Friday, February 18, 2011

Zander is One!

Zander and Papa...a great team!

Hank, Jo and Zander in the Mayan Riviera Dec 23, 2010

Zander and Auntie Vikk relaxing at the resort

Z snuggling with Uncle Chris

Feb 7th was Zander's first birthday! time has really gone by so fast.
I had forgotten how much babies change every single day.
Life has been really great since this little guy was born. Holding him for the first time was an amazing miracle but little did I know that every day with him would be just that!
I love being a Nana and I hope Z feels the love.
Zander LOVES his Papa...I knew he would, how can a kid help but love a guy who will spend the whole day on the floor with him, playing!
It has been a joy to watch how he learns to interact with different people. Z would always cry with Vikki's fiance Chris and I kept telling Chris...just wait, in time he will be your best friend. Well, now he is always playing games with Chris across the supper table and can often be found sitting on his lap.
Even Uncle Pierre was able to hold him the other day!
Mostly he is not shy at all, just needs a few minutes to warm up to some people.
He is toddling around everywhere, done with nursing, getting teeth all the time it seems!
He was awesome in Mexico, everybody loved him!
The expressions that he has are priceless! I love watching him find new things in the house and just seeing what he will do with them!

Oh, and the personality that is coming through!
the other day Jo had us over for supper and I got ready to leave, Z crawls after me and waves and says "ta-ta"...but then Dave opened the door and walked out---Zander howled! He held out him hand and cried so hard his whole body shook! wow...he did not want Papa to leave!

I am really looking forward to going for walks with him this summer. He will not just sleep the whole time, I hope he loves the outdoors as much as he did last year!
Well that is a long rambling post, see you next time!