My baby boy turned one on Saturday. It seems impossible to believe that he is a year old already, yet at the same time it feels like he has been part of our family for much longer than that. It would be hard to imagine our life without him.
For the first several months of his life, he was very serious. No matter how hard we tried, we couldn't get him to crack a smile. He was perfectly content, just very solemn, looking around and taking everything in. At some point, I guess he decided that he was going to be okay out in the world, and his personality changed dramatically. In fact, yesterday after church, the man sitting behind us (who also happened to be sitting behind us last week) said that Noah smiles more than any baby he's ever seen.
When prompted, Noah is happy to give kisses, wave, shake his head emphatically, and give high fives. It's so much fun to watch him learn new things, and see how proud he is every time he picks up a new skill. I am very excited to see all the things he will learn in the coming year.
We didn't celebrate his birthday over the weekend because we had another party to attend on Saturday night, and also because I was a little slow ordering his presents and they have not arrived yet. I hope he thinks they are worth the wait!