Tully turned one on April 5! Happy birthday, big guy! I've recently learned to translate because T's vocabulary mostly consists of the word, mama.
Mama (sweetly) = mom
Ma ma ma ma ma (quietly) = nurse
Ma ma ma ma ma (loudly while banging fist on tray) = more food
Ma ma (loudly while looking at TV remote) = I want the remote
Ma ma (arms raised in air) = pick me up
All kidding aside, he is starting to talk more. Here's the list we have so far:
Puppy (signing only)
Duck (signing and saying "ack")
Hot (sounds like "ot" usually while reaching for the oven)
Bird (signing only by pointing up in air)
Airplane (same as bird, they are similar, right?...smart little kiddo)
|Tully telling us there is an airplane outside|
|Tully helps PawPaw change the tire on the bike trailer.|
|He always gets excited when Grammy comes to visit!|
|Tully also shares sticks with Zach|
|Tully and Grammy monkeying around|
|Tully goes for a ride with Mommy|
Tully got a lawn mower, gas pump, dump truck with sand toys, garden tools, fill and dump wagon, dinosaur riding toy, roller coaster riding toy, and a wooden activity cube. Our living room is overflowing with plastic, but Tully loves his new stuff.
We celebrated Tully's birthday the second time over the weekend at Grammy & Pawpaw's house (my parents) with Great Papa Jim (my grandpa) & Marge, Gigi & Pops (John's parents), and Aunt Sassy (John's sister). Tully got to try out Grammy's homemade cooking, and he let us know that he does not care for green beans. He gobbled up the ham, potatoes, and other fruits and veggies though. Tully also got another taste of cupcakes. I don't know if it's the dairy, visitors, or combination of the the two, but his sleep schedule is crazy, and he's been rather fussy. Poor kiddo. We're getting back on track though and sticking to his regular diet of meat, veggies, fruit, and oatmeal from now on.
|Standard breakfast: eggs and strawberries|
|Tully reading with Pops|
After a couple weeks of ups and downs, we've settle on a morning nursing and a bedtime nursing. It's nice because it frees me up during the day to focus on my work, but we still have quiet time together. We went straight to sippy cups, since he wasn't really using a bottle before, and he's happy to drink regular milk that way throughout the day.
What a year of growth, changes, and learning this has been for all of us. We love you, Tully, especially with your sweet little mullet curls.
A huge, huge, HUGE thank you to our fabulously talented and super sweet photographer, Meagan, who captured once-in-a-lifetime moments to celebrate Tully's first year. If you need a photographer for your little one in the Tulsa area, be sure to give her a call. You can see more of Meagan's work at MeaganReady.com