I finally uploaded all the pictures from my camera, and had over 150 on there! I’ll share a few from the last month soon, but for now, I wanted to focus on posting a few pictures from Liam’s first Christmas, which was wonderful.
His first Christmas experience was last week-end in Evansville, IN. He shared the day with grandparents, great-grandparents, his uncle, a great-aunt, and 2nd cousins. He was showered with gifts, receiving many, many new toys and clothes! Then, on Christmas Eve, Liam opened presents at home, ate a Christmas breakfast on Christmas Day, and then spent the rest of the day with the rest of his family (the Mohr side). He was once again very spoiled (but in a good way)! He enjoyed ripping the paper off his presents. He has also greatly enjoyed playing with all of his new things, and Mommy has enjoyed washing and putting away his new clothes!! I can’t wait to see him in all of them.
In developmental news, Liam took his first steps!!!! This happened on Wednesday, December 21. That evening, Liam was standing against his dresser, opening and emptying his drawers as he so loves to do. I knelt down to try to distract him, as I had already refolded his clothes multiple times (only to have him throw them on the floor again!). Nathan was sitting in his rocking chair in his room. Shortly after I knelt near him, he let go of the dresser and walked the few steps it took to get to me!! I couldn’t believe Nathan and I were both able to see his first steps!! Afterwards, we decided to see if he would do it again. I put a remote in his hands, holding one end of it myself. I walked with him for a few steps, and then let go of the remote, and he kept going! He has demonstrated his new skill many times over the past few days, so I have no doubt that over the next few weeks he will get braver and braver about it.
He is also trying to develop his language skills more and more. He has said “hello”, “banana”, and “toast”. All of these words have been repeated after someone else said them, so I’m not sure how much he understands of what he is saying, but it is still progress!
Another thing he is doing these days is climbing onto boxes and anything else he can! I am not at all excited about the climbing phase!
I’ve been very busy preparing for his first birthday party – I’m going to be extremely busy this week working on centerpieces and blowing up balloons! I can’t wait to share pictures of the event, and I can’t believe it is on Saturday! Even harder to believe is that my little guy will be a year old one week from today! Where has the time gone?
Well, Liam needs me, so I’ll have to finish later!