1 Year, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 1 Day

I went away for a few days and i feel like i hardly recognize Henry. Well, it might not be that dramatic, but he certainly developed a lot of new skills while i was gone. A huge victory was signaled by Henry suddenly "getting" how to drink from a sippy cup. He's been drinking out of one since he turned a year old, but either he had to lie down to drink from it, or we had to hold it like a bottle for him. He can certainly hold on to it and manage to pull liquid from the spout but holding it and tipping his head back far enough was a skill that eluded him.

No more! Tonight he was on the kitchen floor playing around and JT put his cup down next to him. He reached for it, picked it up with both hands and tilted his head back like his neck had a flip-top hinge on it.

Until recently Henry did very little displaying of physical prowess in his crib. He would crawl around a little when he woke up, and very, very infrequently we would find him actually sitting up when we went to get him after a nap. JT reports that several times in the past couple days, when he goes in to get him in the morning, Henry's standing up in his crib and ready to give JT a big hug.

On the not so cute front, tonight he took turns biting JT and i. He would give us a really big hug and then as he was rubbing his face in our shoulder, take a chunk out. He clearly wasn't trying to be hurtful, but those teeth are sharp, and that's not exactly the kind of behavior we'd like to enforce.

We're all scrambling around trying to get everything in order before Henry and i head off to the beach with a short detour that involves actually working! Sorry i don't have any new pictures to post, so i'm going to include our professional 1 year photos.

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