I can honestly say, that was literally the fastest 365 days I've lived thus far. He's O N E. My mama's boy, my son. He has grown so much and so quickly over the past year and I have loved and tried to savor every minute of it, knowing that he's my last.

Weight: 22 lbs - 75th percentile
Height: 29 inches - 50th percentile

Food | He's officially feeding himself! {all the praise hands} I can finally sit him in the high chair and throw him some food so I can get dinner cooked! He loves applesauce pouches and ritz crackers right now! Pineapple chunks are a fan favorite too!

Sleep | Still goes to bed between 7 and 8:30 and wakes up around 7am! SUCH A GOOD SLEEPER.

Size | Wearing mostly 2T shirts, 12 month pants, 12-18 month jammies/rompers, size 6C shoes and diapers size 4.

Firsts | 8/9/2016 - another new tooth
8/17/2016 - STARTED WALKING
8/24/2016 - gives kisses - such a sweetie

the FUN stuff | He is really walking and it's the cutest thing because he puts his hands in the air to keep his balance. He is really loving McKinlee - he tries to say "sissy", he's so sweet. He loves chocolate chips and to brush his teeth, or at least eat toothpaste. He is loving any type of ball that bounces, rolls or lights up. He loves anything with wheels, strollers, tricycles, the vacuum. He's really just ALL BOY.

On the day he was born, I was in such awe that I had a son. I thought about all the football games I would watch with him, all the times I would see his daddy talking to him in the dug out to make sure he knew to just have fun, and play the game. I pray for his future wife daily, that she loves him the way I love his daddy, that he leads her the way his dad leads our family. I pray he knows the importance of family, I hope that he's confident in everything he does. I hope that he always wants kisses and hugs and cuddles. I hope that him and his sister are always close and enjoy spending time together not just because they have to but because they want to! Most of all, I hope all your dreams come true, sweet baby.

here are some of my favorite pictures from his first year!






















we love you, son. happy first birthday!