Isaiah’s twelve months– He’s one now!

He’s one!!! Can it really be true? My baby is a toddler. It continues to be amazing to watch him grow and change; become more independent and proud of his new skills every day. DSC_5221Isaiah’s new skills and milestones this month include:

1- He started signing “please”. I was at Mom and Dad’s and Dad was on his way out of the house; Isaiah was in the high chair. Dad looked over and said “he’s wiping his hand on his shirt”. And there he was, signing please. So rewarding when I’ve been signing it to him for what seems like forever. Next one we are focusing on; thank you.

2- Isaiah’s favourite things to play with Daddy is hide and seek. Since before he was eleven months Jon will go to one of three default places in the house and call Isaiah’s name. Isaiah excitedly crawls around looking for him. And when he finds him, Jon always says, emphatically “you found me!!!” And Isaiah giggles the proudest little giggle. The only problem with this game is that now when Jon is not in the house Isaiah will crawl to these three places to see if they are playing the game or if Daddy really is gone.

3- books. How much can we say about books? Isaiah is COMPLETELY addicted to books. He will crawl over to his books basket, pull all the books out, and then sit in the pile of books and look at them, sometimes for an hour at a time. Periodically during that hour he will crawl to me, pushing a book along his way and grunt/ groan at me until I read it to him. He loves our reading time before naps and before bed. And he always cries when after 5, 6, or 14 books we say “all done reading Isaiah”.

DSC_5233 DSC_5239 DSC_52414- Isaiah’s vocabulary has exploded in the past month. Of course he’s been saying “mama” and “dada” for a while, but at the beginning of the month he started attempting to say Grandpa– “bapa”. Another that he often said was Ezekiel (his cousin) whenever we look at the pictures on the fridge– “Eeeee- zzzzzzzz”. Saying Annika (another cousin) quickly followed “annnn-ta”. I feel like now I’m losing count of the words he attempts to say but they include, amen, all done, the end, egg, please, beans, apple, applesauce, Beckam, and Grandma.

5- Isaiah is always on the move! The photos below were my attempt to take birthday photos of him. After trying and trying to capture him on his own, I thought I had a great idea and would just give him the balloon. But as fast as it was in his hands it was back out and he was on his way, chasing it. Hence the photos we ended up with.

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Isaiah- you are one year old already! It’s been an amazing and exciting year. We all survived the first year together. We are SO happy to have you as a part of our family. One year ago you made us a Mommy and Daddy. And it’s been an amazing journey of learning more about who we are and who you are and what our little family is. Thank you for being patient with us as we learn and grow together. We love you so much!!

More posts to come with his birthday celebrations, both on his birth DAY and the weekend that followed.

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