It has been almost 2 weeks since Jensen officially turned 1. Not much has changed since last month. He is crawling a lot faster now. We finally got a gate up at the top of the steps. I will never admit my mother-of -the year- moment in detail that happened on Labor Day. Let's just say, I caught him by his foot before he went tumbling down the stairs. The sad thing is that if I had been on top of things, that horrible paniced feeling I felt afterwards could have been avoided. You would think that by child #3 I would be better at this!! In some ways it is actually the opposite. I am going in so many different directions that I miss some things. Plus, when Caedmon and Liesel were babies, we were in a smaller house where we hardly went upstairs to the office area. Those are my excuses......HA! I feel better at least :)
Back to Jensen. He is crawling quickly and has climbed up the first few steps of the stairs. Now it is time to get a gate at the bottom now. Right now, and I am sure Craig would agree, it might have been easier to have purchased a house that was not 3 floors. HeHe!!! The other day I put a plastic bin and a chair at the bottom of the stairs to block Jensen. Before I knew it, he had squeezed through them and was heading up the steps. I can only imagine what he will be getting into when he is walking :) He is pulling to stand on almost everything. Soon he should be cruising between furniture. He climbed into a basket of books the other day. That was funny to see. When he is on the hardwoods in our house, he loves to sit and spin around on his bottom. He reminds me of a "sit and spin" from my day. He is going old-school!!! When you tell Jensen NO, he looks at you and shakes his head NO back. OH MY!
He is eating very well and actually has an amazing appetite. He loves banana pieces that he can pick up and pieces of cheese. My little boy is growing up too fast :( It has been a fun year with Jensen. I love watching him explore his world. He absolutely loves Liesel and Caedmon and follows them around the house as quickly as he can.
I thought it would be fun to show some of my favorite pictures of Jensen this year.
Liesel and Caedmon seeing Jensen for the first time.
Caedmon: "Let me teach you everything I know!"