Happy 11 months! I cannot believe we are 1 month away from you turning 1. It just seems impossible. This month, we celebrated your first Halloween. You loved seeing the pumpkins and visiting farm animals, however, you HATED your cow costume. And you made your discontent very obvious. My typically happy boy would not muster even the slightest smile the entire time that cow costume was on. Mom will find a better costume for next year. In the past month, you’ve started to rock/dance when you hear songs. You say “mama” quite a bit and you seem to say it when I’m near or when you see my picture so I’m calling that your first official word. Yay!! J You also say “moo” when I say, “What does a cow say? Moooo…”. You really enjoy books and love your Peekaboo books that have flaps you can open. You’re standing, pulling up on everything, and you’ve used the furniture to help you move about. You love being outside and going for walks. You had a rough month in terms of sleep, but have been much better lately. Here’s hoping the good sleep continues. You just got your fifth tooth so maybe the poor sleep was teething related. You’ve tried lots of new foods including: chicken, cheese tortellini, bagels, mushroom ravioli, grilled cheese, French fries, waffles, and turkey… some days you seem to love these and other days, not so much – except for chicken – you always LOVE chicken. Another great month! You are our everything and more, little man! Time to start planning a super first birthday party!