“From little seeds grow mighty trees!“
Our little man turns one year old today and I find myself clinging onto my baby. This past year has been challenging, but also so so wonderful and has my heart feeling so full! All of the sudden, I realize I have a preschooler and a toddler. Whoa! Although, I do feel like we are finally getting the hang of the juggle that is having two kids, being a stay at home mom, and business owner. Shout out to the best daddy and my rock, my husband! <3
Watching my two babies together still fills me with such joy and warmth. They still have sweet moments with one another, but now there is much more pushing and shoving going on. HA! I feel like I should be wearing a referee shirt most days! I didn’t realize that would happen so early. Whew!
Arlo has been such a determined little man right from the start. He is so strong and wants what he wants. He has worked hard to be able to chase and climb on the couch with sissy and have a snack like a big boy. The climbing has me scared! Just yesterday, I walked back into the room (gone only seconds) to find he was standing straight up on a small chair trying to make it on top of the coffee table. Heart failure! His little leg is always checking to see if he can get some leverage to get up onto something. I am just holding out that he’ll stay in his crib as long as possible.
I feel very blessed to have such determined and independent kiddos. Arlo really wants to be able to run and chase his sissy as well as be able to do stairs and slides by himself. Deja vu all over again. :) You’ll know what he wants by him pointing and “squawking” LOUDLY. Haha! He loves to put things into other things, transferring or hiding things I guess. He also loves balls (he already can kick a soccer ball very well - daddy’s heart is so happy), snacks (all the snacks), swinging (has fallen alseep in one many times), Itsy Bitsy spider, twinkle twinkle little star, being tickled and chased, remotes, tents, books, bath time, dancing (head bop), and just plain going anywhere we are. He now has about seven teeth and enjoys eating fish crackers, pretzels, blueberries, grapes, pancakes, packets, peanut butter (tricky), chicken, cheese, yogurt, and pizza.
Capturing and seeing these pictures just makes my heart HAPPY. I sure do love you my baby boy, Happy First Birthday! We look forward to watching you grow into the wonderful man you are meant to be. You are so loved Arlo James Collinger! <3
Ps. The teal velvet romper was his daddy’s and I am obsessed! Yes, he is my husbands mini and I love it! <3