Time = Flying By.
That is how I feel as you approach your first birthday. Almost one year already? What!!??
Coleman, your life is all about action words – one might say that you have a verb-filled existence as an 11-month-old.
CRAWLING – like a speedster – you head from my office to Dad’s office to all the other rooms of the house, playing as you go
LAUGHING – you laugh because you think things are funny but you have perfected the courtesy laugh as well – thanks, son
CRUISING – barely hanging onto furniture, walls, Dad’s chair as you walk around
CLIMBING – up the stairs lightening fast – down the stairs…not so much
EATING – favorite foods: toast, yogurt, pasta, string cheese, treats from Dad
SNUGGLING – oh wait, you’re too interested in looking around to sit and snuggle
ACTING– you were an excellent Wise Man in our family nativity – even though you refused to give up the frankincense to baby Jesus
SLEEPING – we could set the clock by you – ready for bed by 7:30 pm and up by 6:30 am
WALKING – mastering the art of walking with your shopping cart….really fast
KISSING – who doesn’t love a nice open-mouth smooch?
THROWING – favorite toys are definitely balls that you can bang together, and of course, throw around
SPLASHING – just turning the water on in the tub gets you laughing and excited for your bath
WAVING – you’ve gone from a high-five move given randomly to an actual wave when we say “hi” – good job, little man
TALKING – latest noises: trilling your tongue; growling with joy; still click-click-clicking but on demand now; clearing your throat (we think that’s what you’re doing); singing to yourself; ma-ma-ma-ma and a whispered da-da-da-da (neither is in the word category yet, though)
WATCHING – you want to see what is going on by either craning your neck for a better view or heading to the middle of the action to watch it all go down
CHARMING – you have us all wrapped around your little finger with your larger-than-life personality that only grows bigger as the days pass
Cole, if I could bottle up the essence of you I would do it. I love you little one – and every part of your action-filled life.