In a few weeks, my little boy is turning two. It’s been a while since I’ve provided an update on Chase! So much has happened during this past year. Chase has experienced some monumental milestones. From his first steps to his official adoption day, in April. Prior to that, I wasn’t able to show photos of his face. So, in this blog post, I’m going to share a summary of Chase (with lots of photos) from the past year.
Between the ages of one and two, a baby becomes a toddler. It’s an exciting time for any parent to just sit back… (Wait a minute. There is NO sitting, at this age!) I mean, it’s a great time for any parent to have some FUN, and a lot of LAUGHS! This is when babies become little people with HUGE personalities.
The second year of life is full of FIRSTS. Babies-turned-Toddlers will hit a lot of milestones. They’ll make a lot of developments. And, they’ll make a LOT of changes! I’m excited I can finally summarize Chase’s second year of life (before he officially celebrates his second birthday) in PICTURES! And, yay, I can finally show his face! : )
A Bunch of FIRSTS
This past year, Chase has morphed from a baby to a toddler! He has achieved many milestones and made many changes. He also experienced a lot of FIRSTS. From his FIRST Birthday party to his FIRST haircut. Here’s a summary in pictures:
This time, last year, Chase was shoveling food in his mouth. It was the cutest thing, and I captured a lot of it on video. But, nowadays, he is learning to use a little fork and spoon. His tastebuds have also evolved.
Originally, Chase was eating all the good things. From vegetables to white meat. But lately, Chase has become much more picky with food. He knows what his FAVORITES are and will hold out for his top picks! (Guess I can’t blame him.) Today, he is crazy about…
- FRUIT! (He could live on fruit, if I’d let him! Especially BERRIES)
- The WHITES of Hard Boiled Eggs (Score!!)
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese (It has to be yellow. Don’t ask.)
- Everything Bagel (Because my Jewish husband wouldn’t allow it any other way) with Cream Cheese
- Cashews, Hotdogs, and Tostito Chips…are a definite maybe.
Another thing I’m noticing about Chase is that he is developing quite the personality. I don’t know where he gets it from (eh hem)… But, Chase is very silly. And, playful! I feel like he already understands my sense of humor. If I were to label his disposition and personality in four words, it would be HAPPY. CURIOUS. KIND. CONFIDENT.
Here are some great captures, from the past year, that showcase his personality…
Chase’s Favorite Things
This past year, I’ve observed that Chase was an Out-of-the-Box thinker. He wasn’t necessarily excited over toys. He was excited with anything that would arouse his curiosity! For example, Chase would spend hours going through my kitchen cabinets. Early on, I decided to look just a few (that were unsafe), and keep kid-friendly items in those that were “unlocked”. Such as plastic items, containers, spices with tight lids. And, I would just always keep an eye on him and let him wear out his curiosity!
Today, he is becoming a little more excited about TOYS. Recently, he began watching Jurassic World. (Please don’t judge. This was allll Scott’s doing!) By the time I found out, Chase was obsessed with dinosaurs. So, of course, our house is now full of dinosaur figures. I suppose it goes hand in hand with being a confident child.
Aside from dinosaurs, Chase is obsessed with airplanes!
Chase also loves playing with large toy trucks, SAND, and believe it or not WATER!
Overall, this past year has been a great ride! I’m grateful that I was a stay-at-home Mom, because I understand that this is not always an option for mommies. But, the time has come for Chase to be around other children, more.
This week, Chase started part-time Daycare. (Three half-days per week.) Mainly, because as an only child, Chase is wanting to play with his peers. The other benefit, is that I can now have uninterrupted time frames to dedicate to LE Woman! Woot Woot! AND, I can finally catch up on household things along with hostessing!
In a few weeks, Chase is officially turning two. So, I’ll be planning his Birthday Party, and YES! You’ll be seeing a lot of that captured on here. So, stop back! Until then, thanks for reading and sharing in our extraordinary journey. AS PARENTS! (Not just foster parents. ; )