carter turned one on january 16th (the same day as his great-grandmother lee's 90th birthday party). we celebrated with grandma katy and did a little cake afterward. he didn't dig in like i had hoped. instead, he carefully ran his fingertips through the frosting in a petting motion.
at his one year dr. appointment, he measured in at 29 inches and weighed about 24 pounds (now putting him in the 75% instead of the 90%).
he is so much fun and i can't believe all the things babies are able to learn in a year. i can't get enough of his laugh, his babbling, or his cheesy smiles. i love his wobbly walk and the sheer joy on his face as he gets around on his own two legs. i love to watch his concentration as he plays with his toys and figures out how they work or new things to do with them.
before i had kids, my dad would always tell me that, "you can't imagine the love you have for your own children." and it's true, i adore this kid and am SO proud when he learns even the littlest thing. and on the rare occasion, when he will rest his head on me while i rock him to sleep, all his misdeeds of the day are forgotten and my heart feels full.
ca'do, we love you... more than you know.