a portrait of my son once a week, every week, for a year


Miss Toni, one of mommy and daddy’s coworkers, had a pre-surgery send-off today and you just had to attend.  We filled the lobby with balloons and you thought it was the best.  At one point we even lost you in all the balloons.  We love how you bring a smile to peoples faces.  You are so outgoing and mischievous people can’t help but smile.  We need to buy you some shoes as you want to walk most anywhere we go, you’re getting so big! 



a portrait of my son once a week, every week, in 2014


This past weekend was Grandpa K’s retirement party.  You and your cousins were quite the hit.  We consider you officially walking now!  You’re still getting the hang of it and resort to crawling when you’re in a hurry, which is still super cute.  You decided to try eating chalk, and I think you liked it.  I had to pull a huge chunk out of your mouth you had chewed up and you had a blue mouth for a while.  Silly little guy.



a portrait of my son once a week, every week, for a year


It amazes me how those eyes are always so blue.  I hope that you will always have the spark and light in them as you do now.  You are getting so much closer to walking.  It really could be any day now.  I have suspicions that you are walking at daycare and not doing it for us at home yet, but you will!



# a portrait of my son once a week, every week, in 2014 #


Oh my!  A baby!  Your cousin Lucy is about 9 days old in this pic.  It’s so crazy to think that 11 months ago you were that size.  She is such a cutie.  Just like you she turns bright red as soon as she’s angry.  You will have lots of adventures as you grow older, just make sure she stays safe, ok?



** a portrait of my child once a week, every week in 2014 **


We head out to the land almost every night after work.  You have gotten in the habit of taking a nap during the drive and sometimes during our entire visit.  The weather has been blissfully cool lately, which only aids in your napping.  Still no walking other than a few teasing steps, but we are told the chaos grows exponentially as soon as you do, so feel free to take your time.