Saturday, August 29, 2009

Only 6 more days until...

my baby turns 1! I can't believe the age ticker at the top of this blog has already reached the end of its journey. Less than a week until Philip's big day!

And speaking of his birthday, I have been saying for months that Philip would be walking by the time he turned one. We're so proud of our little guy!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Walking Wonder!

Is it official yet? Do we have a toddler?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

First Friends

Natalie and Michael came by this evening and they brought Michael's nephew Julian along! Hurray for play dates! Granted, Philip took an ill-timed nap for a substantial portion of the visit but awoke in time for dinner on the deck with his new buddy.

Julian extending a hand in friendship... Philip is not convinced.

Graciously posing for an onslaught of pictures.

Seriously, how stinkin' cute is this kid??

Julian finally wins Philip over and they knock knuckles to solidify their friendship.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

11 Month Monkey Pics

The older Philip gets, the more "interesting" these sessions get!

This was our first and best shot.

Bribing Philip to please sit still with the baby nail clippers: FAIL.

It's kinda hard to tell which one is the monkey in this picture.

My favorite!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Eleven Months Old!

Philip is eleven months old today. Today marks our last "birthday month" day and wouldn't you know, I forgot to take his monkey picture? Not surprising though, as it's been hit-or-miss as to whether or not I remember to take it on the 4th of every month over the past 10 months. Oh well! Tomorrow is another wonderful day with my sweet baby.

So, milestones this month:

  • Philip is well on his way to walking. This month he started standing on his own for a few moments, unassisted, and he quickly followed that up with taking a few quick steps towards us without anyone supporting him. We've been saying for months now that he'll be walking by his first birthday and he's well on his way to proving us right!
  • He's taken a big interest in what we're eating and we recently started letting him try table food. Yesterday we went to the Olive Garden for lunch and he had a great time sampling our soup and breadsticks. He's definitely showing off the 1/16 Italian in him! LOL
  • He loves imitating us, especially if we're making funny sounds or faces at him. He just discovered how to stick out his tongue after watching me do it. Too funny!
  • His new favorite thing to do is scrunch up his nose and mouth and breathe really hard out through his nose over and over again. He gets the funniest look on his face when he does this--it's hilarious!
  • He's started making "ba" sounds and I think he's associating his bottle with the sounds "ba-ba." I've shown him the bottle on a couple of occasions and he's looked at me and said "ba-ba." I'm not sure I'll call this his first word yet or not as it may still be coincidence. That, or I'm just holding out for "ma-ma." ;-)
  • He has four teeth now. His top left tooth came in last month and his top right is now poking its way through. He just keeps getting more adorable!
There are so many things that I'm sure I'm forgetting. My little guy is going to be a year old in 30 days and I can't even believe it. There's so much about him right now that I wish I could record for posterity, and it saddens me to think that one day I might not remember the funny little faces he's making today or the way his face lights up when he takes a few steps towards our outstretched hands. I never want to forget a single moment of this special time; the happiest time of my life.