This is a picture of you a year ago today. You were only 6 months old and our pride and joy. You loved to put things in your mouth, roll around on the floor, touch Bailey, smile, laugh, and "talk" to us. At this age you were finally sleeping through the night consistently! You also learned to sit up by yourself and you started eating rice cereal every morning for breakfast. You weighed 17 lbs, 8.5 oz and were 28 inches long.
This is a picture of you taken last night. You were a wild man! You can now run all over the place and get into just about anything you want. You are usually a really happy little man (of course you have your moments of being mad/sad/upset/angry) and your personality is very laid back and "go with the flow" like your daddy's.
You wake up sometime between 7:00 and 8:00 every morning and go to bed around 7:45 or 8:00 every night. You have just this week started taking only 1 nap a day. Typically your nap lasts about 2 hours, but it may start to be a little longer since you only take 1 now. Your favorite thing for breakfast is a muffin and banana. You also really like Gerber cereal bars, waffles, grits, yogurt, and any other kind of fruit. For lunch you usually eat leftovers from the night before, part of a lunchable, or Spaghetti O's. And you have fruit with your lunch everyday too. Your favorite thing for supper is probably spaghetti or cheeseburgers. You also love corn, mac and cheese, green beans, sweet potatoes, and most types of peas. Your favorite afternoon snack is Gerber cookies and yogurt melts, but you also like gold fish, puffs, and any kind of cracker. You have always had a really big appetite and it hasn't changed or slowed down a bit. You love to eat and aren't too picky about anything.
Your favorite things to do during the day are to play with your mega blocks, help me unload the dishwasher, do laundry, make the bed, dust, and vacuum. Everytime I vacuum, you get your vacuum and start to help. You also love riding your car around the house, reading books and being read to, playing with Bailey, carrying around her leash, helping take Bailey outside, and walking to the mailbox. You really love playing in the kitchen and pulling everything out of "your" cabinet. Every night when I'm cooking supper you play in the kitchen with spoons and bowls and lids. Every night after supper you like to play on the floor with daddy and ride on his back and sit on top of him and throw the ball with him. You are always busy... discovering, exploring, and doing something!
Your vocabulary seems to grow everyday. You are learning new words all the time and starting to use them more too. I know I'm probably going to forget some of the words you know, but I'm going to try to include all the words you know how to say in the list below.
ma-ma, da-da, bay-bay (for Bailey), bye bye, please, thank you, papa, blue, yellow, car, wagon, keys, water, juice, cracker, teeth, bird, book, shoe, peaches, bath, spoon, bubble, gone-gone, and Emma... your newest words are man and whoa, which you say "MAAANN" and "WHOOA" very dramatically. All of your words aren't completely clear, but we usually know exactly what you're saying.
I'm not sure of your height and weight because we don't go for your check up until the 16th, but I'll update about the doctor's appointment then. Tomorrow is Open House for your preschool and we're so excited about you starting next week. I can't wait to write about it! Even though you are growing up fast, learning more and more, and are quickly becoming a big boy, you are still our precious baby and absolute favorite little man. We love you Garrison Cade!