The year seriously flew by so fast. We moved house when Ally was a few weeks young, which was full of crazy. Then shortly afterwards my health started on a downward slope and life kind of became a blur. Things are slowly getting better and I find myself looking back on the last months wondering where time went. My baby is growing up, without my permission.
Ally is a very, very loved little guy. Doted on by all his siblings - including Zoe! She's crazy about him and treats him very well. He is never left wanting for attention or cuddles.
He is such a sweet little guy. He loves Yo Gabba Gabba and dancing. He loves to clap his hands and crawl or cruise around. No steps yet, and he doesn't seem in a hurry to let go of the wall or whatever he's holding onto. But I know he could if he wanted to. His favorite words to say are, "what's dat" and "daddy". He can say a handful of others too, like "cat", "this", "mummy", "gabagabagaba" (yo gabba gabba). He's starting to venture into stinker monkey land - enjoying touching things he knows he shouldn't (like the thermostat) and then shaking his head and growling (in imitation of the reaction he anticipates from his mother), then looking at me with the most charming grin you could imagine - sometimes throwing in a blown kiss or a cute babbly voice or a peekaboo for that added melt-me factor when it seems necessary. He's impossible to resist.
I haven't posted enough photos of my sweet boy. Mostly because I've had technical difficulties, and even now that my laptop is working, I'm finding that smugmug is taking f.o.r.e.v.e.r. to upload anything, so I'm having issues with that. But I wanted to share a photo for every month of his life thus far (minus Dec because I haven't got them on the puter yet) to share his adorableness with you all. So here he is.
Happy Birthday sweet Ally. We adore you.