Sunday, November 24, 2013

A year already?

On November 19, we celebrated one year with B in our family.  I can't believe it has been a year already!  It seems like just yesterday that I was calling for a friend to pick up Jared and Eloise so that I could go have a very early baby boy.  We started the big day with making cake.  
 Jared and Eloise were having a rough morning, so we cheered them up with some present opening.  B wanted to open his presents with his teeth.  He makes better use of those two teeth than most of us make with twenty or more.  Jared and Eloise had each gotten B "something soft to cuddle."  Jared got him a bear in a giraffe suit, which he named "Giraffely," and Eloise got him a stuffed frog.
 I saw this bead toy and could not resist it.  Think waiting room toy meets Rube Goldberg.  The beads have traps and levers and springs for launching them.  I want to spend hours playing with this thing.  As an added bonus, the kids will learn physics while they play with it.
 Grandma and Grandpa sent a walker.  As soon as it was put together, B got up and started pushing it around the house.  Eloise really likes to play with it.  She calls it her lawn mower.
 In the afternoon, we decorated the cake.  When I was deciding what kind of cake to make, the first thing I thought of that I know B likes is dirt.  I was going to do a dirt cake, but, at the last minute, decided to make it into a dump truck.  It turned out okay, with help from my baking team.
 The cake:
 Grandma and Grandpa Knight and our Georgia cousins tuned in for the big cake moment.
 B went straight for the "dirt," as expected.
 Jared and Eloise really wanted to help him by offering him bits of frosting,
 but B didn't need any help.  He got a big piece of cookie in his mouth and spent his whole time with the cake drooling chocolate all over.  Most of the cake was a total loss due to drool.
  Eloise was delighted to point out that he was covered in chocolate.

B loves eating dirt, trying to do anything Jared or Eloise is doing, and his dog, Shadow.  He is very easy going, but is starting to be wary about unfamiliar people.
At his 12 month checkup on Thursday, B weighed 22 lbs 2 oz., and was 29 inches tall.  He is still hanging out in the 50th percentiles for both, as he has since birth.  It is very exciting to watch him learn new things and say new words almost every day.
 Happy birthday, B-bug!

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