Sunday, October 21, 2012

Happy 14 Months

October 19, 2012

Dear Blakey,

Wow!  You turned one, almost four teeth have made their presence known, learned to walk, and all of my free time disappeared.  You still love to smile, pretend to tickle our feet or arms and admire everything that your big brother does.  The term "busy" doesn't do you justice. 

Your first official haircut was on September 8th while we were in Missouri visiting your Nana & Papa for the very first Mizzou SEC football game.  You weren't too interested in the Tigers or the Bulldogs but did have a few words for the hairdresser when your hair was trimmed.  You screamed and cried for the entire two minute process.    And did I say that you cried as loud as I've ever heard?  Your Nana has selective memory because she said you were as sweet as could be imagined.  I guess that's what happens when you have grandkids. 

Your first tooth started to come through on the weekend of your birthday party.  It officially broke through a few weeks later.  And then you had one sweet tooth on the bottom.  A second one, on the top, started to come through shortly thereafter.  You have one and a half teeth on the top and bottom.  It's really cute and I am so glad to know that your teeth finally got on the stick and decided to make their debut. 

Walking has been another adventure all in itself.  Your first steps were right at 13 months.  I loved watching you gain your confidence as you would take one or two steps from the coffee table to the chair in the living room and then graduated to several more steps between the couches and finally five, ten, and then fifteen steps from your dad to me.  It didn't take you long at all.  Now you are Connor make laps through the entry way to the living room, to the kitchen, to the dining room, back to the entry way and on and on. 

The pictures below are from the most recent haircut adventure.  Connor did really well and I think he may have actually had fun at SnipIt's.  You, on the other hand, left no doubt in anyone's mind that it was the most terrible thing that you've ever had to do.  For that, I'm sorry.  For sweet haircut, I'm very impressed. 

Oh yeah, and getting you AND your brother to smile and look at the camera at the same time is impossible. 

Thank you for being you.  I love you so much!