Saturday, April 28, 2012

ONE!!!

Our miraculous baby boys are ONE!!!

Everyone that told us that time with children flies by was 100% correct!!! I cannot believe how fast this first year of their lives has flown by. Even the sleepless weeks that seemed to last forever, now seem like just a blink in time. It is truly too fast.

Since we celebrated with just about everyone we know the week before the boys birthday, we spent their actual birthday just the 5 (7 including the pups) of us. We had traveled back to NC to tie up a few loose ends before having all of our belongings moved to GA where they will be stored until we find our new home. So we laid low with the boys letting them sleep, eat & play on their own terms & without cooping them up in the car all day. We gave them gifts from us & enjoyed some family time.

Here is what each of the boys are up too as ONE year olds...

Garren

Our littlest guy marches to the beat of his own little drum!!! He has picked up & learned different skills at different times & in different manners than his brothers.

He is very vocal & says lots of stuff. He mimics things we say & amazingly sounds pretty accurate. He says the usual mamama, dadada, bababa, gagaga, googoo, nanana. He also says "all done," "Haddie," & other things we frequently say but I can't think of right now.

He has the funniest sense of humor. He squints his eyes & gives great big cheesy smiles, he also gives bashful grins & loud squealing smiles. He loves to be watched when he is doing something new & new things seem to be his specialty the past couple of weeks!!!



Garren has gone from not crawling at all to pushing himself around with one foot. He then figured out within a week how to get into a sitting position on his own, then pulling up to his knees & just a couple days later pulling up to his feet. Now after doing everything that was suppose to come after crawling, he has decided to crawl up on his hands and knees, lol... 


Garren loves to be near his brothers & has learned to accept them crawling over him & even sitting on him. He may be the smallest but he really doesn't take any crap from them. When one of his brothers snatches his toy, he takes it right back or goes in for the take down. We use to worry that Caden & Kellan would beat up on him, but he holds his own. I have caught him more than once holding one of his brothers down while smacking their head, lol...

Caden

Our most outgoing son is turning into our most laid back one.

Caden seems to just take it all in... He loves watching his brothers, seeing what Kellan is getting into & watching Garren make funny faces makes Caden giggle all the time. He has also turned into a HUGE lovebug!!! Giving big hugs whenever he is picked up & laying on us when we are on the floor with them.

Caden has the least to say, but who can get a word in with Garren babbling all the time?!? He does quietly babble to himself.

He was quick to follow Kellan in the crawling, sitting, pulling up arena & he is standing anytime there is something close enough to pull up on.

Caden has a contagious smile. He smiles just about every time you look at him. It is a bashful/shy guy kind of smile but he also has his party guy smile, especially when the camera comes out.




He also loves to be near his brothers & has been caught holding their hands when they are in their car seats or high chairs. He really doesn't like to be alone & usually cries if he is the first or last to be taken from one place to another (ie: playroom to dining room or bedroom.)

Caden holding Garrens hand while he sleeps in the car <3

Kellan

This is our Mama's boy through & through!!! It is usually me he wants to attached to, but when Donna comes in from work, he wants her front & center!!!

Kellan has required the most attention since coming home from the NICU. Back then it was do to reflux & belly pain (gas.) Now I think he is a little insecure. I believe it is do to all of the changes recently with us moving & traveling. Now that our belonging have been moved we plan on giving the boys some time to settle & adjust to their new surroundings before we take anymore long trips.

Kellan has turned into our most outgoing boy. He is fearless when it comes to learning new things & doesn't mind falling down a few times in the process (as long as he gets a few extra kisses along the way.) He was the first to crawl, sit up, pull up, & is now cruising the furniture even letting go to get to something else. It won't be long & I think this boy will be walking!!!

He is also very proud of his accomplishments & looks to see if you're watching. He has the biggest smile that combined with his big eyes, lights up the room.

And just in time for his first birthday, Kellan cut a 3rd tooth on the bottom!!! No top teeth for any of the boys yet...



He is middle of the road with talking, he babbles & mimics more than Caden but not as much as Garren.


He also loves his brothers & wants to be right where they are, sometimes getting so close he knocks them over :o)

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