1: 1 whole year of Niko! | your first word was your brother's name, Luka. You were only 5 months old. Only a few of us heard it, but it was clearly-Luka. | you weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and were 19 inches long. and you had blue eyes, which was a big surprise
2: you loved to be held and rocked, a really big snuggler.
3: Very content to be put in a little pouch as I walked around.
4: While you were getting used to the world, Luka won the Charlie Chaplin look-a-like contest at Film Forum!
5: Speaking of Luka, he is your favorite person. He makes you laugh more than anyone or anything. | you loved to be swaddled like a burrito
7: Luka finished his first year of Pre-K and broke his wrist on the monkey bars! You have a tough big brother
9: we enjoyed a fun summer with you
12: trip to ohio
13: Then onto the Great Southwest! Stopping in Colorado
14: Taos | By 3 months you were laughing heartily
16: Luka got everybody to jump into the pond with him
26: Trip to Richmond in the fall
27: kindergarten kid
28: you go everywhere we go
30: starting at about 9 months whenever you hear music you sway back and forth. And you do the same when you eat something yummy.
33: you got to go with us to San Francisco for Christmas
35: Luka starting losing teeth
38: you love to swing
39: and you love to eat, dad is proud | you try most foods, even herring and pork belly and you love swiss chard, hummus, dried cranberries, yogis and smoothies.
41: we are so lucky we found Ally, who really gets you!
42: you are in no hurry to walk, and that is just fine, it's still a little cold out. But as it gets warm I can't wait to see you toddle in the park. Niko, we love you so much! Happy birthday baby boy