February 24, 2013

1 Year Old

Miles is one!
 One year ago we got a phone call to let us know that little boy was born and that the c-section went well.
It was three days before we got to see that little boy.
But, it was all worth it.
Every tear....worth it.
For the last year heaven has touched our home.
Miles is pure joy.
He is so sweet and wins the hearts of many.

He is getting so big, I'm not sure if I like it or if I'm sad about it...
a little bit of both I guess.

One thing that I do like is...
Miles likes to stand in the carts at the store.
Now his big ol' car seat doesn't take up all the space.
I put things in the cart and he casually throws them out on the floor with a quick 

He loves to play in Magnus' water bowls. 
This is a love/hate relationship I have with this one.
It's darling! He loves it!...Therefore I smile and love it too and say "how fun"
But he ends up sitting down and dumping all the water on himself....
you see? 
Sooo....when he's done, we go up to the bath and get cozy warm again.

I love that he loves his bunny.
I ask if he can give bunny a kiss...
and this is his smooch.

It makes me sad that I don't have to sit down and spoon feed him everything anymore.
He sits in his chair and chomps down whatever we are eating.
He's still a good eater.
The only thing that he doesn't love is broccoli.
But he'll eat it if its pureed. 
Now with all the sadness of him feeding himself...
it is kinda nice because,
We can all eat at the same time and that is fun.
After each bite he says MMMMMMMM. 

I love that he knows who dad is and that he loves to be with him!
Dads are fun
Dads are wild
Dads throw babies into the air,
and Dads use jammies for long ears
(look at those chubby arms....mmmm)

Some fun 12 month facts about Miles:

-He is walking 100%
- He has 7 teeth
-He points to things he wants or sees (not grunting just pointing)
- Says "ah" after we say prayers
-Throws his drink on the ground when he's done drinking 
-He squeals/squawks like a monkey when you say the word monkey
-He blows raspberries still
-Takes my glasses off my face every bottle feeding
-He  is starting to "dance" when he hears a beat
-He whispers...its adorable.
He can say:
Dog(da) Duck (duh), Ball (ba), Uh Oh, Hi, Bye, Car (tar/ca), Mom, Dad (da), Bunny (bouie), Button (bun)

Miles, we love you more than you will ever know.
You are our favorite one year.
We are so happy you came to our family.

HaPpY BiRtHdAy!


Alison said...

Love that baby! Need to see the boy asap! xo

The Wilsons said...

Hi Romney and Erin! Erin, you don't know me, but I grew up with Romney--my parents are the Copes. My mom shared your blog with me back when you adopted Miles, and I hope that you don't mind that I've been following ever since! (I'm a REALLY bad commenter!)

Anyway, I just had to let you know how happy I am for all three of you--your family is beautiful! Miles is a total doll and he's obviously got awesome parents! I love seeing him grow and reading about all of the fun things you are doing.

So, this is super belated, but congratulations! I should've posted that a year ago. :) And, happy, happy birthday to sweet Miles!!!

Jennifer (Cope) Wilson

megan&steve said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Miles!

JonandLo said...

He is a doll Linky...so so happy for you! I'd love to meet this little guy sometime soon! take care. xoxox

Christine said...

Love it! We love him and I love reading all your updates!

Emily said...

He is adorable! Happy Birthday Miles!

Cassandra said...

Awe, this warms my heart. He's so adorable. On a side note, my Ryder has those same monster jammies ;)

Jenn said...

I cant believe he is 1! He is so cute and growing too fast, we need to get together soon!(PS my kids just have non-stop allergies) :)