Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Porter Turns One

Weight: 25 lbs
Height: 31.5"
Head: Planetary.  We would say "Orange on a toothpick", but that ain't no toothpick.
Favorite food: Watermelon, followed closely by "anything edible"
Favorite person: Dad
Words: Mama, Da, and baouul (ball/balloon)

Compared to the extravaganza that was Eli's first birthday party, Porter's celebration was pretty low-key.  We had some friends over for lunch, sang, ate cake (demolished cake, in Porter's case), and Porter "opened" his present. 

There were many attempts during the day to get the birthday boy to smile at the camera, but below is about as good as it got.
 Porter is a force to be reckoned with in our household.  He currently holds the title of Alpha Male, due to his ferocious and merciless attack skills and his willingness to make more noise for longer than anyone else.  Although Eli outweighs him by a good 15 lbs, when the play starts getting rough it's usually Eli crawling away, closely pursued by an enthusiastic Porter.

Porter LOVES his Dad to the point that if Zach is holding him and I try and take him from him Porter will bat my hands away.  They share a love of constant eating, balls, and wrestling.
This little tank now walks almost as much as he crawls, and it is so fun to see him precariously toddling around.  Every time he completes what he thinks is an especially impressive journey he beams around proudly, waiting for applause.
We love this kid and I am especially grateful for the balance he brings to our home.  Happy birthday Porter!

1 comment:

  1. Oh I want to squeeze him! Your post makes me miss you, Clarissa. :( And the rest of your family. Love you all!