The first 12 months of Graham were so laid back and relaxed. The last 6 have been wild. It's as if my kids hit the 1 year mark and unleash the craziness they've stored up since birth. Graham has affectionately been called Grabby Graham for a reason. That kid is into everything! Rarely a day goes by that I don't have Everett yelling to me --- "Emergency Mommy! Graham's on the table/playing on your computer/getting into the toilet/climbing up the steps!!!" He sure keeps me on my toes!
If I can't watch him, he's parking it with toys in his pack n play. That's where shimmers of his laid back-ness show up again. He doesn't mind being in there as long as he's got a snack or toys to play with. Thank goodness because otherwise I wouldn't get a darn thing done around here.
|being wild = getting bumps and bruises|
He is a handful, but also just so dang cute. I can't handle it. The faces he makes are priceless. He does a mean imitation of mama's disapproving look. I laugh every time. He loves to be chased and wants to do everything that Everett does. He loves the dogs and usually lets me know he wants to see them as soon as he's up. His favorite word is ball. He uses as few words as necessary, usually it's just a point and a yell. It works though since I always know what he wants. Aaron and I joke that Graham doesn't do what Graham doesn't want to do. He's much more stubborn and strong willed than Everett. It's something that we want to encourage him in, knowing it will play out as perseverance; however, I'm sure it'll prove challenging to parent at some points too. :)
We're still as smitten as ever with our sweet boy. He is funny and goofy and loves to play and laugh. I just smooch his face all day. It's hard not to. Happy 1.5 years baby boy. I'm madly in love with you!!!