You are a year old and I can't even believe it. It's all such a blur! A lovely, happy blur full of snuggly kisses, big smiles, and giggling... but a blur none the less!
You are a big boy crawler now. You are a free-range baby and crawl around the whole house with wild abandon. We hear a slap-slap-slap and we know you are about to turn the corner and tackle us for a snuggle. I have a suspicion that you are going to be a climber. I have found you on top of boxes, the hearth, chairs, Levi's bed... anything you can get your knee up onto... you are on top of it. Yikes!
Lately you have been sleeping through most nights. Sometimes for naps I don't have to rock you to sleep. You have a lovie now! It's a little terry cloth hippo with knotted hands and feet. You love to chew on the knots and flip him around in the air. Your favorite place in the house right now is Levi's bed! Levi says "Come on Arlo! Crawl to my room..." and you guys go back and play on his bed. Levi piles up the stuffed animals, pillows, and blankets and you both dive into the piles shrieking and giggling. It's so awesome to watch... I love it!
You have a captivating smile, Arlo. You suck people in with your bright blue eyes and toothy, impish grin. Yu are a delightful little fellow and we are so lucky to have you as a member of our little tribe. I am so happy that you aren't rushing the growing up thing, but it's still going too fast. I love that you are still my squishy little baby... lets stay that way for another year or so, ok?
We love you Arlo!!! Happiest birthday my sweet son.