Well, someone turned one and grew up. Days after his birthday he started walking, stopped nursing, and has learned how to get out of a snuggle hold by arching and screaming. Yeah, that last one's fun - especially in the lobby of the ballet studio or right in the middle of Mass.
But Levi will always be Mr. Personality.
One of the things I love doing is looking back on baby pictures to understand what my kids were doing all along. At 3 months Levi would make a face or have a certain disposition that I now understand to mean something. It's like he was this way all along, from birth, and the growing up periods aren't just for baby but for mom and dad to understand what baby is trying to say all that time. And this is such a testament to life! It shows how developed and capable babies, from birth, really are and that they aren't just blobs who poop and eat.
Here he is at just 2 1/2 months old:
And here he is now:
Oh, Mr. Squishy. I have many names for you: Mr. Trouble. Mr. Snuggles. Mr. Personality. Mr. Screams If You Take Him Off the Stairs. But whatever we call you thank you for blessing us with who you are over this past year. You bring so much life and joy to our home!!!