Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Dear Jojo....

One year ago today my life changed forever.  When I finally heard you cry for the first time I knew my life would never be the same.  Looking into you beautiful chubby swollen face all my dreams had finally come true.  My heart grew a million times that day.  It is true you never really know love until you have a child.

Over this past year it has been such a great joy to watch you grow.  You never cease to amaze me.  Jojo you are a very sweet loving little boy.  You have a smile for almost everyone you meet.  I love to hear your laugh,there is nothing better.  It is music to my ears.  Everyday has been a new adventure.  From your first smile to you first steps and everything in between.  There are so many things to love about you I could never list them all.

I am so thankful that God has given you to me and chosen me to be your momma.  I hope I am the best mother to you.  For you my son are the most precious gift ever.

I love you bud and no one can ever change that. 

Happy Birthday Jojo!

My how fast this year has come and gone. I wouldn't have changed a thing.  Love you so much bud!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

this is a favorite of my little Jojo. 

This was my first trip to the park with my sweet boy.  Can't wait for more trips this summer.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Our little monkey

Shortly after Jojo started pulling up to standing he started cruising and then walking.  Since all of these new adventures have started so has .........  CLIMBING.  I mean he tries to climb on everything.  He thinks its so funny. Me not so much.  From what I hear Jason was quite the climber when he was little.  God help us.  He loves to pull up on this foot stool Jason's dad made.  Up and down and up and down. 
Another is our make shift toy box.  Jojo will climb in and play contently for a long period of time.

The cobblers bench is another favorite.  He will climb up on the seat and then sit on the other side. 

Who knew that laundry hampers were made for sitting on not for dirty clothes.

As one can see we have a little monkey in our house.  But, I wouldn't have it any other way.

Friday, February 3, 2012

And He's off......

I can offically say we have a walker.  It seems like overnight he gained more courage and balance.  When I picked Jojo up yesterday he was walking all over the place more than a few steps.  I love to watch him walk.  We kind of make a big deal out of it.  Jason and I watched him walk acorss the kitchen and we were clapping and praising him.  We may be a little crazy ( well I know I am) but this is huge accomplishment for Jojo.  It seems like yesterday that he was sitting on his own.  Now we have a full on walker. 

Keep up the good work buddy!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

11 months

11 whole months has flown by in the blink of an eye.  This past month Jojo has being doing so many different thing its unbelievable.  It seems like something just clicked in his brain and he is learning everything at once. 

This month has brought us alot of firsts.  Jojo has started babbling like crazy.  He says momma, dadda, uh oh, and toy on a regular basis. On a rare occasion you can catch a few different words.  "No" is one Jason and I both have heard.  Last week when I was leaving for work I said "Bye Jojo. Momma loves you" and he starting waving furiously and said "Bye bye"  It was a great way to start my day. 

In addition to talking up a storm Jojo will now give high fives.  He can show us where your ear is as well.  We are working on a few others but I think you are being stubborn.  Jojo loves any and all balls.  Clint and Amy bought him two different toys with balls and he loves them.  Sometimes he will just crawl around with the ball or chase it around the room. 

Jojo has also gotten 4 more teeth this month.  He now has 2 bottom teeth and 4 top.  I am also very lucky that he is such a great eater.  Jojo will eat anything and everything even what he isn't supposed to.

The biggest milestones this month have been standing independently and walking.  Jojo took his first step 2 weeks ago at my Gran's.  It was a bittersweet moment.  I teared up of course.  It all seems like it is happening so fast.

Next month my baby will be 1.  Wow what a great ride this has been so far.  I can't wait to see what the future holds for us.