It looks like a terrible combination of Sunday church germs and the cesspool that is the fair landed Liam and I with our first colds of the season. There is nothing worse than seeing your baby sick. I feel terrible and wish that I could take away all of his discomfort. Naturally he isn't letting it hold him back though! That boy has one speed and one speed only, 100 miles per hour ALWAYS.
While it has been a barrel of fun over here for the last two days being stuck at home and buried in snivels and mountains of tissues, I've been planning Liam's first birthday to put a bright spot in my day. I CAN NOT believe that it is only a little over a month away!! How how how?!?! I'll never know. It feels like he has been hitting new milestones every day lately and I love it! Walking being the number one but also take this morning for example, he waved " bye bye" to dad as he drove off to work and we were both grinning from ear to ear! His first birthday feels like another big milestone and definitely one that deserves to be celebrated.
And would you look at that! Liam totally made his very own first birthday wish list. ;)
Boon Snack Ball | Cable Pom Beanie | Phone | Alphabet Puzzle | Radio Flyer Walker Wagon | Tiny Converse | October Octopus Book | Corduroy Trousers | Striped Joggers
Okay so maybe I made it for him but between a combination of thinking about what he has been loving lately and what he will need for winter, this list kind of made itself. The only thing I have actually gotten so far is the snack ball. If there are two things that Liam loves right now it is food and toy balls. Whoever created this definitely had a little boy in mind. I never leave the house these days without taking some kind of snack for him and this reusable snack ball is great for just that.
The teacher in me is all about having educational toys in our house. Liam loves anything that is wooden right now and this wooden alphabet puzzle is perfect for the stage he is currently in (chewing on everything) and will grow with him as he begins to learn his letters. The October Octopus Book teaches all the months of the year in a fun interactive way. Liam has an animal book that he LOVES right now with all sorts of textures and things you can touch so this book would be perfect. Like every other kid, Liam is obsessed with Nic and I's iphones. Not the best thing to be making a "toy" out of. This wooden phone though just might be the best replacement while simultaneously being perfect for teaching numbers too. It even makes sound!
I have been torn between a radio flyer walker wagon and this actual wagon that he can be pulled in. If anyone has both and could recommend one more than the other I'd love to hear from you in an email or the comments below! I can't decide which one will get more use and he will love more. He loves to walk, push things, and carry things with him wherever he goes. The walker version would be perfect for that. He doesn't have any kind of a walker or anything to tote around with his toys inside right now. We go for a ton of evening walks though which makes me think he might love to be pulled in a wagon where he can bring his toys along with him but we also have a great stroller he loves to ride in too so it might not be necessary. Right now, I'm leaning toward the walker wagon!
I am continually amazed at how fast Liam grows out of his clothes. He needs a new hat before the first winter snow which, if were talking about Idaho, could be as soon as October, his birthday month. He also needs some new khaki church pants and I loved putting him in jogger sweats last winter for days where we just hung around the house. Liam is also ready for his first pair of walking shoes!! All his baby shoes are becoming too small and tattered. They also don't have the support he needs for learning to walk on hard surfaces.
I'm excited to share more birthday plans in the coming weeks. So glad this week is half way over. I'm looking forward to having Nic back at home with us and for Liam and I to be on the mend from this yucky bug so we can have a fun weekend. Happy Hump Day!