One Year of Calvin

It’s already been a year. What?!

A year ago, at 10:14 PM on Friday April 13, 2012, Calvin William joined our family at a long and lean 7lb2oz and 21.25″, and he has been the best baby ever! Excuse me while I take a moment to brag here…

Calvin has always been a generally happy baby, quick to smile and very slow to get sad or angry. He kept my laundry piles small by not spitting up much and peeing during diapers changes no more than 5 times in his whole life! No PeePee Teepees needed here! I think the last time he did it, he aimed at his mouth, so he decided it’s better just to hold it until I am done. Sure, he still doesn’t sleep through the night, but I don’t care. He never gives a fight when it’s bed time, and wakes up chatty and happy in the morning. It has been so much fun seeing how much there is for him to learn, and watching him actually learn it! In the past few months it has been especially fun with him becoming more interactive, sharing toys and trying to feed me his food. Currently he is in a copy cat phase, mimicking head movements, actions and sounds.

And what is a one year post without a pile of photos depicting everything he has done up until now? Nothing! So without further ado, sit back and enjoy!

Sinking cute baby face.

Stinking cute baby face.

First family photo.

First family photo.

Celebrating daddy's birthday at 5 days old.

Celebrating daddy’s birthday at 5 days old.

Very first Mother's Day...

1 month – Very first Mother’s Day…

...on which he smiled for the first time!

…on which he smiled for the first time!

This is not a smile, but it sure is cute!

This is not a smile, but it sure is cute!

With his good pal, Hobbes.

With his good pal, Hobbes.

Daddy graduated!

Daddy graduated!

He loved the Jolly Jumper...honestly!

He loved the Jolly Jumper…honestly!

His favourite thing was always, and still is, riding daddy's shoulders.

His favourite thing has always been, and still is, riding daddy’s shoulders.

Got baptised at Grandma and Grandpa's CRC church on July 8.

Got baptised at Grandma and Grandpa’s CRC church on July 8. He still looks like a boy while wearing a dress, right?

Reaching!

Reaching!

Happy boy.

Happy boy.

Taste testing his toes.

Taste testing his toes.

Going for a drive (while stopped in the ferry line up).

Going for a drive (while stopped in the ferry line up).

5 months - Sitting for the first time, like it's not big deal. It obviously was to me!

5 months – Sitting for the first time, like it’s no big deal. It obviously was to me!

Getting packed up for the big move.

Getting packed up for the big move.

Ready to hit the road for a long drive!

Ready to hit the road for a long drive!

Mmm...food!

Mmm…food!

Sleeping in funny positions.

Sleeping in funny positions.

6 months - Pulling himself up...

6 months – Pulling himself up…

...on everything!

…on everything!

Up on all fours.

Up on all fours.

Making a snow angel.

Making a snow angel.

7 months - Pushing himself backwards and getting into sticky situations.

7 months – Pushing himself backwards and getting into sticky situations.

Back on the coast, near the ocean!

Back on the coast, near the ocean!

First Christmas.

First Christmas.

Becoming a virtuoso.

Becoming a virtuoso.

Finding mommy's potato bin.

Finding mommy’s potato bin.

Being a goof.

Being a goof.

Mastering the maze.

Mastering the maze.

Sleeping with his bum in the air.

Sleeping with his bum in the air.

Figuring out how toys work.

Figuring out how toys work.

And finally, becoming the...

And finally, becoming the…

Happy birthday, Calvin! We can’t wait to see what you will all learn and get up to in this next year!

5 thoughts on “One Year of Calvin

  1. Aunt Brenda T.

    Happy 1st Birthday, Calvin!! :) …and Congratulations on the EXCITING NEWS that you are to become the “World’s Best Brother!” Congrats & Blessings all around, Larissa & Tim!

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