Our little baby is one year today! It's truly crazy how fast time flies! We celebrated with family this afternoon with a big lunch and a few birthday cakes, one being a very cute Cookie Monster cake just for Palmer (pictured left). I'll post more information about his birthday festivities later. But here are the stats on Palmer as a one year old.
Stats: weight - 21 pounds 6 ounces (29th percentile), height - 32 1/2 inches (99th percentile), and head circumference is in the 25th percentile
He has learned: to walk along furniture, to give rock to daddy (not a high five yet though), to say mama and actually know what it means, to feed himself all table foods, to drink well from a sippy cup (bye bye bottles!), what "no" means (but he doesn't always follow the direction), and to climb in/on everything
He likes: drumming (he is already a pro at using Greg's drumsticks), going to work with me and playing with all the other kids (finally working at the day care is paying off), going out, eating - everything and all the time, "reading" books with mommy, crawling around on the floor with daddy chasing him (Grandma Nancy and Pappy Ed are also fun companions for this), baths, climbing on couches, pulling pots and pans out of drawers, eating batteries (not sure why but he always finds them and they always end up in his mouth), and being outside
He dislikes: staying home all day, cheddar cheese, being contained, and loud noises.
Things he does that makes us laugh: smiles big and cheesy when wearing sunglasses, long conversations consisting of incoherent baby talk, crawls and wiggles out of his clothes, big smiles and laughs