Well another month has gone by and these monthly posts will be coming to end next month. Don’t worry I am sure I will still be posting lots of cute baby events and pictures! I just think going beyond 12 months on a monthly basis is a bit overkill.
On to the important part of the post… (Warning it is a bit longer than usual.)
James is getting busier everyday and we are enjoying him more everyday. I know I keep saying that but seriously it is true! He is doing so many new things now. It is official that his first word is “boof” as in woof woof for a dog (with the double o sound). The first thing he says in the morning when he wakes up is” boof.” Whenever we enter another person’s house he says “boof” looking to see if there is a dog in the home, because he assumes everyone has a dog. There are many times he says it and I am not sure where it comes from. Then low and be hold there is someone walking their dog, or a dog is out and about. What can I say he loves dogs! Austin and I are just happy that we didn’t have to fight over the fact that he said either mama or dada first. He is babbling a ton and is LOUD! We have to shush him or stick his binky in frequently in public places when he is getting too loud. He is able to point to or look in the direction of items when asked ie where are my eyes, nose, mouth? where is Charlie? Dada?
He loves to throw the ball and his arm is getting stronger each day. He loves to read books but mostly likes to read the same ones over and over. His most recent favorites are Llama Llama Zippity Zoom (I have this memorized), Ten Little Ladybugs, Peek A Who (The last page he shoves his face in to the mirror to see himself better. Pretty cute.) and the classic Hop on Pop.
He loves knocking down stacks of blocks and sometimes will have patience to stack a few of them himself. I showed him how to switch on and off light switches and he now points to the switch every time we leave a room wanting to flip the switch himself. He points his finger at everything. He does most things with his left hand at this time. I know it is likely that this will change but at this point in time we consider him a lefty. He is crawling everywhere and pulling up on everything. He will walk when you hold his hands but is not really into going for it on his own yet. He is getting quite clingy with mama, meaning he cries when I leave the room 9 times out of 10 and the rest of the time I have a baby either stuck to my leg or wanting to be held. Sometimes I just want to detach but mostly I am soaking up every second of it! I know that I won’t get these moments back and he is just so stinking cute!
Can’t believe next month it will have been a FULL YEAR since Jamesy joined our family! We love you sweet Jamesy!
Swinging with Grandpa
His first milkshake at the Diner
The modern father on a lovely Sunday afternoon on Fourth Avenue.
James had his first drops of coffee… ON ACCIDENT! Whoops didn’t know there were still a few dregs left. Whatever. He survived.
He once was the baby that other children were taking out his pacifier. The tables have now turned. Sorry sweet Selah!
This is his Lemon sour face.
James’ first time bowling.
Lisa showing James the ropes.
Practicing throwing the ball.