These pictures are from the cake smash photo shoot Aunt Kelsey did with Jonas a couple weeks ago. It was so much fun even though he wasn't too interested in eating the cake.
His brothers were excited about eating (and playing in) the cake. They tried to encourage him to do the same...
...but this is what happened when we gave him some to eat and got his hands messy!
It's been such a fun year! It has been so neat to watch Malachi and Elliott become such great big brothers and Jonas absolutely loves both of them. He gets really excited whenever they are around. His personality is really starting to show more and more every day. His newest milestones are shaking his head no whenever we say "no" to him or when he does something he knows is not allowed. He's also starting to say a couple of words, "whoa!" and "bbbbbah" ("ball") are the two most often used. I hope I don't jinx myself by saying this, but we've had an entire week of full nights of sleep! He usually goes to bed around 7:30-8:00 and will sleep until around 6:15 or so. After I nurse him he will go back to sleep for a couple more hours and then will take one long nap in the afternoon. Jonas is still extremely picky when it comes to food. He likes crackers, bread, goldfish, yogurt melts, Life cereal, Cheerios, Frosted Mini Wheats, curry chicken, chicken nuggets, peanut butter, Nutrigrain bars (sometimes) and GoGo Squeez or Buddy Fruit pouches (sometimes). That may look like a long list, but I worry a little about variety! He isn't walking yet but goes wherever he wants pretty quickly on all fours. He does pull up, cruise around furniture and will stand alone for a few seconds. Life is busy and crazy most days, but we are having a great time and wouldn't have it any other way!
Happy Birthday, Jonas Brandon! We love you so much!