Happy First Birthday, Connor!

It’s official – our little man is ONE! I just can’t believe it! The past 12 months have been the most amazing (and quickest!) of my entire life. I am so grateful that I am able to stay home with Connor and enjoy every moment. Some moments are certainly more difficult than others, but, I like to remind myself how lucky I am that God trusted ME to be Connor’s mama.

If you are interested in reading Connor’s birth story, click here.

Connor now walks more than he crawls. He falls a lot, but picks himself right back up and keeps going! He can clap if you ask him to, copies you if you blow raspberries at him, and can click his tongue.

Connor loves to put things inside other things…a spoon in a tupperware container, a tv remote in the toybox, the baby monitor inside a dresser drawer, rubber duckie inside a lunchbox, etc. He recently started grabbing my hand to put something in it, like a toy or small book. I say, “Thank you!” and he sheepishly grins, as if he knows he did something nice. So cute! Sometimes he’ll take it back so that he can give it to me again. The last week or so, he has been fascinated with pulling bags out of boxes, like cereal. He was pretty proud of himself the other day when he finally got the clip off the shredded wheat bag and helped himself to a few pieces!

Another favorite activity is mixing up his toys, and I think he does it just to drive me crazy. He has a certain toy that plays music and spins around a plastic ball, elephant, and a tree. As soon as he pushes the button to start it, he takes off the ball, elephant, and tree and tosses them aside. Then he’ll throw in a puzzle piece, finger puppet, wooden hammer, or plastic shape instead. Once he leaves that toy, I’ll put everything back, and the cycle begins again! But that’s half the fun, right?

Connor is definitely a chatterbox! Along with his wookie sounds, he also babbles “da da,” “ma ma,” “na na,” and “yah” all the time. We haven’t figured out if any of them have intentional meaning yet, but he certainly says them with conviction!

Mealtimes have been pretty successful. Connor has eaten anything and everything that we have offered. Sure, sometimes we get some yucky faces, but he has never spit anything out or refused a first try. He eats all kinds of vegetables, fruits, and beans, but he especially loves the things I cook! He went nuts over sweet potato-pea curry, black bean burgers, homemade tomato sauce with quinoa pasta, buckwheat pancakes with blueberry sauce…the list goes on!

To our little man…
We love you to the moon and back!



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