First saw the world.
First slept at home.
First check-up with the Doctor.
Rolled onto my side from my back
Figured out how to work music box.
Two firsts: rolled from my back on to my tummy and let out my first real laugh, "Ha-ha!"
First tried cereal (oatmeal).
Sat for first portrait... well sort of sat.
Started eating different foods (peas were my first).
Went to my first movie, Spy Kids (mostly I slept and squirmed).
Attended first swimming class.
Started crawling; took about two weeks to gain speed and another two to learn how to crawl over stuff.
Sat/slouched in my highchair for the first time.
Cut my first tooth yesterday; second today.
First visit with Santa.
Sat up straight, all by myself.
Started trying to feed myself with a spoon.
Started using furniture to pull myself up to stand.
First birthday party!
Started using a fork by myself.
Started trying to stand up from the floor.
Played with sand and climbed on a playset at Beacon Hill park.
First upper and lower molars almost in (total teeth: 10)
Out of my crib and into my toddler bed.
Learning binge: stacking objects, kissing goodbye, knocking on doors, dancing
Started to use phrases like "Hi Daddy" and "Hi guys"
Moved a footstool so I could reach higher stuff.
I can walk for longer distances now.
Tried bowling. Maybe a bit too early yet.
Working on two more lower teeth (total teeth:12)
Started trying more words (found "juice" and "shoes"). Learned how to climb into adult
chairs at the computer desk and at the dining table.
Learning to scribble with crayons and chalk and whatever else I can grab.
First Trick-Or-Treating! (dressed as Minnie Mouse).
Learned how to scold ("No,no,no,no!" while pointing); tried picking up a kitten
and applied that to our cat.
Two more molars (they were tough)! (total teeth: 14)
I am adding more words. I now say "book," "yeah," "morning," "Nana," "thank-you," and "ball,";
I can almost say "Layton," and "Pebbles."
This year's visit to Santa was not met with glee. I would not sit on his lap or even nearby.
I have been really concentrating on writing letters. I see them everywhere and my scribbling has
turned into individual scribbles which are starting to look like letters or numbers.
Second Christmas and I really started to understand what this gift thing is about. Found a new
friend today: chicken dance Elmo!
Met my cousin Gavin. He's small, and people were paying more attention to him than to me.
Got tired of opening presents after the first three today. How many times do I have to do this?
This month has been really busy: I have learned how to walk up and down stairs (when I hold Mom or Dad's hand), and how to open boxes, and
Pushed my own shopping cart around Save-On Foods; tried to add bacon to the cart but Dad took it out. Got tired
of waiting for Mom and Dad to make breakfast so got the crackers out of the cupboard myself.
Birthday number 2 today! I tried to pick all the icing off the cake Mom made for me (with a Blues Clues pawprint
in one corner). Got lots of toys and clothes and books!
Sick again -- another ear infection. This time Mom and Dad got me some chocolate chewy things with the medicine
inside instead of that disgusting chalky liquid.
Snuck past Mom while she was cooking lunch and climbed up all the way to the office to get my
playdough (I carried it all the way down too).
I now weigh 34 lbs and am just under 3 feet tall (35 1/2 inches). I can recognize letters and I am talking
a lot more. I can say short phrases like "Hey look! Right there!".
My biggest change is that I am speaking constantly. I have started to direct Mom and Dad ("That way!") and
I have figured out the telephone (I have had a few short conversations).
I used the potty today for the first time!
I am talking to my favourite TV characters now (Dora, Blue, Elmo and Ernie) and can say some
Spanish words like libro, largo and corto.
I have started drawing recognizable pictures now. Click the link for a drawing I did of