I can't even believe you are almost a year old! I know it's a cliche but it really does seem like yesterday when you were born. But it also feels like we didn't really have a life until you came into it. If that makes any sense at all!
You are so much fun! I know I've been saying that for awhile, but really. It's true. You chase the dogs now. They love it - they run away and then come right back. You're standing up so much better these days, and while you are not walking by yourself yet, you are taking steps when you hold onto people or things. You have started letting go of things to stand by yourself too, so we're just waiting for those first unassisted steps.
We are planning your birthday party right now and even that has been a lot of fun! Your dad wanted to do a medieval theme - like your nursery - so that's what we are doing. It will be a small party, family and a few of our friends, but we are all about celebrating your first year of life with those we care about! And we are going all out for it too!
You are so loved, sweet boy. Everyone who meets you, loves you. Your smile, your face, your eyes, the way you wave at people and chatter at them, looking at them like they should totally know what you are saying... you are just so awesome. And we love you more than we could ever describe.
All my love,