Twelve Months!

Henry Ryan... you are twelve months old!  

And you are so over these pictures.  You and I both buddy.  You just have no desire to sit still in this chair and smile pretty for the camera.  I hesitated posting this picture but this is the truth and that's the story I want to tell.  You did great for 11 months in this chair so I think we'll call it a success.

I did distract you momentarily with a book though :)

You are still all smiles and the happiest little boy I know.  I'm not so sure I can call you "little" as you weigh nearly 22 pounds but I love your big cheeks and your round belly.  You are wearing size 4 diapers and are in 12-18 month clothes.  You continue to love all foods and we're yet to come across something you don't like.  We traveled to Kentucky this past month to visit your cousins and I'm pretty sure you ate more than your 3 year old cousin, 5 year old cousin and even your 7 year old cousin!  You are taking a morning bottle, night bottle and every now and then one during the day.  You are still on soy formula but we hope to transition you to whole milk here soon. You had a new tooth pop through on the top which takes you to a total of three teeth!

You're not walking but love to cruise around with all your fun toys you received for your birthday.  You are not standing on your own either but I think we're close.  

You are finally taking great naps, usually 1-2 hours in the morning and then another hour nap in the afternoon.  You go down in the evenings between 7-8 and wake up between 6-7 in the morning.  No complaints here!

This is the point where I stop posting cute pictures with my nice camera and show the real life photos.... 

Kiddo, you are out.of.control.  And I love it!  I love your smile, your laugh and your curiosity.  We are constantly chasing you around and trying to keep you off the stairs.  You love to turn on the water in the bathtub and giggle, you love to climb on top of the laundry basket and you love to splash in Benny's water bowl.  Speaking of Benny, he is your favorite.  I know you two are going to be best buds.  Not sure Benny thinks that at the moment but I know he'll change his mind :)

You love to play in the pantry and pull everything off the shelves.  I caught you pushing an empty water bottle  box up the wall.... Pretty impressed with your skills actually :)

I also caught you with the toilet paper one day.  You successfully pulled it all off and dragged it across the room....

You also turn in to "Superman" when you get excited.  You point your toes and your arms go straight out and you wave them up and down.  It is the absolute best and makes us smile.  

I am so thankful for my iphone so I can capture all these moments.  So long are the days where I can take great pics on my camera and you smile and pose for me.  You are on the move and I'm lucky to snap a quick pic on my phone.  

H Man - this has been the BEST year of our lives and we are looking forward to many more to come.

Happy First Birthday Henry!


  1. Aww, love this post! Happy Birthday to Henry! I especially love the picture with the Chomp 'n Clack and the one with Benny!! So cute!

  2. Oh a day in the life... You are one busy momma with this little man! I love the first pic :) He's so done with pictures! Ha poor bub.


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