Thursday, October 8, 2009
I've said a lot about him lately... but he's been on my mind. I know, I know, when is he not?? But truly--more now than the usual. I'm not sure what it is.
Every day, there is something new. Standing unassisted, attempting to walk... and I catch a glimpse of him sometimes, and he isn't my tiny baby anymore. Yes--he's still a baby, he stills falls into the category, but where have the chubby cheeks gone? and the gummy, toothless smile? Those cheeks have made way for what I can now identify as his 'little boy' face... and where there was once only a pink, smooth surface, I can spot six teeth.
He is social. He is intelligent. He's opinionated--and doesn't hesitate to let me know about it! When he is excited, he grins and claps. If he doesn't like his meal, he shakes his head no and waves bye-bye.
We're starting to consider what his first birthday will be like. Gifts, certainly, but understated. A party, yes... but nothing big or overdone. We'll save those for the future.
Mama's... tell me. What should I skip? What's a fun, memorable way to celebrate? Do you wish you had done something differently... or treasure the memories of that day?