You continue to change at a rate that is leaving us breathless! You are suddenly so tall, having shot up since your last doctors visit! All of the cute 6-12 month clothes I picked for you are going to have to swathe some other baby, because you have outgrown most of them before you even got to wear them! You have lost much of the baby roundness you had and are really starting to s-t-r-e-t-c-h out- a trait you clearly do not get from your Mama, who is both sort and round! I look at you and see flashes of a big boy, and it somehow makes my heart sing and makes my heart break at the same time!
You're a man on the move, buddy! You love to climb the gate we have around the TV stand, cruise along the furniture, squirm while we change your diapers, bounce while we get you dressed! The funniest thing ever is when you crawl towards something you are not supposed to and then stop juuuuust short of reaching it when you hear us say "No!".
We have been having so many adventures together, like swim lessons, story hours, park trips and walks! Swim class is a favorite! You love the water and are so brave! You splash, smile and kick the whole time! At story hour, you sit sweetly and listen to the story, and you always get so excited when you see other children! An afternoon at the playground with your friends is another favorite!