365 days old!!!

Well, we've hit it!  Our sweet Carter is 1 year old!!  This day has come so quickly and I honestly can not say that any other year has gone by so fast!  Carter keeps us on our toes and definitely completes our family.  We just keep saying over and over again that he is the sweetest and happiest boy… until he's not! :)  He's always smiling and is intense about everything that he does.  He is most always happy and then the second he's not, you know it!  We have had so much fun this year and can not imagine not having him in our lives!

Carter is still a little peanut!  Here is how he ranked at his 1 year check up:

Weight: 18 lbs. 14.5 oz.  (12%)
Height: 28 inches  (2%)
Head Circumference: 45 cm

He is our SUPER blonde haired, blue eyed boy with 6 teeth, 4 on bottom and 2 on top with two more not far behind!  He's growing so quickly and is definitely a wiggle worm!

Carter has been mobile and pretty much pulling up since he was 6 1/2 months old.  Practically every day we told ourselves "Wow, it's not going to be long until this boy is walking!"  Well, he definitely took his time.  His first "official" steps were taken in our backyard on April 18th and then he started full out walking on May 4th.  It was about 3:30 in the afternoon and he just walked over to me from the fireplace across the room.  He's still pretty wobbly, but he's also a determined little guy and will have it mastered in no time!  He is very agile and does something once and pretty much knows how to do it right away the second time.  Stairs were nothing for him, both up and down!  This has been a little frustrating for mama!  He is into EVERY cabinet and everywhere in seconds!  At times he is really independent and then at others, he is really clingy!  He wants me to hold him all the time and then squirms to get down.  And then repeats this over and over...

Favorite LOVES:  BALLS,  bath time, being outside, climbing up on something, swings, the park,  watching his sister and brother, Daddy coming home, cheese, clapping, banging and Beca!  

Not so favorite things: being restrained by anything (carseats, his crib, highchairs, shopping carts, bibs…), shoes, getting dressed, getting his diaper changed or vegetables

It is almost impossible to get Carter dressed these days!  He is too busy getting in on all the action that he just does not have time to do it!  We've given up all together on all pajamas that have snaps because there is just not enough time to get them all snapped!  He wants to get away from us as quickly as possible.  He can crawl up the older kid's step stools in the bathroom and will reach for anything in sight off of the counters.  Usually toothbrushes are the first things he grabs and puts them right in his own mouth!  

Eating is a whole new world with him as well!  He is so different from the other two and doesn't like to eat the same things day after day.  He also does not like things that are plain.  He prefers the sauce and seasoning on items much more.  It's so funny because I am still washing and scraping everything off for Caroline and Cooper.  Carter thinks it is hilarious to throw food off of his highchair and because he is so stinking cute and loves to smile, it's so hard for Josh and I to keep a straight face while telling him no!  His new thing is to climb out of the seat of the highchair and crawl on the tray.  Somehow, I think we're going to have our hands full with this one!

Carter gets compliments every where we go and really can make anyone smile!  He has an infectious laugh and eyes that sparkle!  We love our little goose and love seeing the little boy he's growing up to be!