dear Logan (11 months)

10:00:00 PM Jaclyn Armstrong 1 Comments

my sweet baby boy,

Your first year is coming to a close, and it is such a bittersweet thought. It is sad to think how fast our first year together has gone, but every day is such an adventure with you now. You are so FUN. You are growing and learning so much, and everything we do involves a lot of laughing and smiling. You are still a happy boy, and Mama's little angel.

You have grown out of your 3-6 month clothes (finally!), and somehow you seem to have skipped right to 9 month sizes. You're still long and skinny, but I don't think that's going to change anytime soon. You are small and mighty.

The little wheels in your head spin so fast now I can barely keep up. It seems everyday you learn something new, and it always amazes me. You love to wave goodbye every chance you get, and have recently learned to clap. You clap when you're excited, when you're proud of yourself, and of course as soon as I begin to sing If you're happy and you know it. You are crawling on all fours now, and starting to pull up on a a few things around the house. There's no stopping you these days!

You still love to be out of the house, no matter where we go. You love to ride in the shopping cart and explore new places and people. You love to be outside, and you still love to swing. If someone's giving you attention you're always happy.

We celebrated your first Christmas and first visit from Santa Claus. You weren't a fan of having your picture taken with a strange man, but you loved opening presents. With a little help you ripped gifts open, and then spent most of your time playing with the paper, ribbons, and bows. You even played with them for hours at your great-grandparents' house in High Point, and stayed happy and content until midnight!

You still love puzzles and balls, but you spend a lot of your time with your Poppity Pop Musical Dino. You love to see just what all you can fit inside! I often find your pacis, socks, and puzzle pieces stuck in the hole. And yesterday you managed to gather 2 pairs of my shoes and put them in there as well. You also love to stack your toys on shelves and steps. We find new decorations on the windowsills every day.

You may love new people, places, toys, and puzzles, but there's nothing you love more than food. If anyone else in the room is eating, you're not happy until something is shared with you. You manage to chew anything we give you with those 5 little teeth of yours. We still feed you pureed food and yogurt for some meals, but you really prefer to have things you can pick up and feed yourself. You devoured squash, broccoli, chicken, and bread for dinner tonight, and only paused to let us know how pleased you were with everything! Your appetite is unstoppable. If I didn't cut you off every once in a while, you would eat yourself sick. You're just like your daddy!

I can't believe how quickly this year has come and gone for us. It seems as if you've always been a part of our lives, and I cherish every minute of the last year we've spent together. You are such a precious, loving little boy. I can't wait to see what the next year has in store for us!

love always & forever,

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