Thursday, October 30, 2008


One year olds are so much fun. But they are a lot of work. Fred is so busy. He is always getting into things he shouldn't (cupboards, drawers, plants, dishwasher) and out of things he shouldn't (strollers, highchairs, shopping carts). Eating things he shouldn't (crayons, erasers off pencils, markers, glue, batteries). Climbing on things (the table, our bed, the bunkbed, the playhouse, the trampoline). Here are a bunch of pictures of Fred in action. From newest to oldest.
His new favorite thing is climbing on the table. If there is nothing to get into then he dances.
He slipped in the water he spilled and made this funny face.

I pull the chairs away from the table but then he climbs on the chairs and rocks back and forth and I'm afraid he will tip over.

He is always getting into food. He is like a little squirrel. He is very quick at ripping through packaging with the few teeth that he has.
I do feed him. A lot. I don't know if he is ever full. If the pantry is open or the fridge then he is right there ready to scavenge some food. There are always crumbs on the floor.

He can climb on the trampoline and up in the playhouse by himself. He loves to be outside but it is not easy keeping up with him.
He still loves to play in the water. Everytime the girls are brushing their hair or teeth Fred is right there, pushing his way to the sink.
But that is okay because he likes to sweep.
This highchair didn't have a strap so we bought a new chair. But he can get out of the belt. The other day we had to stop in the middle of the busy cross-walk and the guard had to help me across because he wouldn't stay in his straps in the bike trailer and I couldn't handle the bike and him. Such a pain.

Our dishwasher opens by pulling on it. He always gets in it. It is cute when the dishes are clean. He'll find a pot and spoon to bang with. But usually he is just getting in the way of me trying to load it.
We have put safety latches on most of our cupboards. Then he'll find some that aren't locked and then Dan has to put latches on them too. When my girls were little I didn't mind if they went exploring through the cupboards but I can't keep up with Fred. The floor was constantly scattered with dishes and toothbrushes and baggies. I had to put an end to his fun (he still has access to the pots and pans).


ferardandy said...

i'm tired just reading this. he is really cute though.

Kate said...

Wow, I can't wait for Fred and Sal to get together. Sal is the opposite. She's a leach, I can't get her to let go of my leg. Maybe some of Fred's adventuresome side will rub off on her.

Bonnie and Kirk said...

It's a good thing he's so dang cute. What a rascal.

LoGunns said...

Wow! But he is sooo cute. I think he looks a lot different since I saw him last. I tried texting you and got someone who didn't know me. You should call me so I can have the right number.

Carrie said...

I'm tired just reading this, too. Ugh, I hope Ava's not that busy. So far so good. Although, Jimmy makes up for anything she doesn't get into.

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Tresa Fowler said...

Aren't little boys so much fun. Although I'm learning that little girls can be just as curious and messy (and noisier too!). Fred is a cutie!!

Staci Leach said...

I can't tell you how alike Fred and Taylar are. All the getting into and all. I call her my little punk!