How is it possible that this is the last monthly update before you are ONE YEAR OLD?! I don't know what happened, but I have loved every day with you! You've started acting more and more like a toddler this month. You are standing for longer periods of time on your own and even attempting to take steps on your own, but you're still a little leery of the idea! You are driving Sophie nuts these days, pulling on her hair and climbing all over her. She puts up with it, though, because she knows you like to sneak her your food when you're in the high chair! You're becoming quite the little tornado, pulling everything out of drawers and cabinets wherever you go! Everything goes in your mouth these days, including rocks, paper, and scissors dog bones. People keep commenting on how blonde your hair has become from playing outside so much! We've noticed a wave of shyness coming over you when you enter new situations. You usually come around just fine, but it takes a while for you to be brave enough to crawl away from Mom and Dad. You really have a mind of your own these days! You are exerting your will and testing boundaries and you get so mad when you don't get your way. It's super fun horrible. However, it's all a learning experience for you and we are delighted to be the ones who get to teach you and help shape you and point you to Jesus. Oh how we pray you would know Him, love Him, and follow Him!