February 18, 2013
Happy 1st birthday little monkey!
At Joel's doctors appointment today we learned that he is still itty bitty, weighing just shy of 20 pounds and in the 10th percentile for height. Yes we are TERRIBLE parents who take their kid to get shots and a finger prick on his first birthday. It was awful and I shed a few tears during the lead test because he was screaming SO much while the nurse used a toothpick sized tube to collect blood out of the pour little guys finger. AWFUL.We made up for it by taking Joel to the bookstore for the first time. It will be our tradition to visit the bookstore with our birthday boy and buy him a book of his choosing. He was so excited to choose a book and ended up with a board book size of "Another Monster At the End of This Book". He loves the first book and was very happy to find Grover and Elmo in this version!
For Joel's party we made a chalkboard that highlights all of his current likes and dislikes.
We are so blessed that both Phil and I get to spend so much time at home with our little guy! We are loving creating memories together as a family of three! Thanks for stopping by and wishing out little monkey a HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY!
This week I will be highlighting Joel's birthday party as well as Joel's favorite things from the first year of his life!