Hayes is 1!

My Dear Sweet Hayes,

Today, you turned 1 year old. Where did this year go? A year ago today, you came into our lives with your gentle, content spirit and melted our hearts.

photo by Rachel

Over the past year, you have shown us how different two babies can be despite growing up in the same home. You are a much more relaxed and calm baby than your brother was. You are content to just sit and watch rather than move around and “do.”

You light up whenever anyone looks at you and people just fall in love with your smile and sweet personality.

In a house with a loud toddler, I find myself enjoying so much about you because it is comforting to me. Many nights, I will just hold you and we’ll smile at each other. I love that you are content to just sit and chat or read books.

This year has gone by way too quickly, but I have learned and grown so much during this year because of you. I am so thankful for you, Hayes. You have calmed us down with your calm demeanor and have just been such a trooper. You are so patient.

You love Hudson and love to push his buttons. If we can’t find you, we know you’re sitting in Hudson’s room playing with his toys. And this drives Hudson crazy! If Hudson is running wild around the house, you will just watch him and laugh.

You will go to anyone! We joke that you’re not a very “loyal” baby. You will let anyone hold you and have never cried when we’ve dropped you off at the nursery or when we leave you with a sitter. You just love everyone!

We’re still waiting on your first word and waiting for you to clap. I know you’ll get around to it eventually. You are probably laughing at us as we are constantly clapping at you to get you to clap back.

You love to eat! Finally! We dropped your bottles cold turkey this week. You are drinking whole milk and we are completely done with formula. Your favorite foods are chicken, meatballs, peas, avocado and bananas.

We love you, sweet Hazer. Thank you for being your sweet self. Your daddy and I are so thankful for you!



12 Month Stats

Weight: 25 pounds

Height: unknown

Diaper Size: size 4

Clothing Size: 18 month and some 24 month

Teeth: 4 top teeth and 2 bottom teeth

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  1. says

    I can’t believe your baby is already one! I feel like you were just posting pictures of newborn Hayes. He is precious. I hope y’all had fun celebrating your sweet boy today!

  2. says

    I cannot believe that Hayes is one either. I remember when he was born and then Henry was born two months later. It seemed like 2 months difference was huge but of course now – it’s not much at all. I love seeing what Hayes is doing so I will know what Henry will be up to soon. Hayes sure looks adorable at his birthday bash. Happy Birthday, Hayes!

  3. says

    Happy birthday Hayes. I love seeing the progression through the monthly photos – he is so adorable and his smile is infectious (in the best way possible).

  4. Diane says

    That picture of Hayes in the sombrero is just too precious! I love his sweet little cheeks! And good job on the monthly pictures – we tried that and I have every month in his chair but they didn’t turn out nearly as cute as yours. Happy 1st Fiesta Hayes!

  5. step moMster says

    A-dorable. btw, i thinks it’s brilliant how you pose him next to the same object each month.

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