Saturday, April 16, 2011

My big 1 year old

I can't believe it has already been over a year.... Here are some things that Dylan loves/has loved to do over the past year.
  • He is such a good sleeper... pretty much through the night since 6 weeks old.
  • He makes the funniest faces and LOVES to smile at everyone.
  • He has this cute funny laugh- half grunt, half laugh
  • He hates having his diaper changed... gets all squirmy and tries to get away.
  • He loves milk... especially when it comes from a bottle.
  • Hates his sippy cup. He thinks it is a toy rather than a method of drinking.
  • It took him forever to figure out crawling... but as soon as he did figure it out he was moving a mile a minute.
  • It only took him a day to figure out stairs.
  • He loves pulling himself up to stand.
  • He likes to play with his bat and ball... and is getting pretty good at throwing.
  • He loves to play in the bath... especially when he got his toys. Now he has a basketball hoop and he likes to "slam dunk" it.
  • He has been bright eyed and bushy tailed since day 1...
  • He would stare and not blink for minutes at a time... he could beat anyone in a staring contest.
  • He has many nicknames- Bugs, Dilly Bug, Dill Pickle, Bob (Dylan), Bugga, and Dyl.
  • He hates grass...
  • He loves being outside
  • He has a fascination of doors... he will open and close them ALL day if he could.
  • He likes pulling himself up to his toy box and taking the toys out.
  • He will sit and "read" his books all by himself.
  • His favorite foods change daily... but he loves avocado, chicken, pizza, spaghetti, applesauce, yogurt, cheese, ice cream, pears, and soup.
  • He doesn't know the meaning of quiet... and proves it all the time in church.
  • I am afraid that once he really starts walking it will turn into a run VERY quickly.
  • He has lots of energy and is always on the move.
  • He loves Puma and Fenway... I can tell Dylan and Fenway are going to be inseparable when we gets a little older.
  • He has the cutest dimples on his upper cheek... they come out when he smiles and screams!
  • He is little but makes up for his smallness in fiestiness.
It has been such a blessing to have this sweet little boy in our lives. I hear people say this all the time... but having a child changes everything (in a good way). It has brought Ryan and I closer and made me realize what true love is. I love my family and all the little quirks we have. It will be a interesting next few years as Ryan is now in the Bishopric. I am grateful to have a supportive, loving and great husband who is such a great example to me. Dylan is lucky to have such a great Dad!

Here are pictures throughout the year- He changes a TON... he looks like a completely different child! We love you Dylan and are so glad you decided to come into our family!