Saturday, November 19, 2011

One Year Old Birthday Boy

I know it sounds so cliche to say, but I really can not believe that a year has already flown by since the birth of our precious little boy.  Looking back, it really does still seem like it was only just a couple of months ago that we were in the hospital room, holding our breath, anxiously waiting for Myers to take his first breath of life.  

And now, here we are, a full year later!  We didn't waste anytime this morning... Myers's first birthday present was all set up and waiting for him when he woke up.  And he didn't waste anytime before starting to play.  He was immediately ready to get to work building stuff!

While he was busy playing, I was busy finishing all of the birthday party decorations.  As you can see from the picture below, there was snow on the ground this morning, just like when we he was born!

It wasn't long before Myers's party guests began to arrive, and he was right in the middle of them, ready to play just like the big kids.  They only stopped playing once they realized that it was time to eat...  PIZZA TIME!

Myers's favourite part of the day was his birthday cake.  Who doesn't love cake... especially one made out of ice cream?!  It was the perfect treat for our teething birthday boy!  He couldn't shovel the yummy stuff in fast enough...

Just like his big sister, Myers loves balloons.  So it was fitting that we had filled the house with balloons for him on his special day.  

He was pretty tuckered out from all of the excitement of the morning, which made it very easy to put him down for his afternoon nap.  But once he woke up, he was ready to play with all of his new toys.  Thank you again to all of our friends and family for spoiling our sweet little man!

I'll wrap up this ceremonial post with the latest updates for Mr. Myers.  Since his last update here, (10 months old) Myers has been one very busy dude.  In the past 2 months, he has

  • started crawling around WITH his toys.  It is so cute to hear him make the little vroom vroom noises when he pushes his cars along with him.  
  • begun to talk on the phone.  Well, not really talking... it's more a bunch of ma ma ma ma ma ma to whomever is on the other end of the line!  But he loves to pretend just the same.
  • discovered that he can get whatever he wants out of me by reaching and saying Momma.  And trust me, he says Momma ALL. THE. TIME.  
  • also discovered that Momma will also give him whatever he wants and then even more in response to the tight squeezing hugs and big open mouth kisses that he showers upon me ALL. THE. TIME.
  • still shown no interest in walking by himself, but he can now stand on his own and will walk through the house while pushing either a walker or riding toy.  
  • figured out how to push the buttons on EVERYTHING.  The remote control, the TV, the BluRay player, the phone... anything that has a button that blinks or buzzes, Myers is going to push it!
  • settled into a routine that includes crawling to the door at the speed of light everyday at precisely 2:35 when I say, "It's time to go get Reagan from school."  
  • two more teeth that have come in, giving him a total of eight chompers now.
  • continued to grow to now be a full 20 pounds and 30.5 inches long.
There is no doubt about it, he is turning into a little man!

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