Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Liam - 12 Months

Highlights from this month: Wow, there were an abundance of highlights from this month. Your birthday party was so much fun to plan. We had the best day celebrating with everyone. Everyone gave you awesome gifts. Your Uncle Phil gave you a scooter that you couldn't get enough of at the party!

Weight: 24 pounds and 4 ounces

Height: 31 inches (Last measured at 9 months.)

Hair: Your hair is really light. Sometimes, it looks darker. I would say it's dirty blonde.

Eyes: Still very blue

Clothes: 2T shirts and 18 month pants.

Eating: I realized again how hungry you are in the morning! I always give you an 8 ounce bottle of milk and a 10 ounce green smoothie. That's a lot of liquid!

You love eggs for any meal. Chicken and beef are favorites too.

You absolutely love the small yogurt snacks. They are freezer dried yogurts in a small round shape. 

Sleeping: You still take two naps a day. You wake up around 8 most days, but there are other days where you wake up at 5:30.

You are still my good sleeper. I can't remember when you last woke up in the middle of the night. I realize I'm lucky!

Milestones: You started walking a couple days before Thanksgiving!You were so cute when you realized you could walk. We are proud of you! 

Your dad wanted to teach you how to clap. I started clapping one night, and you started making the same motion with your hands. Your dad also started clapping all the time with me. The next day, we practiced some more, and you started clapping! Your dad and I thought it was the best thing ever!

Likes: You love your yogurt snacks, exploring every nook and cranny of the house, following us from room to room, tipping things over, watching things drop, dropping things into the bathtub, climbing on top of large objects, dancing to music and playing with any toy that sings or talks. You still like to make funny growling noises.

Dislikes: You dislike your car seat...  You hate it. Ha Getting dressed isn't fun either.

Outings: You went to the mall a couple of times with Mimi and me for Christmas presents. It's fun bringing you there. :) I'm trying to convince your Mimi she needs to try out those animals that you can pay to ride on at the mall. It's hard to explain what they are, but you can pay $5 to ride these fake remote control animals for 7 minutes. I think you would love them!

Of course, we had a fun birthday celebration for you! I had so much fun creating a banner that included a picture of you from each month! It's going up in your room soon. :) We love you so much! We inadvertently had John Deere colors at your party, but it was Dinosaur themed. Your mom isn't super into the whole themed party thing, but I made it nice. 

We had a big Christmas party on the Juns side at your Auntie Katie's house this year. We had a great time celebrating together. Your dad even said it might have been one of the best Christmases yet. Something else exciting happened too... Your dad surprised me with tickets to Florida while we were there! We can't wait to go on vacation and bring you to the beach for the first time. 

We had Christmas Eve lunch at Grandpa's and Christmas Eve dinner at Mimi's house. We had second Christmas at Auntie Tracie's house on Christmas day. It was a wonderful Christmas!!

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