Tuesday, November 15, 2011

12 Months.

Dear Mason,

Well hello, my little one year old.

I've been looking back on some older pictures of you and it seems crazy that you were ever so small. It is as if you've always been running around, doing your thing.. never just a little blob content to sit and snuggle for hours.

You are really good at walking in your shoes now, and they fit a lot better.
You enjoy playing with them, too. The velcro is fun and apparently tastes good, too.

Yes, you are still putting everything in your mouth. Including, but not limited to: crayons, gravel, and food off the floor.

Your favorite foods right now haven't changed too much, but you are starting to eat more at meal times.

Your face lights up with a smile at the sight of a graham cracker, even if you don't want it.

You and Gulliver are best buds. You like the other animals, but they don't like you as much. Luckily for me, Gulliver can entertain you for several minutes at a time.

For Halloween you were a robot. For two minutes. Then you really really wanted your costume off.

Lately, you have found running under blankets to be super fun. Blanket forts are a must, even if all you do is run through them.

Your book loving has slowed down. I think since you are so active right now, it is hard for you to sit still and enjoy having a book read to you. This is a drastic change. We are hoping your love for the books returns someday.

You don't mind getting bundled up to go outside, probably because you love being able to leave the house, even if it is cold and windy. When we go out, you want to walk, and you head straight for the lane. Mittens do seem to slow down your gravel sampling though.

When you don't get what you want, you look like this.

Sometimes, you cheer up in 2 seconds, other times, you need some extra attention.

Whenever you knock something over, whether it be a block tower or little animals, you clap. It is so cute. You also clap when we sing "If You're Happy and You Know It".

You also are really good at waving bye-bye and sometimes do so with without prompt. You learned the sign for milk this past month and it only took you a couple days to catch on. But it looks just like your wave, so... are you hungry or are you leaving?

Your hair is getting so long in the back, soon it will be time for a cut! It looks especially rad when you smear food in it and it sticks straight out.

You've starting pretending to talk on the phone. It is so funny because you hold it up basically to the back of your head. It doesn't have to be a phone either, a block or other toy will do. Heck, even food works.

You really don't say many words. Mama and dada, but that's not new. When I ask if you are done at the table, you try to repeat me. It sounds like "duh". You can say "tractor". It is hit or miss, but you love them so much I guess you wanted to learn how to say it. 

I think you've started pretending. You will slowly approach the dogs and then turn and run away like they are chasing you and practically leap into my lap. If this is a sign of what's to come, I can't wait.

I guess you are a toddler now, or so that's what they say. I'm so excited for all the things you are going to learn.



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Happy One year to Mason! Yayyy! I love the picture of him looking at his little animals all lined up! And I love the one of him rolling around with the dog! Precious friends! :)

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So great! Your pictures are just wonderful!!!