Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy Birthday, Drake!!

Dear Drake,

One year ago today, you made your entrance into this world! I remember that day like it was yesterday...exactly how I felt at home, how quickly everything went once we got to the hospital, and the first time I held you! You are everything your daddy and I could have imagined and more. You have been such a good baby - healthy, sleeping great, allowing anyone to care for you - and I know you'll be a wonderful toddler, too.

While you are still perfecting walking, that is your primary mode of transportation. Once in a while you will fall down, but you stand right back up without holding onto anything.

You have learned to clap and shake your head "yes" this month.

You can say mama, dada, and I swear you said dog one day. Whenever you hear Kahlua bark you say "woof" and make the cutest face!

You are ALL love to bang your toys on the walls and table, climb on everything, and practically jump out of our arms. Of course, this means that we have had to start disciplining you already! Your latest fascination is with Kahlua's food/water bowl. You also like to throw your sippy cup on the floor at dinner. We're hoping these are both phases and you grow out of it really quickly.

Your favorite toy right now is the shape sorting toy you got at Christmas. You can even put some of the shapes in the right hole without us laying them out for you.

We got to the end of your formula on Tuesday so we made the transition to all whole milk on Wednesday. I don't think you got enough at one sitting so we offered you the sippy cup all day long. Hopefully you'll start drinking more at regular meal times so we can be sure you're getting enough.

You are still wearing size 3 diapers during the day and size 4 diapers at night. We've moved you to mostly size 12 month clothes, but lots of 9 month bottoms still fit (some 12 month pants are too long).

We are so thankful for a wonderful first year with you and can't believe how quickly it has gone!
Happy 1st birthday, Drake!!




twondra said...

happy birthday Drake! I can't believe it's already been a year!

Erin said...

Happy birthday Drake :) A year went so fast for your mom and dad! What a cute boy you are :)