don't fail me now mr. wall
don’t fail me now mr. wall
Landon is afraid to take that first step. 8/25/07
Zombies are cool
Zombies are cool
So says the shirt Tiff got Landon for his birthday! 8/25/07
hold on tight
hold on tight
Prospector Park in Apache Junction 8/25/07
grass?
grass?
Prospector Park in Apache Junction 8/25/07
I'm not sure what to think of all this grass
I’m not sure what to think of all this grass
Prospector Park in Apache Junction 8/25/07
outside is happy
outside is happy
Prospector Park in Apache Junction 8/25/07
soon i will learn to run!  Then you'll be in trouble!
soon i will learn to run! Then you’ll be in trouble!
Prospector Park in Apache Junction 8/25/07
what's over there?
what’s over there?
Prospector Park in Apache Junction 8/25/07
more grass?
more grass?
Prospector Park in Apache Junction 8/25/07
Bippity Boppity Boo
Bippity Boppity Boo
Jing’s first birthday party 8/25/07
Daddy, are you putting blocks on my head?
Daddy, are you putting blocks on my head?
Jing’s first birthday party 8/25/07
you ARE!
you ARE!
Jing’s first birthday party 8/25/07
Hi Uncle Sam
Hi Uncle Sam
Landon is eating potato chips. 8/26/07
Hi Great Uncle Jack
Hi Great Uncle Jack
8/26/07
My steps make funny noises
My steps make funny noises
Landon in squeaky shoes. 8/26/07

Landon discover’s squeaky shoes, 11 seconds:

Landon walks in squeaky shoes, 46 seconds:

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Landon’s birthday party was a blast! Way more people showed than I thought would, and it was amazing! Landon is totally loved, and it was great that so many people wanted to celebrate.
Landon seemed to really enjoy himself. He wandered around and overall seemed to have a good time. He came to Laura, me, and Dad for hugs and reassurance, but seemed to hold up on his own just fine!

hello world
hello world
8/18/07 at Landon’s first birthday party
Yeah! it's laura!
Yeah! it’s laura!
8/18/07 at Landon’s first birthday party
I can walk! See?
I can walk! See?
8/18/07 at Landon’s first birthday party
Holly looks suprised
Holly looks suprised
8/18/07 at Landon’s first birthday party
hi grandma!
hi grandma!
8/18/07 at Landon’s first birthday party
thanks for the help!
thanks for the help!
8/18/07 at Landon’s first birthday party
The Cake
The Cake
This cake is all natural, dairy free, and wheat free.8/18/07 at Landon’s first birthday party
yum, cake
yum, cake
8/18/07 at Landon’s first birthday party
more friends gather
more friends gather
8/18/07 at Landon’s first birthday party
it's a full house!
it’s a full house!
8/18/07 at Landon’s first birthday party
hi grandma!
hi grandma!
8/18/07 at Landon’s first birthday party
Presents!
Presents!
8/18/07 at Landon’s first birthday party
neat! a box!
neat! a box!
8/18/07 at Landon’s first birthday party
I love the backyardagains!
I love the backyardagains!
8/18/07 at Landon’s first birthday party
it has my name on it!
it has my name on it!
a neat towel that he got from his aunt and uncle. 8/18/07 at Landon’s first birthday party
hi cousin Eli!
hi cousin Eli!
8/18/07 at Landon’s first birthday party
where'd Landon go?
where’d Landon go?
does anyone know who got him these clothes? There was no card or anything with the present. We love them! 8/18/07 at Landon’s first birthday party
I love my grandparents
I love my grandparents
8/18/07 at Landon’s first birthday party
hi Aunt Pam
hi Aunt Pam
8/18/07 at Landon’s first birthday party
the boys
the boys
Cousin Van, Uncle Donny, Landon and Bobby. 8/18/07 at Landon’s first birthday party
thank you uncle jack
thank you uncle jack
8/18/07 at Landon’s first birthday party
hi auntie!
hi auntie!
8/18/07 at Landon’s first birthday party
Thank you!
Thank you!
Mel and Laura putting together some of landon’s presents. 8/18/07 at Landon’s first birthday party
my first trike!
my first trike!
8/18/07 at Landon’s first birthday party
still working on it!
still working on it!
8/18/07 at Landon’s first birthday party
my newest toy
my newest toy
Landon got this from his grandparents and he loves it. 8/18/07 at Landon’s first birthday party
sweet birthday dreams ahead
sweet birthday dreams ahead
8/18/07 at Landon’s first birthday party
Mel's pet carrot
Mel’s pet carrot

He got some awesome presents. Thank you so much to everyone who attended. We were thrilled to have you!

Mom I'm scared
Mom I’m scared
8/14/07 Landon’s first ride
oh, hai!
oh, hai!
mall play place 8/14/07
whats over there
whats over there
mall play place 8/14/07
or that way
or that way
mall play place 8/14/07
peek a boo
peek a boo
mall play place 8/14/07
cupecake!
cupecake!
8/14/07
yum
yum
8/14/07
nom nom nom
nom nom nom
8/14/07
all clean!
all clean!
8/14/07

Letter from mom Year 1

Dear Landon,
You are a year old today. I am floored by this. How could my little baby have gotten so big? When you were born you were so tiny and needed me for everything. You preferred to be carried over anything in the world, although you have always been happy entertaining yourself. On Wednesday, July 25, you had a breakthrough where you went from crawling to walking, and now its only about the walking. Now you want to want walk on your own everywhere. You still are happy to be picked up, but you never want to stay in my arms for long. You’d rather be down on your own two feet exploring.
When you were born, we lived in a tiny apartment. We moved to the house before you were even a month old, and I’m glad we did. You would have been so bored with only the tiny space to move around in!
You went swimming a lot this month. We took you to both Sunsplash and Big Surf, both of which you seemed to enjoy. You also got your first shoes this past month, a pair of Blue ones, which you now wear without complaint. You also learned how to say your own name, “Nandon!” You even turned into a Pokemon for a day, and all you seemed to say was “Nandon!” While I am thankful that the poke-phase has passed, I don’t really like the new phase, where you chant “NO-no-no-No-NO-no-no” while shaking your head as I change your diaper. I usually tell you “Yes Yes Yes” but you haven’t caught on to that one yet. Your language skill continue to surprise me, as you will babble for a bit, and then suddenly a word will pop out! It’s so very neat.
You’ve been teething a little this month, which is both good and bad. The good would be the fact that soon you will have more teeth which you can chew with. The bad is that you are a biter baby. You bit Darion! You bite me. It’s not fun. You also turn into a drool monster when teething.
Overall, it’s been a huge month for you. You walk! You Talk! You make us so proud! We love you!!!

Love always,
Mom

44 Seconds of Wisdom from Landon:

54 seconds of Landon Walking and talking:

My finger is my favorite chew toy
My finger is my favorite chew toy
8/8/07
I think I have these door things figured out
I think I have these door things figured out
8/8/07
must hug you!!
must hug you!!
8/8/07
Still having trouble standing without something to pull up on
Still having trouble standing without something to pull up on
8/8/07
I found a sunbeam!
I found a sunbeam!
8/8/07
upside down sippy cup
upside down sippy cup
8/8/07
yum
yum
8/8/07
kay- bye now
kay- bye now
8/8/07
but I want to go upstairs and hug dada!
but I want to go upstairs and hug dada!
8/8/07

I said that Landon was really walking, but I don’t think I knew what that meant. At this point he only crawls when he falls over, then he crawls to something and pulls himself back up. We went shopping yesterday and he went walking everywhere around the store. He loved it. I took this a couple of hours ago today:

Also, while we were at the store I picked up Landon and carried for a few minutes. He was wearing a jumper with snaps in the crotch. He squirmed and I noticed most of his snaps where undone. I found a bench with a surly looking teenage boy (like 13) sitting on it, and sat down next to the teen. I then put Landon across my knees and fixed his snaps. I wondered as I did it how come he wasn’t fighting me or squirming, like he normally does when I have him on his back like that. When I finished snapping him, I looked up and saw why, the Surly Teenage Boy was smiling brightly and playing peek-a-boo! How cute is that!!!

Landa Panda
Landa Panda
8/8/07

as the wave hits
as the wave hits

Big Surf 8/2/2007

playing in the wave pool
playing in the wave pool

Big Surf 8/2/2007

watching the wave come
watching the wave come

Big Surf 8/2/2007

playing around
playing around

Big Surf 8/2/2007

learning more about swimming
learning more about swimming

Big Surf 8/2/2007

back float
back float

Big Surf 8/2/2007

walking the bench
walking the bench

Big Surf 8/2/2007

in the pool with my friends
in the pool with my friends

Pool at Matt and Jazz’s 8/4/07

floating duck
floating duck

Pool at Matt and Jazz’s 8/4/07

playing with dada
playing with dada

Pool at Matt and Jazz’s 8/4/07

hanging out with friends
hanging out with friends

Pool at Matt and Jazz’s 8/4/07

Oh Hai Laura!
Oh Hai Laura!

Pool at Matt and Jazz’s 8/4/07

faking that I can swim
faking that I can swim

Pool at Matt and Jazz’s 8/4/07

being lunch
being lunch

Pool at Matt and Jazz’s 8/4/07