Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Dear Colton,

Tomorrow you will be one year old and we just can not believe it!

What an amazingly wonderful year it has been for your daddy and me. You have taught us more about life and love in this short short year then we knew was possible. Your smile and laugh light up a room and your hugs could make any ones day perfect. You are such an amazing little man and we have loved watching you grow and learn this last year.

In the past month you have started to do a lot of "big boy" things. You still aren't walking but you can stand on your own. You crawl faster than we run and you are ready to explore everything and anything. If you want something or you want to get somewhere you will climb over things, or at least try, to get to what you want. You "read" your own books now instead of eating them. You love to listen to stories but you also love to look through your books. They might just be your favorite toy right now, aside from the remote and mommy's cell phone. You love to play independently and I love to watch you play. You are learning so much and I love to see you figure everything out. You like to play by yourself but, just like always, you need someone by you. You have started sleeping less during the day. Some days you do take two naps, very short naps, others you only have one and on occasion you don't nap at all. Sleeping at night is a little hit or miss, we never know what you'll do. Some nights you sleep all the way through, others you are up two or three times. But that's okay because Mommy's off work now and as much as I'd love to sleep through the night, it's just a little more cuddle time we get to have together. You have started sleeping on your tummy. At night when we put you down you flip right over and get comfy. You are trying lots of table food. Most of the time for breakfast you have waffles and fruit. For dinner and lunch you still enjoy baby food along with trying other things. Watermelon might just be your new favorite find, it's messy but you love it! (I think that's why you like it so much!) You still have 4 6-8 oz bottles of formula and I love our bottle time. It's great cuddle time. I'm going to miss it when you finally give it up. We don't go in for your one year check up until July 14th, but you are growing out of your clothes by the minute! My guess is that you weight at least 24 or 25 lbs. It's getting easier to carry you around because you hold on a little when we hold you, so thank you for that! Speaking of carrying around, you like, no love, to be carried around. Since mommy has been off work you have become quite a mommas boy. You need me in sight at all times or you fuss. I think it's sweet and I know you'll grow out of it. I have to save my favorite thing for last...When we ask for a hug you nuzzle into our neck and cuddle. It's so sweet!

You are amazing and we love you so so so much! We can't believe we will have a one year old in the house tomorrow! Thank you for being so special! Tomorrow is going to be a great day!

Love, Mommy and Daddy

Just look how much you have grown!

Happy FIRST birthday baby boy!


Amazing Greis said...

Wow, tomorrow's the BIG day. I still can't believe it!!! Be sure to come check out my site tomorrow, I have a little something special being posted. Just a heads up!!!

Love ya'll and love Colton!


Robbie and Barb's Family said...

Such a handsome boy, growing so fast! Have a great birthday!!!