Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Little Mister 1 Year Old...11 Months Come and Gone

     Playing with cousins and their birds...a little love peck :0)
 Kisses for Great Grandma Jean at the zoo-we had a blast
 Exploring the stump at the Pocatello zoo
 Entertaining the Great Grandpa's
 Great Grandpa Hand watched D while I took my mom for pedi's for Mothers Day
 REading books and snuggling daddy...he is not much of a snuggler, but Danen loves books!
 His next big love-ROCKS
He went from walking to climbing in 1 day...lookout world! 
 We had to move up to 12 month clothes....my baby is getting too big :/
 We did a quick anniversary trip to Granite Hot Springs...it was closed but Danen and I enjoyed the warm stream
 Playing in the hot springs....super nasty algae all over
 New found love-the park...I think he likes swinging!!
 When I get a quiet shower I have to wonder why, the one time I forgot to put up the toilet paper he went to town...he is kind of obsessed with paper
 He still loves being outside
 His first big bonk while my parents were in town-he hit the edge of the chair crawling underneath my mom-OUCH
 Learning to crawl up slides...he tried and tried and tried but kept sliding back down-too cute
 Cousin Mara was sooooo amazing at keeping him entertained
 Hmmm...pretty sure he is too young to do this...
 ....and this!! Man does he love climbing!
 We went to Poky on his birthday weekend to sign papers to build our new house!!
 One of his favorite places-by the rocks in the backyard---he was bear crawling with these in his hands...silly boy
 Snuggling up to Klaire Bear
 Happy camper on a dinner trip to Freemont lake
 Family pix at the lake-finally starting to warm up...found 2 ticks after this outing :/
 Our dinner buddies Keri and Klaire
 He would not leave Klaire alone...tackled her to give her loves
 Tell came home from his mission so we went to the report (this is the day he took more than 3 step during sacrament to go bang on the glass doors with some cute little girlies). We got to hang out with Kris and Kyle...They were more cooperative for pictures than he was-he wanted down to play and was screaming like a wild man
 Looking at horses with Grandma
 Mothers day picture for 2013
 So proud of himself for learning how to walk
 I was doing laundry and he decided to come help by rolling all over it-such a funny kid
 Photo booth at his party-held one week before his actual birthday-done over the holiday so family could come
 His first time drinking out of a straw at his Little Mister Milk Mustache Bash
(but he didn't do it again until Grandma Murphy had him while we were in Florida)

We cannot believe how fast Danen's first year went by!! He is such a determined little guy...he already thinks he is so big and wants to run with the big kids! Although he gives me a run for my money and tests my patience daily- I love this little guy to pieces. He is such a smart kiddo...and knows exactly what he wants which can make things challenging. One day after he was walking he crawled into the dishwasher.....he has been trying to climb on everything ever since. Danen and I were able to go to Pocatello 2 times-once for mothers day while Eric was gone and the other to sign a building contract for our new house :0). We are super excited and I will post on that again soon. Danen is walking everywhere now, loves to make animal sounds (elephant, dog, and we are working on monkey), he throws fits like its no ones business (head thrown back, screaming, throwing himself on the floor-usually when being moved from what he wants to do), he still loves balls and can find them anywhere, his is sleeping on his own without being swaddled (just with the noise machine-light sleeper), he is a social bug and loves people-he usually warms up quickly too, loves water, loves walks and playing outside, loves his dad, loves reading books, loves the park, loves Grandma and his cousins (still isn't sure about Grandpa), loves animals, is too used to all my crazy photo sounds to even pay attention now, he is super curious and gets into things but isn't really destructive or messy, he is still great at daycare but won't take naps for Steph very well, he is still only taking 1 nap for me a day that is usually about 2-3 hours long, he doesn't like getting dirty, he is still a pretty good eater but doesn't really feed himself other than finger foods, he still doesn't like his sippy or juice, and I switched him a few days early to whole milk and he didn't even notice :0). We sure love our little bug!! We had a great party for him with friends and family-it had been such a busy weekend already, but he loved it and was great. He didn't really dig into the cake and didn't love it on his hands...I am sure next year that will all change. It has been a year full of firsts all around-this little mister has made me a mama. We are still learning everyday how to be a great family-he has truly helped to complete us. It isn't always easy-but it is always worth it. Some days I have to remind myself and take a step back...its about then that he gives me slobbery kisses and backs into my lap for a book. We love our little boy who has a larger than life personality. There is no middle ground with him-when he is happy he is super happy and when he is mad he is really mad....I can't wait to see where that stubborn determination takes him :0). We will love him forever this one...he really is amazing :0)!