one year old.

brooks hayden harris
one year old.

height: 31 inches (86%)
weight: 21 pounds 15 ounces (60%)
head circum: 18 3/4 inches (80%)

this little nugget just fills my heart with joy.  he is such a little ham and brings a smile to everyone's face.  there are so many little things he does that i never want to forget.

he is learning how to stand up from laying/sitting position.  i love how concentrated he is while trying to get up and i love it even more when he falls back over and lays on the ground in a moment of defeat like he is dead.  it's the cutest thing... and then he gets back up and tries again.

i love how he is beginning to understand so much more lately.  in the morning i will ask him if he wants food or breakfast and he either says "yahh" or "mmm"  then i will tell him to go get me his food and he will walk to the shelf and bring me some baby food.

in the morning if we bring him in bed with us he will tickle our backs or faces for a minute, and then it turns into swatting or grabbing.

i love how excited he gets when he sees his daddy after a long day of work.

when he sees a cell phone he will put it up to his ear and jabber or sometimes say his version of "hello."  he LOVES to call his dad while he's at work and talk to him on speaker phone... he gets so excited and sometimes he will bring my phone to me.

he refuses to say mama (even though he can) he always says "dada" when i ask him to say mama.

he loves putting his shoes on because he knows we are either going to play outside or going bye-bye.

he's so soft with other kids and babies.  he likes to touch them and say "ooooooo."  he is quite scared of aggressive children however and cries easily if they manhandle him.

he loves to give hugs and kisses and loves to cuddle... i hope that never changes.

we had such a fun celebration with family and friends, which i will blog about in its own post.  this first year of brooks' life flew by.  he has brought such a sweet, loving spirit in our home.  i'm not the perfect mama, but he has taught me how to love unconditionally and to do my best.

happy one year, brooks hayden.
mom and dad love you more than you know.


lex said...

cutest photos ever! happy birthday brooks!!

Mike, Adi & Drew said...


Lex said...

Babies and cake pictures are one of my favorite things! :) He sure is a cutie!

Amy said...

Seriously, he is the sweetest little dude ever!

Whitney B. said...

What a cutie pie!!!