I missed little man’s 13 month post because we were traveling to see family. When we returned from vacation things have just been full speed ahead with ministry plans for the fall, hence my absence on the blog recently. So this month I will be combining the two updates.
Jase took his first steps on July 7th which was an incredibly exciting moment. I don’t think I will forget the look on his face, the pure astonishment at what he had just realized his feet were capable of doing. It was beyond precious. Since that day he has been full speed ahead. Once he realized that he could walk, he has not stopped. It has taken this mama a lot longer to come to terms with her little boy walking; I still cannot believe how fast the days go. We have been teaching him sign language to help him better communicate instead of screaming or crying when he wants something. He has quite a handful of words now as well. He is obsessed with climbing on anything and everything he can which results in quite a few tumbling incidents – I am telling you, he is all BOY!
It has been such a precious treasure watching him grow into this wobbly little toddler, and I am so thankful to all of you who have been a part of his little life watching him grow here through the blog, and in real life too!
To my little Peanut,
I cannot believe you are walking! The first year of life really goes by as fast as they say. There is so much change, so many milestones being reached, so many new things being achieved it just makes everything go so fast. You have been quite the bundle of joy. You look so much like your daddy, but act so much like your mommy; still to this very day. You love to be the center of attention and you love to make people laugh. I can only imagine what you are going to be like when you start school one day. You are known everywhere you go for the crazy noises you make; they’re so crazy I don’t even know how to describe them. Your grandpa nicknamed you Velociraptor while he was here to visit last week; I think that is probably the closest way to describe those little noises you make.
You absolutely love your mommy and daddy. During vacation, we would bring you into bed with us in the morning and you would play, then you would come back and put your head against mommy, and then your head against daddy – your way of giving us hugs. You would do this over and over again in between playing. One day, you grabbed your daddy’s face, and your mommy’s face, brought us together and gave us both your little hug. It’s these moments that just overwhelm my heart with so much love. Sometimes I just look at you playing, or laughing, or talking and tears feel my eyes – I love you something fierce, little man.
You LOVE to play hide and seek. Your dad and I could play it with you for hours and you would laugh every time you find us, and so would we. You love to read books, and have even started reading them to yourself. I wonder what you are saying. I love the way you say “hiiiiii” as your drag out your “I” with a huge cheesy grin on your face. When you first learned this word you would walk in circles between the rooms in our house, and every time you entered the room we were in you would let out a big “hiiiiii!” It is so much fun watching you grow and learn every day. I cannot wait to see the little boy that you grow into. But at the same time, little peanut, slow down, don’t grow up to fast. Until next month….