I know I've been a blogging slacker...and lots has happened since we've moved to Anaheim, but I couldn't not post on the day my baby turned ONE!
I can hardly believe that he's been with us a whole year, but at the same time I can no longer imagine life without his sweet spirit and goofy grin. While sleeping is still not one of his strong suits he continues to amaze me as he grows and develops each and every day. My favorite thing he has learned in the last month is going down stairs. Prior to living in this house he never had to deal with them, but my parents' room has three steps you must go down to enter the room. Several times a day, Michael sits at the top step and says hi to his grandma. She claps her hands from her bed and he gets up on his knees and claps back. One day he decided he wanted to go in the room and he tumbled face first down those stairs. He literally flipped over as he crashed down them. For the next day or two he didn't dare get close to the edge of the steps. Then one day I was in the room talking to my mom and he crawled to the edge of the top step, turned his body and very cautiously went down the steps backwards all on his own. =) It's kind of funny how excited we get over things like this, but we cheered and cheered...
His sixth tooth finally broke through last week and he's been eating more and more solid foods. He still doesn't eat a whole lot, but when all else fails we can usually convince him to eat a few small nibbles of bread. He LOVES bread. He's still rather petite and it makes me worry sometimes with how very skinny he looks, but we'll see at his one year appointment if I'm just being silly for worrying.
We had a mini celebration for his birthday tonight and Stephanie made him cupcakes. He didn't know what to do with it, but once he figured out that the frosting was gooey he enjoyed clapping his hands and spreading the sugary goodness.
He'll get his real birthday cake next week at his birthday party. =)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHAEL! We love you!