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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Growing up and pics for Nanna

So tomorrow my baby official turns 1! I can't believe it! I also can't believe that I have another baby due in 4 days! Crazy! Someone told me to be prepared because once John-Mark arrives James is going to seem so much older to me! I hope not! He's only 1! However, over the past several weeks I feel like he has grown up so much. He is 100% a walker now - gone are the days of crawling at all which means his knees and tops of his feet are no longer dirty but now his legs are bruised up from falling all the time and he officially has "grocery store" feet as Jeremy likes to call them. My mom got him his first pair of shoes a couple of weeks ago and he wears them some but I just love him with his little bare feet - I've also read that it's good for them to walk on their bare feet for a while anyway. He also got a pair of crocs for his birthday which he loves! I put them on him just for fun and he got mad when Jeremy took them off! I think he likes them because Jeremy and I wear ours around the house all day so he thinks he's a big boy when he has his on too! He isn't saying any real words but he continues to jibber jabber all the time. He sounds like that Hawaii Christmas song - I don't know if you know what I'm talking about but the chorus is some Hawaii word that has lots of l's in it and that is what James sounds like most of the time.
He also loves to repeat what we do. He'll copy me and put his hands over his eyes to do peek-a-boo. Also, I'll make clicking noises with my tongue and he'll copy me. It's pretty funny to see what he picks up on and repeats. Reminds us to watch ourselves because little eyes are always watching!
We have had so much fun being James' mommy and daddy over this past year - more than we ever expected or imagined. We can't wait to see what is to come!!

Nanna, these pics are for you - we bought James a little basketball goal with some of the birthday money you sent him. He loves carrying the little basketballs all over the house:

James and his daddy!Nanna - I don't know if you can really tell from this picture how many curls James has in the back of his hair - not as much as Jeremy had as a baby but still pretty cute!James and his "snack trap" cup full of Oh's. Charlie loves when James gets this cup out because he knows he is going to get lots of falling Oh's. He follows James around the house like he's his best friend when he has his Oh's in hand!James leaving Charlie to finish off the Oh's he dropped - check out the crocs! Too cute!Also, once John-Mark arrives we will be moving to a new blog address - one that isn't just about James:) I'll post the new address with pics soon!


Allen and Stephanie Drew said...

he is growing...and he will seem big...but he's still your baby. :)

annieck said...

Michelle, he is SUCH a JOY! Yesterday was my first time keeping him in the nursery, and I LOVED every minute! He is so happy and so fun. He was walking everywhere and dancing too. :) His curls are PRECIOUS!
I really really love your little man! He will be a great big brother. :)