Thursday, August 5, 2010

11 Months Old

It has been awhile, and I've been a bad, bad blogger. I keep making promising these posts that never have the time to be written. Well, now that I am unemployed again, I have more time than I know what to do with.

Mason is doing great. He had tubes put in on July 21st, and hasn't had the first sniffle or problem since. He is getting so big and so smart. I am so proud of my little guy. His vocabulary is rapidly growing. He can say (and knows when to properly use) "Bye Bye", "Hey", "Baby", "Kitty Kitty", "Ball", "Pop", "Mama", "Dada", and many, many more that I can't think of off the top of my head.

He also likes to mimic the sounds he hears from TV or sounds that other people make.

He dances to music, or when you sing to him, and also "sings" along with the songs he hears.

He loves being read to, and laughs when I point to certain things and tell him what they are.

He absolutely loves vanilla custard and Gerber puffs.

No, Mason hasn't started walking yet. He CAN walk. He just refuses. He clutches onto me or anyone else with all of his might, and shuffles around the walls and furniture. He has 7 teeth now and is munching down on anything he can get his hands on. He can climb the stairs like a pro, and our current project (with our unusual staircase situation) is attempting to keep him off of them!

I can't believe his 1st birthday is quickly approaching. It's such a bittersweet time for any mother. Saying goodbye to that little tiny baby you once knew and welcoming the next stage of their life-becoming a toddler! Their are so many things I need to do for his birthday, which is what I am currently taking a break from to write this post.

Currently I am in school for cosmetology, and hope to be working as a master cosmetologist by next summer! I'm making an A in the class I am in now, but I'm ready to start learning more. My friend Jana has given me the opportunity to come into her salon and learn some tricks while I'm in school, so I am very thankful for all of her help.

Well, back to party planning! Happy Thursday!