My kids are playing happily today and I found myself flipping through pictures from our last trip to South Africa. I intentionally tried to be present during this trip last year and not on my phone so I didn’t end up with tons of my own photos so I’m extra grateful for the ones that others took!

I have loved being pregnant (sure I could do without morning sickness but otherwise) and honestly have felt super happy in my body most of the time while pregnant. I was about 17 weeks pregnant in this picture and was enjoying little flutters. Plus, we were in Africa..could life get much better?

We were working hard at pulling weeds and getting roots out. All sorts of yard work that my own yard needs. (Realistically I should be out weeding or mowing or something now…or maybe finishing laundry or mopping)

But instead I’m here looking back for a moment and remembering all that God did on the trip. And how my littlest guy even got to tag along. Here’s to more pictures of happy moments along the way. They sure outweigh the harder moments.

11 Months

Canon…you are almost 1! But we still have a whole month and this stage is one of my favorites.

What we have learned…walking is now your preferred mode of transportation, you now make a bit of noise when you want some more food, you’re not as keen on mom and dad leaving you, and you still love to give raspberries ha.

What we are enjoying…summer! Walks, hiking Inspiration Peak, the hammock, playing outside, and being together.

What are struggles…still working on more sleep and getting things done.

Most exciting milestones…lots of walking! 6 teeth.

What Canon seems to like…walking, climbing over us, climbing the church stairs, climbing on the dishwasher, trying to get outside, being held, following Asher and Melea, taking all the toys out, and opening/banging cupboard doors.

Dislikes seem to be…not getting food fast enough, not getting to climb wherever he wants, and being overtired.

What sleep looks like…he still gets up around 7:30/8 and then naps in the morning and afternoon. Occasionally sneaks in a third nap. Still waking up to eat a few times in the night..

He’s eating…milk and whatever we are eating! Not a huge fan of mushy stuff but will try anything. Cutting back on nursing during the day slowly so maybe in the last week it’s been more like 3-5 times a day. He doesn’t seem to have any particular favorite foods.

Who we have seen…finally got to meet Adriella and get all the kids together!

At the last doctors appointment…he’s wearing size 3 diapers and mostly 12 month clothes with a few 18 month thrown in there. At the end of June, he weighed 19 lb 4.5 oz and was 29 inches tall and his head was 48 cm.