Taylor in is hanbok to celebrate his 1st birthday
(Korea tradition; more info here if interested)
He doesn't know he is supposed to be sitting like a
gentleman in his Korean ensemble ;)
At his 17 month checkup, we know he is now 'running' around, healthy, saying some words, and getting into everything...right on track for an 18 month old. Receiving pictures of him at 17 months was bittersweet. Always sweet because we get to have small glimpses of him throughout the process, not just as the baby he was at referral but how he is now as we wait. No longer a baby, this set of pictures really showed what a little boy he is growing into. While exciting and heart-warming, it elicits a small ache in my heart as I realize all of those 1st moments we are missing out on, but it is so comforting to know he is in a stable home environment where he is able to experience all of these 'firsts' in a relatively normal, healthy environment. In the last video at 12 months, his foster mom was having him say "omma, appa" (mom and dad in Korean). My heart melts. Praying for a smooth transition for this sweet little boy as he leaves the family he knows to join his forever family. Here is Taylor at 17 months...
Cute little fella
Michael is soo glad he likes noisy toys ;)