I have been working to get Andrew to wear a hat when we go walking in the mornings to keep the sun off of him. I found the hat and the glasses today. He was a good sport to humor us while we took a picture.
Andrew is 1 year old. We are so blessed to have him in our family. He is such a special little boy. He has a tender heart and a loving spirit. He is very patient with his sister and loves playing with her every day. He is also protective of Mommy. If I leave the room he has to know where I am and when I will be back. We love you very much Andrew. You brighten our lives each day.
Andrew is 20 lbs 15 ounces. He is a great eater. He will eat just about anything you give him. His current favorite is watermelon. He eats it at every meal. He is strong and healthy. He keeps up with his sister with some speed crawling and will take 3-4 steps at a time. It won't be long before he is running faster than Elizabeth.
For his birthday we wanted to give him a Tonka Truck. Ever since my first summer job driving a giant "Tonka" I wanted my little boy to have his own. The first thing he did when he opened it was crawl in the truck bed. Look at the smile on that boy's face. Andrew also many other fun toys and we are all grateful for family and their generosity.
For Andrew's cake I tried to make it look like a Tonka truck. My Grandmother had given me the M&M's a couple of days earlier. Thanks Grandma, I couldn't have finished this project without them.
Andrew wasn't quite sure about the cake. The frosting was really sticky.He did eat a little of it, but mainly just squished it in his fingers.
All the young Olsen cousins enjoying lunch.
Thank you to everyone who came to spend the day with Andrew or sent cards and gifts. We love all of you.
I want to get Andrew a shirt that reads "Will Climb On Anything." I didn't think he could lift himself up there like that, but I was wrong. He has a really strong upper body. I think he has been watching Elizabeth a little too closely.
I love my children so much. We drove 400 miles today in the car today and Andrew and Elizabeth didn't complain once. They are wonderful travelers. Thank you for being so good Andrew. You are such a good boy.
Each time I would look back to check on him, this is what I would find. Fingers in his mouth and a little grin.
With Andrew's birthday next week it was time for a new car seat. He was way too big and heavy for the infant seat. It is a little bit of a change for him to see Mommy and Daddy. Before, he had a great view of Elizabeth, which he didn't seem to mind. After all, she is pretty entertaining to watch and is pretty good at sharing unwanted toys and snacks.