Thursday, March 14, 2013

Happy 1st Birthday Little Man

It's hard to believe my firstborn is turning one already. If you would have asked me when we got married I wouldn't have guessed we would be enjoying our first little rough and tumble boy already but I love it! JJ is so much fun! And we couldn't have asked for a better start to our family. It's been 12 wonderful months, trust me it's not all sunshine and rainbows here but it's worth it!

Here's a few JJ stats at the 1 year mark:

Loves to eat: just about anything...there isn't anything he doesn't like yet. Favorites are tomatoes, avocados, homemade French fries, bananas and grapes.

Says: ball, banana, more, mama, dada, DON'T, bottle, "all done".... I know it sounds like a lot but he doesn't say all of them all of the time. Ball is definitely his favorite and the easiest to understand. A few months ago he stopped signing for more and is opting for the word now, although he signs "all done"still.

Favorite toys: yep you guessed it BALL! (He is his fathers son, as soon as he walks you better believe Justin will have him dunking) he also likes playing with measuring cups, cars, play food, and books.

JJ finally started sleeping through the night at 10 1/2 months (which felt like forever!) along with his switch to formula.

He LOVES to take a bath and splash all over the place.

He LOVES his orange blanket ( a random blanket from sue and Leonard that we decided would be good since it was warm, and he got attached to it and loves getting into his crib so he can snuggle up with it)

He has 8 teeth now, 4 on the top and 4 on the bottom.

He is walking some here and there, somewhere between 6-8 feet is his record so far,I think. he hasn't quite decided that walking is more efficient than crawling.

He's growing well despite a handful of ear infections, cold and the stomach flu, although he is healthy now and we just want to keep it that way!

I just adore this squish able little face and the rest of his chunky self! And am so grateful to have him in our family! I can't wait for some cake-smashing fun!


  1. Madi-so hard to believe he is 1! He is adorable, I cannot wait to see cake smashing pictures :) This upcoming year is going to be a blast for you guys-so much fun and adventure lies ahead. P.S. Give Jill and her crew a hug from us.

  2. awwww he is getting so big .. miss you guys
    love ya <3