Tuesday, October 11, 2011

11 Months.

Dear Mason,

One month from now you'll be a year old. And that is just plain crazy.

You're still growing. And growing. Your hair is getting long. Your dad is always tucking the sides behind your ears, he thinks it makes you look like a dweeb. I think it makes you look even cuter.

You've been walking for a little over a month now, and have become very good at it.  You stopped crawling all together and are always on your feet.

You have started carrying things around with you.  Sometimes we hold our breath in hopes you don't fall down and bonk your head on whatever you're carrying, but that has yet to happen (surprisingly).

People are often surprised by how well you can bend over and squat.  You do so with ease, like you've been doing it for ages.

Your talking has exploded this month.  You are more verbal now than you have ever been.  While it is still a language of your own, you have managed to say words that sound like "Jesus" and "exactly".. though those were only accidents.  I think the only word you may say and mean is "dada."  A noise you often make is "ssssss."

You have become a lot more whiny, too.  When you don't get what you want, you let us know!

When you get mad, you bite.  You've started showing your strong emotions through biting.  It isn't pleasant, but you are easily distracted.  I've only bled once.

I'd have to say your favorite foods are still spaghetti and yogurt.  Your interest in food have been wavering lately, sometimes you could sit at the table happily for 45 minutes, other times, 5 minutes is more than enough time.

You have always enjoyed being close to me during the day and are only content to entertain yourself for so long.  I have had to come up with ways to keep you busy so I can get some things done.  Sometimes, you help me do the dishes.. and laundry.. and sweeping the floor.  In fact, you are kind of obsessed with the broom right now.

You are also obsessed with wheels.  On your toys, on the stroller.. Last week we visited a nursing home and you were delighted by all the wheel chairs.

You are also into technology.  You don't leave our computers alone.  I'm missing three keys that you managed to pop off of my laptop.  Every morning when we get up, we hang out in bed for a while and you play with my cell phone.. you know, to check your messages and stuff.  You also love pushing buttons on the remote and our home phone.

You really enjoy your stroller.  Sometimes when I'm holding you, you will lean towards it, so I'll put you in it and that makes you so happy.

You still love being outside and we've been taking advantage of the beautiful weather lately.  Lots of walks and exploring.

Keep growing and being you.



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Isn't it just ridiculous how old our babes are getting!?!? Some days I can't take it, but other days it's just so fun. I've heard from a few friends that months 12-24 are even better and I feel like I can already tell that they are going to be so fun. And kudos to you for having a kid who loves his stroller...mine writhes and whines to get out of it just a few minutes after the walk has begun and I end up carrying him the rest of the way. Not fun. :)