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Sparky: 12 Months

August 9, 2012

Happy first birthday, Sparky!

He is a big baby now! The year has gone by so quickly. I love you now more than ever, little man. Thanks for bringing such happiness into our home.

Let’s have a picnic! Right here on this cloth on the ground. Great idea if Sparky understood that he was only supposed to eat the food in front of him and not everyone elses too! I’ve got another boy who knows how to pack it away. And with his 6th tooth, he is well on his way to spare ribs and corn on the cob!

Sparky’s getting a “big boy” smile full of teeth. He also learned how to drink out of a straw right before our picture taking session as you can tell by his onsie. I didn’t have any more clean ones, so we just stuck with the realistic look. The first time he sucked up the liquid he was totally surprised. Coughed, spit it all out, and then dove right back to try it again. If anything, he is persistant!

Sparky went to his first major league baseball game at PNC Park to see the Pirates play the Cubs . He mostly enjoyed checking out the people around him and eating snacks. He was a very good boy being carried around in the sling on mama’s hip.

PopPop and Grammie came to visit for his first birthday! Sparky doesn’t growl nearly as much, but he is babbling a lot more. I still can’t get him to clap his hands or do any sign other than “milk.” He is an expert climber and walks well with a walker or furniture. He is still a little hesitant to walk while holding our hands. For how early he crawled, I thought for sure he would be walking by now!

Happy birthday, Haydey baby! Took my big baby for portraits dressed in his Hawiian diaper and let him eat cake. He ate so nicely! Not nearly the smash-fest I was hoping for. He has 7 teeth with number 8 soon on it’s way. Maybe he’ll take a break from teething for a little while now. We celebrated a few days before his actual birthday at his Lu’au party. A great time with so many people who love this cute little guy.

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