baby james {13 months}

We’ve officially entered the second year and I have to say it just keeps getting better and better!!  Being a first time mom, I had no idea that my heart could contain such love.  Now that James is a little older, he’s doing more and more and continues to bring so much JOY to our lives.  Every morning I look forward to another day with him.  
He’s quite proficient at climbing up the stairs and shimmying down on his belly.  So much so that we finally installed a gate to prevent any accidents. 
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He’s also good at getting on and off of his dinosaur and riding it around the living room.
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Loves to play with his toys in his bedroom.
Still likes the pacifier, but only one kind.  I keep several in his crib for nap and bedtime and at least one in my purse but I’m really tired of chasing it down the grocery store aisles so I try to limit it.
Keeping the remotes and phones away is a challenge.
I die over his plaid shorts!  He loves those little board books and reads out loud.  So cute!
So funny how he likes to sit with one leg folded back. 
Into all the cabinet doors and drawers.  His favorite thing is to empty all the clothes out of my bottom dresser drawer in my closet while we’re in there together in the morning and I’m getting ready.  I also moved some of my kitchen plastic bowls to a place where he can play with them while I’m cooking in the kitchen.
His hair has really lightened up from the jet black mane he was born with.  And he still has blue eyes, I guess he takes after my mom since Jimmy and I both have brown eyes. 

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How many family members does it take to get James ready for a bike ride??  He loooved it by the way! 
We usually go to the park on the weekends and luckily we live close enough to my awesome sis-n-law that she and her family can meet us there. 
Hi cousin!!!
Our little happy guy! 
And he’s learning to walk!!!  Watch out world!
keep in touch! 


  1. April 6, 2011 / 4:04 am

    James is so handsome! What kind of rug do you have in your living room? I am looking on my iPhone so I can't view it well, but it looks like maybe it is jute. If it is does James crawl on it well? We have a seagrass that is not all that soft and I think it will hurt Preston's knees when he starts crawling. I am thinking I need to find a soft jute rug instead.

  2. April 6, 2011 / 4:08 am

    Sweet baby J! My little K is 14 months old today, sure wish we could be friends in real life and have a play date. I know K would think J was quite handsome. He's a doll! Great pics! xoxo Shelli

  3. April 6, 2011 / 4:37 am

    James is such an adorable boy! The first row of pictures with James wearing a check shirt and a pair of jeans reminds me of my son( now 4 years old) when he was his age. Nice pictures, by the way!


  4. April 6, 2011 / 5:53 am

    what a cutie!! love the jammy picture! babies look so lovable in jammies!

  5. Whitney
    April 6, 2011 / 3:49 am

    Congrats on this milestone! James is absolutely adorable and it's so nice reading about your enjoying motherhood!

  6. Erin @ Crafts and Sutch
    April 6, 2011 / 4:07 am

    He is so stinkin' cute! I just love the tiny quirks that make our little men "ours." Kason always sits with his feet crossed and even though I know it's coming, I still always smile when he does it.

    Dressing boys is so much fun, isn't it? Kason has a ton of those plaid shorts because I cannot get enough of them. 🙂

  7. Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!}
    April 6, 2011 / 4:23 am

    so precious, megan! he is such a sweet cutie pie!!! you've got a heartbreaker on your hands for sure! I'm going in to nuzzle my babies after seeing this!

  8. Andrea
    April 6, 2011 / 4:29 am

    He's so cute!!

    Ava is so short her feet don't touch the floor when she's on her dino! She loves phones and remotes too! 🙂

  9. emily
    April 6, 2011 / 5:10 am

    What a cutie! Those plaid shorts are adorable. Love all of his sweet expressions!

  10. Elsa
    April 6, 2011 / 5:33 am

    Ok, I have to admit that every time you post pictures of your adorable and stylish baby boy, my baby fever starts up again. He is so adorable!

  11. ProudArmyWife21
    April 6, 2011 / 6:38 am

    I LOVE THIS BLOG! I am a first time mommy to a 2month old now 🙂 Wow he just turned 2months crazy. I love this time and enjoy it so much. Each day he reacts to something new.. So I love it. But I can't wait til he is older so we can do more stuff and have more fun together! seeing stuff like this makes me so excited and also makes me cherish the time we have now with all the cuddling and stuff 🙂

    Congrats he is beautiful!!

  12. April 6, 2011 / 1:17 pm

    I love him in his little jeans. Every month gets better!

  13. April 6, 2011 / 2:05 pm

    It has been sooo much fun watching him grow up before our very eyes. Thanks for sharing each step of the way with us Megan. I miss those days!! Now, it's where am I going to college, can I get the classes next semester so I can graduate on time, oh and the best-can I have some money?!! LOL Enjoy!!

  14. April 6, 2011 / 2:32 pm

    Aawh! He is sooo.. cute! I have a 16mth old. I be they would get along great! They grow so fast though, so I am savoring the moments too!

  15. April 6, 2011 / 4:36 pm

    So cute – and he's getting so big! Love that smile 🙂


  16. Lili
    April 6, 2011 / 12:31 pm

    hi handsome baby james! i miss them in this age…so curious, so carefree!

  17. A Delightful Design
    April 6, 2011 / 12:39 pm

    He just gets cuter every month! Isn't this the best age?! Besides them pulling everything out of everywhere…
    It's so fun to watch their personality emerge.

  18. L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys
    April 6, 2011 / 1:14 pm

    Girl he is just too cute for his own good!!! And like another commenter said, he just gets cuter every month!

  19. Katie
    April 6, 2011 / 2:38 pm

    Your little one is cute as a button, Megan — I'm due with our first baby in June, and I can't wait to experience all the joys of motherhood!

  20. Emily
    April 6, 2011 / 4:14 pm

    He is getting HUGE! Aidan has that rockstar t-shirt and a pair of camo crocs, too! James is definitely thinning out in his face, too. Isn't it hard to believe all that he can do now? Good luck with those stairs! Aidan goes nuts whenever he sees any (since we don't have them at our house) and immediately tries to climb them! 🙂

  21. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    April 6, 2011 / 4:56 pm

    Oh he is such a lovebug, Megan! i can't believe how much older he is looking. So sweet. Love the shots of him in those cute pajamas. Such a blessing.

  22. Allison
    April 6, 2011 / 9:25 pm

    James is a handsome little man. I always enjoy your photos of him and watching how he's growing. How fun! Love the ones of him tackling those stairs and those adroable plaid shorts!

  23. April 7, 2011 / 10:33 am

    He is such a happy little guy! Love the shorts:)

  24. Jenny Castle Design
    April 7, 2011 / 12:43 pm

    He is darling and so full of life! You are so lucky and blessed!

  25. CAS
    April 7, 2011 / 10:58 pm

    Your little guy is just adorable. They grow up so fast — way too fast, & then you find that you are a "Nanna" to 6 & lovin' every minute of it! Enjoy every single step, even those that might seem challenging.

  26. Cristin @ Simplified Bee
    April 8, 2011 / 9:43 pm

    Such a cutie and a great age! Keeps you on your toes though.


  27. Mom of 2 Cuties @ Sprinkles of Joy and Laughter
    April 9, 2011 / 1:38 pm

    What a cutie!

  28. April 11, 2011 / 12:41 pm

    James is super cute! I love plaid shorts on little boys. My son Van (16 mos) wears them all the time!If ou're looking for a way to wean him off the paci, we cut the tip of Van's paci off and within days he didn't want it anymore!! Love your blog.

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