first birthday. gift ideas.

Not for sure how it can be but Mr. Tate will be one in just a little over a month. Such a fun day! Not just for celebrating him, but us as a family of five! What a neat & beautiful year it has been. The big things being his birth in November and then a move back to Missouri in August. And one of my most recent favorite small & simple things being the big smile that Tate gets every morning when he sees one of “his people” and equally that warm feeling we all feel when we see that smile.

Speaking of favorites (and the upcoming big day), here are a few first birthday gift ideas that I think Tate would love. Some he may not be ready for just yet, but will be soon or once the weather starts to warm up again come Spring.

Other favorites would be – books, books, and more books (always a favorite – I added this one to Tate’s collection recently) . A new swing. A rocking horse/ toy. A grocery cart. Or perhaps these little guys – so cute!

Top row:

Grimm’s Blue Truck

Bajo Noah’s Ark

Sesame Street Carry Home Brownstone

Middle row:

Farmer’s Market Delivery Truck

Wooden Bike & Tricycle

Grimm’s City & Town Blocks

Bottom row:

Manhattan Block Set

Pantone Book Set

My Great Wagon

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ten months.

Tate Anthony – 10 months old.

little man is getting really tough to document these days as you can see by the photographs. HE’S EVERYWHERE, ALL OF THE TIME! or he’s not so happy. 🙂 i gave up and just decided to roll with him. high hopes that next month is better. after all, just one more month to document before the BIG ONE! how can that be?

eight months.

Tate Anthony – 8 months old.


  • Crawling everywhere and pulling up on everything
  • Only real words so far: guy, guy 🙂
  • Still laughs and smiles all of the time
  • Has had some of his first real food in the last week: yogurt, watermelon, cauliflower, blueberry waffles, fritters made with banana, applesauce, cinnamon and wheat flour, sweet potato, etc.
  • Still holding out on giving us consecutive full nights of sleep
  • Just started incorporating small amounts of formula in the last couple of days
  • Favorite things – paci, his siblings, dadda, and maggie (the pup)