Friday, July 23, 2010


We made it!  Greyson turned ONE year on Saturday the 17th and we couldn't have had a better time celebrating it.  We are fortunate enough to have parents with flexible summer schedules so we spent the last two weeks with visiting family who all want nothing more than to celebrate Greyson's awesome 1st year.  Thank you Mom, Dad, Amy, Mari & Ed for being such great and loving family for our little boy to grow up with.  He is truly blessed (as are we!)

We can hardly believe he is already 1.  I can hardly find the words to express what this past year has been for Dan and I.  How two became three.  How our world has been turned upside down, and how that seems like how it always should have been.  How the ups and downs have been the most rewarding experiences of our life and how we wouldn't trade one moment.  We are so proud of our big man and all he is.  Here is a little 1-year update:

Height: 30 1/2 inches (75th percentile)
Weight:  23 lbs 15 oz (75th percentile)
Physical Abilities:  pulling up on all furniture, standing on his own, stacking 3 or 4 blocks, turning pages in books, putting lids on and off, eating all finger foods, crawling everywhere, imitates basic tasks (cleaning, putting objects away, talking on phone, etc).
Language Abilities:  signs the words for more, please, all done, water and says "mama," "dada," "dog," "ball," "bye," "all done," and can sometimes say "more."
Favorite Pastimes:  looking at books, banging blocks together, playing with the tupperware cupboard, opening and closing doors, calling Java to the back door, talking on the phone, pushing buttons, watching mommy and daddy on their computers, swimming, riding in his wagon, and figuring out how things work.
Favorite Books:  Dog, Peek-A-Zoo, My First Book of Animals
Favorite Song:  If You're Happy And You Know It
Favorite Foods:  yogurt, cheese, beans, tomatoes, and most fruit

Not sure what else to add, other than he is growing and learning by leaps and bounds.  Every day there is something new.  He is waving bye-bye all the time, and loves to communicate.  The signing has really given him the ability to have his voice heard and he LOVES it.  He comprehension is way beyond what I thought it would be and it blows me away to watch him do what I ask him to do.

Here are some photos of the past couple of weeks (warning: there are a lot).

The "official" 1-year photo :)

Opening presents from family

Grandpa Ed handmade this awesome car carrier truck for him

Talking on his cell phone while working on his laptop being chauffeured in his "red convertible"  :)

I love my new clothes!

Blocks from Aunt Amy

Putting together the wagon from Grandpa & Grandma Hunter

Maybe the box is more fun!

Oh my...

Birthday breakfast.  "More chocolate chip pancakes, please!"

Party time!

Beautiful and yummy cake made by our talented friend, Jihae!

Hmmm....what IS this deliciousness??

I don't know and I don't care!!  Its amazing!!

All good things must come to an "end."  :)

Thanks all who made Greyson's birthday so memorable!  Here's to another great year!  We love you Greyson!


  1. What a cute little boy...oh man, it goes so fast...cherish the moments!! My kids turned one moments ago and now they have kids...

  2. I can't believe that Greyson is already one! How crazy that time flies by so fast. We were so sad we couldn't make it to his party. We had made plans with Greg's family before we knew about the party. :( It looks like it was so much fun! We hope we can see you guys soon. Love you!