Sunday, July 7, 2013

1 year old

A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun.  Enjoy the trip.  ~Author Unknown

Ephraim is one year old! And what a fun little toddler he is!

Ephraim has 8 teeth now, and is always teething.  At his one year appointment he was 31.25 inches long (90th percentile), he weighed 23 lbs 14 oz (around the 60th percentile) and had a head circumference of 19.75 inches (99th percentile).

Ephraim is starting to get the hang of walking.  He is really good at walking while holding mamas hand, and can walk for longer times.  Once he figures out how to stand up on his own he will walk everywhere!  He giggles and smiles everytime he walks, and takes teeny tiny steps.  He's very cautious and so cute!

Ephraim's language is exploding!  He signs "more", "cereal", and "finished" with little prompting, and calls all food "nananas."  He is always saying "hi" and "hey." He knows who mama and dada are.  He makes sounds for cars and airplanes. He tries to mimic sounds that you say.  He says "ssss" for "Jesus" and "ba" for ball.  He points to everything and says "ah" to ask what it is.

Ephraim is into everything.  He loves attention and doing anything "grown up."  He giggles when he thinks he's going to get in trouble.  He loves animals right now, and is always pointing out the birds, squirrels and dogs that he can see from the windows in our apartment.

Ephraim still loves to have attention from everybody, but has become a little bit more of a mama's boy lately, but I am loving the extra hugs and kisses.

Ephraim's first birthday party was a lot of fun.  Grandad Beckman flew all the way in from Florida and was a huge help with the party.  

When it came time for Ephraim to eat his cake he wasn't sure what to do at first.  He tried eating it one sprinkle at a time for a while, but after a couple tastes of frosting he decided to dig in.

After a while he was pretty full, so he just decided to crawl around and spread the frosting with him.  

He loved having a little bath in the sink.

Ephraim really loved spending time with Grandad, and we had Karolyn and Jeff visit as well.  We explored San Antonio, and Ephraim explored too.

Ephraim had his first fourth of July.  He enjoyed the food, the pool, and the fireworks.

All in all it's been an awesome year.  The time flew by so quickly!  Ephraim is such a fun little boy, and I look forward to many more years with him!

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