Monday, May 23, 2011

milestone: eleven months

I can't believe Miles is eleven months old!! Even harder to believe: he'll be a year old in just one month. It's gone by in the blink of an eye. I remember the early sleepless nights (and a few recent ones!) when I couldn't wait for the sun to come up because that meant it was a new day -- we were literally taking it hour by hour and day by day. Now the days seem to fly by, and I have to slow down and really enjoy every single precious moment.

Miles continues to amaze us with his new tricks. He's cruising along the furniture with ease and trying to stand up on his own all the time. He loves finger foods and will tell you when he's had enough "baby" food purees by spitting it out at you. He's quick to smile and laugh which brings us constant joy. One of his newer skills is pointing...almost there with the pointer finger and instead he motions in the direction of whatever catches his eye and waves at it. Miles plays peek-a-boo with his towel after bathtime pulling it up over his face with both hands and down again (repeat 10+ times). Another new favorite trick is downward dog -- he's an early yoga lover! He's using mama and dada a lot to "talk" to us.

The next month will bring a big transition at daycare to a new room and teacher, and I'll start the weaning process, which I'm sad/happy about at the same time. Lots of changes coming!

The weekends are getting busy with farmers markets outings, trips to the park and walks in the stroller now that it's finally getting warmer. We're excited for a summer full of new adventures.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

happy mother's day

It was wonderful to celebrate mother's day with Miles. Even after celebrating with my mom and grandma for years, this mother's day definitely had an entirely new meaning.

Miles gave me my first homemade mother's day gift, which he made at school with his teacher. Daddy and Miles also got me some thoughtful gifts.

homemade gift
 mommy card
he looks like such a little man in this photo!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

nine/ten month photos

 church dedication
 smelling a lily at the botanic garden
 showing off his walking skills
 Easter bunny mask designed by daddy
 crawling around the front yard
 at the zoo with Uncle Michael, Abigail and great Nan

Monday, May 2, 2011


Miles is a Bubble Babe! We started swim lessons last week and had lots of fun. Ben was in the water with Miles, and they did great together. The class is all about getting babies comfortable in the water so they sang songs, climbed the wall and sorta went under (over the face). Miles loved watching the other kids and playing with his buddy Michael.

I have tons of photos and some video to share. Coming soon!