Harold Turns One!

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My baby is ONE! In the last year Harold has gone from being a tiny cute baby to being a happy, friendly, active toddler. He is amazing at walking, he's starting to talk and is developing a sense of humor. We spent the morning of his actual birthday in the car driving home from vacation but waiting for him in his bedroom was an awesome tunnel and lots of brand new blocks to play with!

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Harold Turns One, 12 month old baby, baby, toddler, tunnel, playing, toys

A couple of weeks later we threw a big party with family and friends. The theme was Harold and the Purple Crayon, obviously! :) We had lots of purple decorations, the kids played with bubbles all afternoon and we even hopped in the pool (but only for a few minutes because it was actually kind of chilly that day). Harold was such a good boy the entire day despite missing out on napping and refusing to nurse until pretty much everyone had left.

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Harold Turns One, first birthday party, purple, birthday cake, Harold and the Purple Crayon party, family

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Check out Harold's 12 month baby update video over on YouTube.


Baby's First Baseball Game!

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On Thursday night we took Harold to his first Red Sox game at Fenway. I also made it through a city-mom milestone and went on the T alone for the first time with him. We have been on the bus before but it was with other adults. I left the stroller at home and lugged him around in the carrier. He's getting pretty heavy but he's still a baby so I wore him in front and we made it through a bus ride and two subway lines! He even proved his urban fortitude by standing on the subway (tightly gripped by his mother with two hands) like a true Bostonian!

Baby's First Baseball Game, Fenway Park, family

My friendly little baby was very well behaved. He waved at all of the people and some of them waved back. It was a little pathetic because of course commuting adults often don't want to wave constantly for their entire commute to a baby no matter how enthusiastically he is waving at them. I hope he doesn't lose his desire to make friends as he gets older. :)

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He was the most adorable at the game and clapped along with the crowd and danced to all the music they played. We left at the 5th inning because it was getting pretty late and he was starting to fall asleep. Obviously we are still nursing but I really wasn't too interested in doing it packed into the bleachers so he napped on the bus ride home and we did his bedtime feed in the comfort of his bedroom. It was a little later than normal but it worked out fine.