Saturday, November 22, 2008

Happy First Birthday!

On November 16th, you completed your year of firsts with your first birthday. We've laughed, we've cried, and we've grown together as a family. You have filled a void in my heart that I didn't even know was there until you came into my life. I've watched you over the months transform from a curled up wrinkled little baby to a strong little boy. Every day you amaze me with what you've learned and you grow more independent, but you will always be my little baby.

Pictures (uploaded out of order)

Winding Down at the end of the evening


Wall Decorations

The Spread
M&Ms with James' face
Alex pretending to be a puppy
James gets a birthday kiss

Hmm, what's this?

om nom nom
Emma and Alex
With Godfather Jay

Skate Zone, 11/10/08

James went to Skate Zone with his friends last week. They open up the floor for kids to push wheeled toys around and play kids songs.


Peekaboo with Mollee

James just wandered around exploring all the toys and the lights. At the end of the video you'll see his friend Alex on a bike.


Leaves Are Yummy

I took James out twice to take pictures of him while the leaves were still out, but he was more interested in tasting the leaves than posing with them.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Teaching James his Colors

James can say "mama," "dada," "baby," and "no." I've tried to get him to start saying animal and color names too when he's in the mood to repeat me. "Blue" and "purple" seem the easiest, and he said them pretty well in the tub today:

Starting to lose interest...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I'm a big boy!

Getting Ready to Go Out
This one's a little blurry but I still love it.
James' new bathtub... in a bath tub.


James' First Halloween

James wore a pirate outfit at daycare, but it was a little too small, so he didn't have it on long. Maybe we'll get a better one next year!
We took James out in his Dinosaur costume to the mall for Halloween, but not before snapping some pictures outside:

Hi Daddy!

I don't know how to edit videos so he's sideways, but here's James in his Halloween costume saying "Daddy" and waving: