Scott’s 12 Month

What?! Wasn’t this just a couple of seconds ago?

I have no words, bud. We just love you to pieces. God is so good to entrust you to us. You will never know what a special little guy you are. 
Firsts: Mandarin oranges, apple slices, and cucumber; breakfast at Waffle House;nuggets and playing at Chick Fil A; VBS Agency D3
News Headlines: I’m not sure why I keep this category on here. All news, national and local, is beyond me. If I don’t read it from the people I follow on Twitter, then I don’t know a thing about it. 
Favorite Toy/Activity: eating at Mexican restaurants so you can dance to the loud, fun music; Daddy’s matchbox and hot wheels cars (you almost always have one in your hand and it’s the first thing you ask for/point to when we get you out of bed in the morning); rolling around on the couch, bed, or pillows; playing in your sister’s princess tent (you call for it, saying “te, te, te” until we pop it up and put you in it); all musical toys; moving furniture around the room; watching the “daw” (dogs…or every animal that exists) on the screen saver for the Apple TV; drums or beating on things; the phone, which is a means to talk to dada (I guess because that’s really the only person I talk to on the phone)  
Mommy’s Favorite: I love that you start to dance every time you hear music, you are a FUN baby!  
Daddy’s Favorite: You are obsessed with “dadow” or “dada” or “da” (Daddy’s cars) 
Lily’s Favorite: She’s really excited about celebrating your first birthday! 
Milestones: You finally have two bottom teeth barely peeking through and it took you a grueling 3 weeks for them to finally make an appearance, you can drink from a sippy cup and have officially made the switch to cow’s milk (for whatever reason you were really fickle about the sippy cup but you just decided one day recently to start drinking out of them. See ya bottles!), you pull up and walk all over the place holding onto furniture but no standing or walking without holding on yet, size 4 diapers, 12-18 month clothes
Words: You are saying several words now: daw (dog) was definitely your first word that you used in the right context; dada (which is used to refer to Daddy and cars); dadow is your word for Sanibel (we thought for a long time this was your word for everything, but we’ve realized that it’s your word for Sanibel), daw is also your word for down; uh-oh; yeye or something like that (Lily); te for tent; you point and grunt or say da (that) when you want something
Weight/Length: I’ll update after your one year visit, but I’m guessing you are still 24 lbs
Like Mommy: You are pretty grumpy when you go several days without getting enough sleep
Like Daddy: You love cold treats, like ice cream and popsicles 
Like Big Sis: You like to help us get dressed. You will crawl around our room and in our closet and hand us things like shoes, belts, socks. Lily did the same thing. 
Best Memory: Riding the train at the kiddie carnival 
Biggest Challenge: Those 3 awful weeks of teething. You wouldn’t eat or sleep, so that just made for a super fussy and clingy baby. 
How We Spend the Day: It’s summer! Doing a bunch of nothing. And I’m not sure what your routine is since it was totally thrown off by your weeks of teething. You go to bed anywhere between 7 and 9, up in the morning between 6-7, and I push for two good naps a day. You will sleep at both naps, but they aren’t always long. Your afternoon naps are usually 1 1/2 hours. You eat 3 meals a day and have snacks in between. 
Nicknames: Little Bud, Buddy, Scotty 
Funniest Moment:  Pretty much everything you do makes us laugh, from dancing, to talking, to playing, to learning, it all makes you a fun little rascal.
How We Celebrated: At the beach! Which means Mommy didn’t have to decorate, clean, cook, or anything! That’s the best kind of birthday party if you ask me. Zero prep, just a celebration of YOU! We did, of course, have cake and you got to dive into your smash cake. And the best part is it worked out for (almost) everyone to be there! 
And here we go with a ton of pics! 
Rockin’ in the hardware store 

Grocery shopping driving 

We got you a water table for your birthday and you love it! 

Kisses from Mommy!

Summer days

More summer days

You like to hold Lily’s hand in the car

You and your buddy Noelle at church 

Trying on the hats in Target 

Playing with the cars

Father’s Day with your wonderful daddy 

Giggling with Granddaddy 

The aftermath of a popsicle 

Playing at CFA

Horrible pic, but you were a secret agent for a week at VBS! 

First trip to Waffle House, and if it’s up to me…it’s also your last trip. 

Notice the car in your hand…they make you happy 🙂 

Fun at the popsicle picnic…until the fire ants found our melted popsicle

You and your buddy Parker! 

Summer time means Kiddie Carnival time! 

First time on the merry-go-round 

Trying to convince Parker that he should ride the train with you

Lily showing you how to properly ride the train

You loved it! 
Our handsome little man!
We love you Scott!!! Happy birthday! We’ve had the best year with you and pray God gives us many, many more! 

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