Wednesday, August 26, 2009

12 Months

On Tuesday Ned and Penny celebrated the successful conclusion of the first year (of many) training Mommy, Esq. and Husband to be parents.

Then:



Now:



Dear Ned, You hate being "penned" in the playroom - all those toys just aren't enough for your need to roam. When you are tired you put your head down on the ground. You love reading books, clapping and banging toys together and creeping around the room. Scotia knows you are coming with your happy screeching. Crawling and pulling up seem to be enough for you for now so I'm not willing to predict when you'll be taking your first independent steps. We would prefer that you didn't knock your sister down or pull up in the bathtub. Everything is funny to you - it lights up our day.

Dear Penny, Two huge milestones this month - you learned to crawl and you weighed in over 15 lbs today (15lbs, 4 oz to be exact). We love the shrieks of joy you shout after dinner and the constant babbling. You have so much concentration and curiosity about the little details in objects. You love to hand us whatever you are playing with so we can join in the fun. Your dad and I keep remarking how grown up you look to us!

Love, Mommy, Esq.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Penny and Ned,
We will see you on Friday. You both look like you've grown so much since I was with you last month. Love you both.

A. said...

Yay Penny on getting past the 15 pound mark!

I can't believe how much they've grown up, makes me a teary and proud auntie.

Nicole S. said...

Penny looks so grown up - did she get a haircut?

Susan said...

Penny looks so cute - her hair style is so cute as well. I'm curious how much Ned weighs because really, looking at their picture together Penny doesn't look that much lighter than her brother. I know she is but she doesn't look it. Glad to hear she made it to 15 lbs.

Lisa said...

Congratulations!! You have all survived the first year. Happy birthday, Mommy, Esq and Husband!

almostima said...

Hooray! Penny is just like her mom, Goal oriented. ;) (reminds me of a funny story of you that I won't share here.)

Good job Ned on pulling up!

Congratulations to the whole Esq. family!

jungletwins said...

Awww, congrats! So darn cute. They're really developing their own personalities, aren't they?

jerseygirl77 said...

Such cuties! They have gotten so big. I want to see them again!!!

Helen said...

I find myself very emotional looking at those two pictures- and I remember looking at Goddess in Progresses pictures last year and thinking that your two would never look that grown up, and here they are so! So much to celebrate, and so much to look forward to!
xoxo Auntie Honey

Krissy said...

Did Penny get a haircut? Her hair looks so darn cute in this picture!