Wednesday, September 1, 2010

What a difference a year makes!

Oh my, how my heart fills and spills with love for this heart!

My Sweet PeaPie one year ago this past month...tasting his first foods and loving it....and then ONE year later enjoying Butternut Squash Puree with Parmesan Cheese over Pasta.

First time sitting in a highchair at a restaurant one year ago and here he is up a bowl of cheese sauce with some chips....not to mention licking the bowl clean!

Ren is a full 17 months and one day....whew he is almost 1 and 1/2...time she is flying and I am so very grateful that I am able to stay at home and watch Ren grow. He has an amazing vocabulary and is learning new words every day...Mama...Mama...Mama is by far my favorite....I always answer with Yes, Love? and sometimes he just grins and my heart it leaps and I can't help but to smile....and sometimes he asks for a snack or a book or his cuppa-cup. Ren loves Saushage and Eggs...he asks for them every morning and sometimes even gets the pans out...and when I ask him what he is doing he replies...Cook....What are you going to cook Ren? I ask....Saushage...Egg is his reply. And most days I just have to make him his saushage and egg...I mean how can I resist such a sweet request from my favorite boy?

We are reading lots and lots of books. Ren's favorite night time books are:
Going to Sleep on the Farm (he calls it How)
Goodnight Gorilla (GRilla)
Sometimes I like to Curl up in a Ball
On Noah's Ark (Ark)
Little By Little (the hardcover not the paperback...they are different)
Guess How Much I Love You
Where the Wild Things Are
The Going to Bed Book

Ren and I read through these books every night before he goes to sleep. We snuggle up on my bed....Ren settles into some soft pillows or lays on my belly or in the crook of my arm and we read...and read and sometimes read his favorite of the night several times. I love that he loves books....that he is already entranced by them.

I can only imagine what he will be like a year from now....I love this journey of being a Mama...of being his Mama...of loving Ren and watching him grow and learn and change!

What are/were some of your favorite night time books for your little ones?


Our Family Blog said...

Ella will be 18 months on Friday. I love hearing about what Ren is doing. Ella is usually right behind him in development. Everything you wrote is what I also feel about Ella. Being a Mama is one of the best things in life! She really loves all of Sandra Boynton's books. The big one right now is Snuggle Puppy.

Niki said...

Wow Nili! Amazing how fast he is growing. We also read the going to bed book :) Another favorite is Sweet Dreams Mimi.

Niki said...

Awe! We like the going to bed book too! We also read Sweet Dreams Mimi!

Rebekah said...

wow-time flies!!! I am expecting my third now-5 mnths gone and very excited for all these baby milestones too.