Monday, October 12, 2015

Happy 1st birthday!

Reynolds McGuire....I absolutely cannot stand your cuteness. And at a whole ONE YEAR OLD your personality is growing so much...and with it, the cuteness! Ahhhh, this is such a fun stage! You are a funny little guy who is always on the move but you're also good for a little mama snuggle time too. There's a line in the book Where the Wild Things Are that says, "I'll eat you up I love you so!" And ohhhh, do we love you so! And we just.can'

This past month is a little bit of a blur. Probably because I'm posting an entire month late and I neglected to actually take notes in my phone about different milestones/exciting things this past month. Whoops, I'll try to let the pictures jog my memory. 

You are walking all over the place now. You've also jumped several times! Although we haven't been able to get you to do it again since. You'll try but you don't get any air. But those first 3 actually got air. 

You seem to be in a better groove with sleep. You normally wake up at 6 but sometimes even as late as 6:30. While you aren't waking in the middle of the night quite as much, I can't say I'm 100% confident that you won't. It might be a little while longer before I'm able to leave you overnight. 

You are huge. But that's kind of been the case from the start. You measured 32 inches (off the charts) and weighed 25 lbs, 14 oz (90th %ile). As the nurse said, "well...he's proportionate." You also wear a size SIX AND A HALF shoe. Gigantic foot like your dad. 

Right when you turned a year you started getting the hang of some sign language and making an attempt at more words. You will sign please which has thankfully helped to quiet some of those screams at meal times. At 12 months {and a few weeks} you will say mama, dahh-deee, choo-choo (for train), and cheeeeeese to take a picture. 

Teagan said, "Wellll, I think I need to get in there with him because he is sooo sweet and he is my brother."
Walk and park play date with your buddy Ryan! 
First boo-boo and band aid from the lifeguards at the pool.
Happy 60th birthday to our Mammy! 
We've since resorted to moving a large chair in front of the stairs since the gate wasn't working anymore. 
First ride in the big boy car seat! 
Sometimes things can get a bit dramatic. 
Adjusting to our new schedule with Teagan's school and ballet was a little tough at first. ;)
This only lasted about 3 minutes...but I loved each one of them! 
The start of Fall mornings! :) 
Coffee, storytime, airplanes, and BELLIES!!! 
Suddenly we went from you only swinging on the swings when we would go to the park to being able to climb up the slides and play like a big boy. I mean seriously...all.of.a.sudden. How in the world did this happen so quickly?!? 
We LOVE going to the airport playground! And your hand stays in the air most of the time while we are there. 
You love to give kisses! 
Shopping for big boy shoes! 
I'm still unsure of how I left the store without these. Whyyyy?!?
And the first pair that we actually bought!
Once upon a time, I was afraid you wouldn't like reading. Because didn't like reading. But suddenly,  you love it! And you will bring us stacks of books to read to you. 
i can't stand it. i really can't. 
First birthday present from Nana & Papa! A pewter cup with your name. Nana still has hers from her first birthday! 
Trip to Columbia to suprise Granny for her 90TH BIRTHDAY!!! 
and a stop back through North Augusta to hang out with the Beauforts. 
Last swim of the season! 
We stayed in a hotel while in Columbia and you two kids thought it was the greatest thing ever. I'm not exactly sure why, but you did! 
Picnic lunch at the airport for our birthday boy! 

We had the Fosters over for dinner to celebrate yours and Emma's birthdays!
...and then we gave you extra snuggles! 
Ohhhh my goodness do we love you so! 
Video fun
And now, here are the last of the monthly pictures...

We love you to the moon and back little man!