What a difference a year makes…
Happy Birthday, Son. You made us a happy little family.
(To the tune of the Oobi Theme Song)
Kieran’s like me
Kieran’s like you
Kieran’s got a lot of big things that he’s gonna do
Kishou’s his dog
She’s big, he’s small
Daddy is his very best friend
Mama loves them all
Kieran, Kieran, Kieran, Kieran, Kieran
He’s got a lot to see
He’s got a lot to do
And he loves Mama and Daddy too!
It’s been an incredible first year, and Kieran has his own song to prove it.
Happy Birthday, sweet little boy. Mama and Daddy love you so much.
I was gonna title this post “Photo Bomb” but I realized that has a whole new meaning these days. :)
So even though I totally fell down last month in updating the blog, we still have been taking pics and video of Kieran – when he’s feeling up to it. We attended Grampy Tom’s company picnic, went swimming again, and Kieran has been enjoying new-found freedom as he crawls all over the house!
Kieran’s 9th month was a busy one filled with growth and milestones. He crawled, pulled up, and cruised for the first time all in this last month. He’s eating way more, of an increasing variety of foods (as long as they’re not green.) I’ve been increasing the texture of his foods steadily – eventually he’ll get into chunks and pieces. For now he’s content with the occasional melon to chew on, but he still spits out any chunks he manages to bite off. He’ll get there in his own time.
Oh, and his favorite color is Orange. Give him a box of toys, and he’ll pull out the orange ones first. His favorite thing in the house these days is the orange circle from his shape sorter set. He carries that around with him. It’s so great to watch him playing with toys (or our ipads) or enjoying time in the pool. As much as we want him to stay our little baby, it’s so incredible to watch him becoming a little boy.
Even as I start making plans for Kieran’s first birthday party (June 25th) I refuse to accept that this first year of our son is coming to an end. What an amazing kid we have. Paul and I ask each other every day how we got so blessed and lucky to have this little guy in our lives.
There’s a whole bunch of new pictures in several galleries:
Kieran had the best weekend with his Grandparents and Great Grandmothers this past weekend. Grampa John and Great Grandma Cat came out to visit, and Grampy Tom, Grammy Jeanne and Great Grandma Nonny came over on Saturday afternoon to say hello.
Kieran was happy to show off his new skills of standing up and toddling with assistance, as well as accepting all the hugs and kisses his grandparents were willing to give.
On Sunday, we went to the park to celebrate the start of the 2011 Baseball season. Grampa was proud to see his grandson in Dodger Blue from head to toe.
It was a really fantastic weekend for everyone.
But especially Grampa’s Little Dodger.
There are benefits to living in Las Vegas. While most of the country was blanketed in snow last weekend, we were in the pool at Grammy & Grampy’s house!
Well, we were in the pool for a little bit. At 80 degrees outside and 82 in the pool, it was still a mite too chilly for Kieran. So we popped into the jacuzzi and enjoyed ourselves!
Kieran LOVED the bubbles, and his new floaty thing. The jets turned his floaty into a spinning ride that allowed him to take in everyone around the pool – Grampy, Grammy, Daddy, Nonny, and all three dogs! Mama stayed in the jacuzzi with Kieran, of course. Kieran had to have SOMEONE other than himself to splash!
We’re looking forward to many many days spent in the pool at Grammy & Grampy’s – by this time next month it will be plenty warm enough! There’s pictures a-plenty, of course. (And Daddy is working on a video!)