Tuesday, February 7, 2012

1st Birthday Recap

Elias had a wonderful first birthday party. I still can't believe a year has already passed since he was born! Look at my little snuggle bug all ready for his first birthday party :)

We had a really simple party and I think it all turned out really well. His party was giraffe themed! My mom makes all her grand kids their birthday cakes and when I saw this cake online, I just knew it was perfect for Eli!

Opening presents! Eli LOVES to play with balls and well, he got a lot of them for his birthday (including a ball pit) so he is in heaven!

I wasn't sure how he would like all the attention when it came time to sing, but he enjoyed it :)

And enjoyed smashing his cake!
Boy oh boy have we been blessed with these boys!

Eli had another big month of development going into his first birthday! We transitioned pretty much completely to whole milk now and are just about to give up that nighttime bottle. He remains completely on people food and boy can that boy eat! He is not picky, one little bit!

He sleeps about 12 hours at night, from 7:30-7:30 and takes about a 2 hour nap during the day.

At his appointment yesterday he was 20 lbs 10 ounces (10-25%) and 29" tall (10-25%). So he is just sticking with that steady growth in those ranges. Pediatrician said he may just be one of those boys who waits until middle school and then has a huge growth spurt.

He has reached a lot of milestones in just one month. They include: Playing How Big is Eli, and blowing kisses. New words are "touchdown, yay, tickle" He also finally got his very first tooth and took his first steps this month. He is standing for long periods of time and can take between 5-10 steps at a time. We're very proud of him and all he has accomplished and endured in his first year of life!