Monday, December 10, 2007

The many faces of santa's little helper...

With just days before Geno's first birthday, it is clear that he is starting to get into the spirit.
He now loves to eat all table food, but some of his favorites are turkey, carrots, green beans, bananas, applesauce, waffles, pancakes, and of course ice cream. Although he still wants me to feed him, I am happy to report that he does not choke anymore on his food and has learned to chew his food.

He really loves the freedom of crawling all throughout the house and definitely will throw a tantrum if you fence him in. His favorite toys are his trucks, his rattles, his blocks, and his teddy bear blanket. He also loves to play with plastic water bottles, paper, and books.
His favorite past time hands down is the time he gets in the bath tub. He would stay in the water for hours if I let him. He loves to still hit his parents in the face or pull off his dad's glasses, but we like to play it off as his way of showing affection.

His worst time of the day is usually when he wakes up. He is very impatient and hungry and you need to tend to his needs fast before there is a huge meltdown, but other than that, he is an easy going, fun loving, active kid.

He loves to spend time with his sister Coretta and eats up any little bit of attention she gives him. They like to play tug-of-war, reading together, playing leggos, and even singing. Charlie always needs to be an active participant in these things and tries to find any squeaky toy in the room to squeak and fit in.

I keep waiting for the time when he will actually sleep in past six a.m. but I do not think that the day will ever come. He is starting to get used to the winter chill in the air and loves to see his breath and laugh.

We plan to celebrate the big first birthday in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota at Grandma and Grandpa Earnest's house. They gave him a Thomas the Train toy box that very craftily hides the mess of toys when needed. He is also going to have a snowman pull apart cupcake cake for his birthday. I do not even have to wonder if he'll like chocolate! I can here him already saying, MMMMMM.

Here are some fashion shots of him wearing his Santa hat.
As you can see from the pictures he is quite the fashion model. We are going to visit Santa next week. I wonder if Geno will be on the naughty or nice list? He definitely fits the cute list!!

Happy Holidays!

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