Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Christian's 12 Month Update

Today was Christian's 12 month wellness visit. He is now 19 lbs 3 oz and is 30 in tall. He continues on the same growth pattern, long and lean. Big brother Nicholas was two pounds heavier at this time and one inch shorter. Christian is very social and really likes to "flirt." He has been walking since 10 months old and loves to walk around the house carrying and throwing balls. I still think he is our athlete! He is proud of himself and often walks up to you with something in his hand saying, "dis" (this.) He is "talking" all of the time and often mimicking sounds and words, but I believe "dis" is the only confirmed word he says. He does say dada as well and some would argue with me, but I think it is still without meaning. Christian is often mistaken for a girl, even if he is wearing green or blue or brown. But, I really take it as a compliment actually when strangers refer to him as "my daughter" because I think it is his pretty eyes and luscious lips!

Christian and Nicholas are beginning to play with each other more and more. I'm not sure what is it about boys, but Christian is a rough houser. He loves to wrestle his brother and although it can make me nervous, sometimes it' s cute. Check out him being the aggressor in the series of pictures below.

Christian's approach

Climbing on top of his brother to get thru...

Such determination!

While it may not show according to his weight, this boy can eat! He is also a very messy eater and always seems to want to rub his hands all over his face as he eats! The picture above is with him wearing avocado and black beans all over his face!

On a totally separate note, here are pictures from an unexpected February snow that I had been meaning to post.
Nicholas was so excited to wake up and find snow. He wanted to go out right at 8am.

Happy as can be!

Ok, so it wasn't that much snow! 3 inches at the most. This picture reminds me of when I was a child living in Greece. We got about an inch of snow and all of the schools were closed. It was my first time ever seeing snow and we built a mud snowman in the backyard. I guess the point is, kids love it wether it's a half inch or two feet!

If you did not read the post about Christian turning one, read the previous post. We had a great day celebrating Christian!


Mimi said...

I love hearing all about yours and the boys life. Thank you for sharing. Miss you guys LOTS.

Anonymous said...

I love the eating pic! Priceless!!
xoxo Dana