...to a walking, "talking," toddler.
Having a child is truly witnessing a miracle from God. Reid is such a special gift and Matt and I look forward to watching him grow even more.
Reid's one-year old info:
teeth: 10 teeth that I know of (6 on top, 4 on bottom)
likes: bananas, books, ducks, balls, playing, walking, climbing stairs, getting into anything that he's not supposed to, Lilly, baths, exploring
dislikes: taking naps, having whatever he's not supposed to be getting into taken away, getting a diaper change (although it has gotten much better), being held when he wants to walk, getting his nose wiped and face cleaned
words: duck - "duh", ball- "bah", dada, mama, uh-oh
sleeping: 7 to 7 (took 9 months to get there, but halleluiah we made it!)/ 2 naps a day lasting anywhere from 1 hour to 2 hours
I had grand plans of getting out today, but God had other plans for the weather on Reid's birthday:
So we just stayed in and enjoyed the warmth of the heater. Reid's special birthday dinner was frito chili pie - which he loved. My grand plans included making a carrot cake (recipe found at the back of What to Expect the First Year, which BTW has some other great recipes for babies/toddlers), but since I couldn't get out, I ended up making Berry Bread since I had all the ingredients on hand. We're having a family birthday party this Saturday and he'll have a real cake then, but I felt like he needed some kind of treat on his birthday.
Eyeing his dinner
Our birthday gifts to Reid included his new carseat, and a bathtub of his own. The kitchen sink has been a good bathtub for his first year. (and, I did clean it every night before he had his bath, and I didn't use that side for dishes because I know that sinks carry a lot of germs).
Thank you so much to our friends and family for making this first year so special to Matt, me, and Reid. We really value all of your friendships and have enjoyed the new ones that we've made. I am also so excited to have made "blogger" friends and enjoy being able to get to know you through your posts. Thank you too for all the sweet comments. I really appreciate all the good wishes!