August, 24 2014
We hope all is well with you. It has been great reflecting on this pass year. It is hard to believe Durant is 1 year old. You have given us an amazing gift and he surprises us every day. Within the last 6 months, a lot has changed. We have traveled more, Durant is passing milestone after milestone, and he has the best personality.
Durant has become a strong, active, silly, happy little boy. He started walking at 10 months and hasn’t stopped exploring! He loves being outside, playing in dirt, playing at the park and he loves swinging on the swings at the park and at Nonnie and Papa’s house. Durant attends play groups weekly. We take trips to different places like a farm, the children museum, and the public pool. He loves exploring different places and love playing with other kids. Also, Durant started swim lessons and is excelling.
Durant loves food, which helps feed his busy body. He has 5 teeth but that doesn’t stop him from eating anything and everything. He will try any food you give him, although, he loves chicken, strawberries and bananas.
Durant loves to gibber gabber. Once he found his voice he hasn’t stopped using it. He is only saying 1 word…Dada! And he loves saying it. He especially loves running up and down the hall screaming it looking for Dada. We have taught him some sign language to help him communicate with us. He has mastered the signs for “eat”, “all done” and “more”. We are now working on the signs for “play”, “work”, and “milk”.
We recently went to California. While we were there we celebrated Durant’s first birthday. We had a huge birthday bash. A ton of family and friends came to shower Durant with gifts and love for his first birthday! It was a wonderful party and trip.
It is hard to believe Durant was born a year ago. It has been wonderful reflecting back on the pass year and to see how Durant has changed from a little baby to a wonderfully silly, happy toddler. We have done so much in the last 6 months; we moved, visited family in North Carolina, Ohio and California. We have explored new places too; Children’s museum, VA beach, Lake Anna, the Farm and Fairy Tale Town.
We have been so blessed with this amazing little boy. He is so loved and supported by all of our family! We can’t thank you enough for him! We hope your year and summer has gone well. We pray God will bless you the rest of the year!
Love, Nathan Meghan and Durant