Little Buddy is officially one year old! It’s incredible to look back at pictures from a year ago and think about how much he has changed. Just before Christmas, he took his first unassisted step, and he proceeded to pick up walking very quickly. He now toddles around with ease, falling only when he tries to perform crazy stunts, like drinking from his bottle while on the move.
He enjoys finding little tasks to do around the house. His favorites include removing all the shoes from the shoe rack and pulling every article out of the laundry basket, one by one, while sitting in the basket. His favorite sound is ba-ba, and he will say ma-ma, too. Da-da it’s harder for him, but we’re working on it.
Wake-up time is around 6:00am, although on rare occasion he will sleep until closer to 7. When that happens, it feels like I’m on vacation!
He’s very much a people person, and while he will play on his own a little bit, he prefers to be on my hip doing everything I do. He’s not a cuddle bug, though. Even when he was sick with the stomach flu, he didn’t really want to sit still. He likes to be held, and then he will rock his body back-and-forth, which means that he wants you to walk around and show him interesting things.
We didn’t go all out for Little Buddy’s first birthday party (I guess you can call me a lazy mom), but I did make him a sugar-free cupcake, sweetened with applesauce and banana, with applesauce frosting. He loved it!