Dear Christian,

I will admit I am having a little trouble with the fact that you are 11 months old. I just can’t believe it! That means in one more month you will be 1 years old. Where did the year go? My little boy is growing up!

Over the last month you have learned so many things! You got your 2nd tooth, can do “so big!”, clap hands, high five, blow kisses….so many fun things. You even will hand me something when I ask for it. I am amazed at how well you are listening and responding.

I love how proud you get when you do one of your tricks. I get so excited to encourage you and you smile so big. Each new thing is so special to you and such a big accomplishment. I am so happy I get to witness all those things every day.

When I pick you up you immediately reach around to grab my pony tail and then you squeeze it. I find it so endearing! I think of it as a little hug. I am not sure what comfort you get from doing it, but it warms my heart.

I am thinking that it won’t be long now before you walk, although I have mixed feelings about it. you can push a walker,and you cruise all over the house. Your first steps will be such an exciting day, but that only means that running won’t be far off. That means a VERY busy mommy…but I am up for the challenge.

I know I say this every month, but I enjoy every day with you. I love seeing you wake up, I love our routine, I love to feed you your meals, I love to play, I love your bath time, and I love putting you to bed. You are such a joy.

Love, Mommy