Thursday, April 28, 2011

twelve months.

welp here we are.  one year old.  time flies when you're having fun, yeah?

i look back at parker's monthly pics & i hardly remember that little one month old who stared blankly up at me & cooed.  but that may or may not be because that first month was a sleep-deprived blur.  i look back at the 2, 3, 4+ month old pics & those ones?  feel like yesterday.


and then here we are.  one year old.  parker's birthday came & went & i never did get super emotional about it.  everyday with him gets more & more fun & i wouldn't go back in time for the world.  he picks new things up on the daily & is figuring things out so fast it's like i can actually see the gears in his brain turning.  he is so affectionate & loves everyone he meets.  he gives the best hugs & his face lights up when he sees people he knows.

i'm pretty sure he's growing, but we won't know for sure just how much until his one year appointment next week.  but just check this kid out... he officially dwarfs sock monkey.


please ignore the tightness of his one year shirt... i ordered him a size twelve months & it fits him like a muscle tee.  and yes, this was the best picture of the bunch.  what qualifies it as the best?  he's laying on his back with his feet out.  which as you can see by the photos below is a pretty big deal.


parker changed a TON this last month.  he's really started communicating & jabbering non-stop.  he says mama, dada, baby, ni-ni {g'night}, & other sounds that debatably mean something.  he signs "all done" & "more" & loves to clap when he gets excited.  he still loves to play "where's parker?" and giggles as he covers up his eyes until he's "found."  he's not walking yet but he gets where he needs to go & gets there quickly.  he stands up, he cruises around, he gets back down, he sits up, & he crawls on his way.  walking just doesn't seem to be on his radar yet.

he still hates diaper changes & getting dressed.  his favorite time of day is when dad gets home & he is glued to him until bedtime.  he loves anything that rolls & will play with his basketball, racquetball, or soccer ball for hours.  he is the best self-entertainer ever.  i can get completely ready for the day while parker crawls around my room & plays with toys.  he especially loves to park in front of our full length mirror & check out his reflection.  he's officially dropped his second nap & is a one-napper.  he goes to bed at eight pm, wakes up for the day around eight-thirty, & naps from about noon to two.  not a bad schedule.

he is taking three to four eight ounce bottles of formula a day & eating three meals of solids like a champ.   he's wearing eighteen month onsies, size four diapers, & twelve to eighteen month clothes.  although, i still squeeze him in some of his six to twelve month clothes because i'm not ready to pack them up yet.  ok, so maybe i am sentimental afterall.

and?  he is still so dang cute.


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27 comments:

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  2. i deleted the last comment because i am using him computer and didn't realize he was logged into his google account so when i left my comment it was from him. my comment may have seemed a little awkward coming from a man. LOL!

    so rather than retype it again, i will just say that parker is definitely a cutie pie and i look forward to reading about him as a one year old. :)

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  3. How fun, I love how you kept track of his growth by way of a sock monkey :) My kiddo's 1 yr is next weekend! 1 year went by faster than I thought. Love Parker updates! :)

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  4. he is just simply edible!! my son turns 1 next month...bittersweet, but like you, i'm having more & more fun with him every day :)

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  5. So cute! Happy birthday Parker!!!!

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  6. What a wonderful collection of photos. And a great idea. Your love is evident. So sweet. The next few years will just fly by. I'm sure you will do a fab job of documenting though.

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  7. I love all these pictures! He is so cute and it's adorable he loves his dad like that :)

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  8. happy birthday parker! he is one cute kid and I love the post you wrote about him! It's fun to see them grow and learn new things... it never gets old!! :)

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  9. Aw, the monkey keeps getting smaller!

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  10. I love the way sock monkey is staring at him. Looks like he's a little sentimental too. haha Adorable!

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  11. he really is cute.

    and, i still cant get rid of some of Brae's things... and hes 2 now. i. just. cant. do. it.

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  12. found you on the circle new reader

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  13. Voted :)
    And, parker is such a cute one year old!
    I try not to get sentimental too, because every day is just so much fun!
    I've found that Elliott is changed a LOT between 12 and 15 months!! Get ready :)

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  14. Oh, and I meant to say that I think it's so cute that Parker's face pretty much looks the same every month! His body gets bigger, but his face doesn't seem to change!

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  15. Aw Parker. I want to squeeze you!! Jessi looked at your pic and said " woo-hoo!". So yeah way to go dude, catching the older ladies eyes ;) Love watching you grow little man!!

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  16. Wow, how he has grown! I feel like I'll be right behind you with Cami hitting the year mark!

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  17. On his back and laying down! Man I give you PROPS because I don't know if we could get that down. My boys HATE laying on their backs at any time.

    I think lots of times he looks like you but in that last picture little man is ALL daddy. So cute!

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  18. I have been reading your blog for a while now and I just have to say, " You have such a cute little boy!!"

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  19. He's so ADORABLE! Happy birthday, sweet Parker!

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  20. Awww.. I love the collection of picturs and that monkey!

    And yes, the last pic is the best of the bunch! ITS THA SHIRT!!! (i still love it)
    It really is amazing how fast they grow..

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  21. happy birthday big boy! I seriously LOVE that you did pics the same every month its so cool to watch them grow I will be stealing that idea next time around.

    I loved all his stats he is SO grown up! and that shirt is awesome :) love you guys!

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  22. Agh! Time goes by too quickly!!

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  23. So fun seeing how he changed each month! What a beautiful baby!

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  24. Happy Birthday Parker!! I can't believe he is one!! I love the growth determined by sock monkey.

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  25. Happy birthday! Hes so cute!

    http://tosots.blogspot.com/

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