Monday, July 27, 2009

Olsen's one!

Olsen is in his second year of life now. In some ways, it feels like this 1st year has gone by so fast, and other times, it's hard to remember a time when we didn't have our little guy. He had such a fun birthday. It coincides with Pioneer Day, a huge holiday in Utah marking the day when Brigham Young led the Mormons into the Salt Lake Valley, so he gets a parade and fireworks for his birthday! We had some friends over for dinner and cake, and it was nice to have people who wanted to celebrate Olsen's birthday with us.

Olsen is growing to be more and more human-like everyday. He can now clap like a normal person and loves to wave at people. Whenever Adrian or I go out the door, even if it is just to check the mail, he waves at us. He loves music and enjoys beating his drum and tamborine. He can play the kazoo properly and blow into his recorder. His two favorite books are "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" (he always claps when we get to the last page where he turns into a beautiful butterfly) and "Where's Spot?" (he loves to lift up the flap at the end to finally find Spot).

And, he takes real afternoon naps now! It's pretty awesome. AND, I have been eating dairy and he has been eating yogurt and he has had no ill-effects! I think I'll see how he does with cheese soon. I had a few slices of pizzza with cheese tonight, and I think I might prefer my pizza without cheese now - very curious, indeed.

We love our little guy and enjoy watching him grow and develop his personality more and more everyday. It's amazing how much they grow in one short year. We went to an outdoor band concert on campus and saw this tiny newborn baby. It was weird to think that Olsen was that small just a year ago.

1 comment:

Blake said...

Awwww, Happy Birthday, Olsen! Isn't it crazy how quickly it happens? People tell you that, but it didn't sink in until we were parents. Zoe is speaking in multiple, full sentences. That seems to have happened overnight. We'll be taking them to college before we know it. I'm trying to soak up all the little minutes. ;)