Monday, November 17, 2008

The Big UNO!!!!

Happy Birthday Dan!!!! On November 8th, Dan turned one! We started the day off right with a birthday breakfast, complete with birthday muffin and of course ONE candle :) Here Dan anxiously awaits his exciting treat.

Yum! Dan managed to jam as much muffin as possible into his little chipmunk cheeks. Ha!

We decided to give him his presents early. It took him a bit to open them, but he got the hang of it.

"That's right,, rip, rip!!"

Hurray! That's a boy...keep ripping!

Dan with some of his birthday bounty.

What's a birthday without some banana?!

"I'm one!" Enough said.

Look at our big boy! I can hardly believe it. At one, Dan is close to walking but not quite there. He has started to experiment more with repeating our words. We have heard him say apple, doggie, cheese, eye, diaper, cat, and even an attempt at gorilla! He loves the outdoors and loves music. If you sing or play music for Dan he will dance right along. He has six teeth now and a full head of golden hair. We feel so blessed to have him in our lives!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Random Dan Fun!

On Friday night we went to a Halloween party put on by a couple of the families of St. Mary's. Dan went as a teddy bear. He was amazed by the big kids running around, but especially the balloons!!! He chased them all over the place while I conveniently kicked them from his razorsharp fingertips! He felt like such a big boy and I believe thic picture shows it :) (look at those teeth!)

Here is Dan with one of his new precious friends. Ilah (not sure on spelling) and Dan were in a race for a balloon at this moment.
I had to take a picture when I came in the room the other day and to my surprise, Dan was IN his toybox. I didn't see him do it, but he somehow climbed right on in to be with all of his favorites!

After about a week of catching Dan in his toybox without seeing how he managed it, we finally caught his acrobatics in the act :)

Dinner time has become the time when we see the most of Dan's laughter, jokes, and talk talk talk talk talk! Here is a glimpse of some of Dan's laughs when I tease him a bit.