Thursday, March 25, 2010

One Year Old

Mr. W turned one year old.  A whole year since this whole thing started.  The time has raced by so quickly, but when I think of all the things we've done, experienced, accomplished, guessed and figured out, etc., it seems like forever ago that he was born.  But (warning:  mushy cliche), I can't really remember life without him.  Pretty sure he's a keeper.

We had a couple of little parties for Winston -- one for friends and one for family.  All are so kind and generous to not only Winston, but to D and me, as well.  We are so lucky to have so many people who love and support our family.

(thank you Kristin for the banner and cupcake toppers)
I have made several attempts at snapping the traditional monthly photos, but I've run into some road blocks:
A)  The boy won't sit still long enough to create a non-blurry picture;
B)  Placing him on the changing table in onesie and appropriate signage is a hazard because of previously mentioned challenge (see A);
C)  Lots of rain means junky lighting, which means not so good photos.  I'm no expert photographer here; and finally,
D)  I've been busy.

This weekend's weather looks promising, so the hubs and I will tag team the photo opp necessary for the photos.  W's appetite has kicked up a notch, so it will look a bit odd if it takes us much longer than this weekend to get the photos done.

Anyway, here are his stats:
Height:  31" (95%)
Weight:  21 lb. 1.5 oz (25%)

He's growing taller and taller, and (slowly) wider and wider.  Just one long and lean little dude.  Here are some things I love about Winston:

**Smashes his face on the back door and blows his cheeks out when I take Lucy out for her business.

**Obsesses over closing doors.  As soon as we enter a room, the door must be shut behind us.  Hasn't quite figured out how to open doors back up, which brings a bit of frustration.

**Finally likes milk!

**Weight loss partner.  I think he eats more than I do when we go out for lunch.  And when you share a meal, that's a positive thing for me.

**So sensitive.  W doesn't like it when other kids or babies cry.  It's like it hurts his feelings.  So he cries along with them, just to make sure they have somebody to cry with (I suppose?).

**Takes a good Sunday nap following afternoon church (which is brutal!).  Can't thank you enough, W.

**As my mom refers to them, "Fred Flinstone" feet that are so adorable.

**All boy all the time.

**Loves to people watch, particularly at restaurants.

**Karate chops the car seat canopy any chance he gets.

**Sixth sense of knowing the second a drawer, cabinet or dishwasher is opened and races directly to it for entry, inspection and removal of contents.

There are so many things to like about you, Winston.  I can't keep track of them all.  I sure love everything about you, though, even your mischievous smile after performing your latest trick.  Love you, Bubs.



Jamie said...

Happy Birthday to Winston! Looks like he loves the cake!

Fred Flinstone feet are the best!

Megan and Ben said...

We love our Winston and miss him like mad. Happy Birthday little buddy!
Nice job on the photos too! The pics of you and Dave with the boy are so cute...such proud parents! love it.

Brad and Amanda said...

I can't believe he's 1!! Happy Birthday Winston! Such a cute little family :)