Pate, you are eleven months old now! Wow, in just one short little month you'll be a year old! How did this happen??? I feel like you are doing so many new things now! I love this age so much! This month, you got your first haircut...Nana trimmed your bangs on labor day, you took your first steps....now you will take 6-7 at a time!, you said Mama (finally!), are consistently signing "more" ,"bye" and "Hey", and sometimes "eat". You also blow kisses and it's the most precious thing ever!
Your favorite foods are bananas, yogurt, strawberries, cantaloupe, and carrots. You used to love english peas but now won't eat them. You will never eat green beans and are starting to be pretty picky about your food. If you don't want to eat something, you will throw it in the floor or your high chair piece by piece. Sneaky boy.
You love your Daddy and get so excited when he comes home. You especially love to go outside and ride on the tractor or the golf cart with him. If you see it, you will do this sign that means you want to ride!!!! You have the best time riding and do not want to get off.
You love your Sissy, too. You can't wait for her to get up in the morning, and love to play with her in her play room. You usually play really well together, until she takes something you want. She is so good with you most of the time but she loves to pick you up. She talks to you and takes great care of you. She says stuff like this: "Hey, Buddy!" "No, Pate. No, sir. You can't put that in your mouth.", "It's okay, Pate. We're almost home.". It's so cute! ha!
You wear size 12 month clothes and size 3- 4 shoe. You also wear a size 4 diaper.
You are so sweet and friendly. You love to make contact with people and just smile and talk to them! Everyone says you are such a happy and good baby and you really are! You are so cute, I could just eat you up! You have the cutest little face and sweet cheeks and beautiful eyes and eyelashes! You love to hide and think it's the funnest thing to play "Where's Pate?"! You have a new laugh that sounds a lot like mine. So funny.
You have two teeth on the bottom and are working on the top left tooth now. You are still into everything all the time. At granny's house, you try to get all the breakable things and everything else that isn't your toys. You played in the pool at a friend's house last week and loved it! You love to play with the ball and throw it and catch it. You like to climb in chairs (and stand in them!). You also love stairs and can get up them so so fast. You haven't quite mastered coming down yet. You love music and dance to it sometimes. Sometimes you talk nonstop and other days don't say a whole lot. You go to bed at 8 and sleep until 8 or 9 but still get up at least once to nurse. You do great in the nursery at church and now we go to BSF once a week and they say you are great there, too! I'm so glad! You are such a joy and it's such a priviledge to be your Mama! I love you so so much and am so happy you are mine! I thank God for you and pray that you will grow to love Him and serve Him all the days of your life!