Saturday, March 23, 2013

Theo Turns 1

For his birthday, Theo got to celebrate in true Carletti fashion. That means, his celebration was not a day, but more like a week.

I took the day before his birthday off and we went to the Children's Hospital Brain Study Lab for a cool experiement. I had done something similar with Sophia, so it was fun to get to do it with Theo too. Hurrah for science!
Here's a shot of the little man in action - he was watching pictures (and eating puffs!) and they recorded his brain waves.

He had great hair afterwards (they moisten the sensors so he had quite the look.) We have a great magnet with a picture on our fridge commemorating the day. And a neuroscientist in training T-shirt. You guessed it - we're geeks!

The day of his birthday, we finished up the last of the stickers. Here's his 12 month shot. Much more difficult to get the shots with the actual sticker as he would much rather pull off the sticker and play with it than leave it on. Oh well - good thing for development.

Lidiana (na-na) brought him a motorcycle! It plays all sorts of fun songs and vroooms. Yes, it makes noise, but she is the one who has to listen to it all day :)  He loves it and looks like a natural on it.

 I baked cupcakes and Lidiana, Sophia & Theo decorated and ate them. Here are some great shots of the eating:

And finally - laughing and enjoying his big day:

Happy 1st Birthday to my sweet Baby Boy. 

Celebration & recap of a year

Despite the fact his 13 month birthday is this week, I thought it might be good to recap his past 12 months, including celebration of his 1st birthday.

Height and Weight - Looking good - just where the doctor wants him to be
Sleep - still sleeping like a champ and loving his 2 naps. For this, I am so very thankful.
Party Tricks: He is still scooting around and not particularly interested in pulling up. He'll walk if you place him up and he's pushing his motorcycle.
Food: Will eat anything you put in front of him. Highly entertained by watching how gravity works too.
Words: Dada, Na-Na (for Lidiana) and MaMa.
Motions: He blows kisses good bye and he dances whenever he hears music. It's just great!

I've got a hat on, but everyone is playing with my toys
We had a first birthday party for him. He doesn't really have many friends of his own, so we had Sophia's friends and their littler siblings (sorry Little Man - promise we'll find you some friends of your own soon!) All the grandparents came and he basked in the attention.
Here are some photos from the day:
Mmmm, Cake!

Sophia & Eleanor enjoying cake
Hanging with my Aunt Hayley
My turn to feed Nana

Grandpa & Ivonne

PopPop & I standing tall

Me & the fam (not sure where Sophia went)