Cal is 1! We celebrated his first birthday (which was October 16th) with a BBQ at our house with family friends. During the party, Cal stayed happy watching the older kids and quietly escaping to find something to get into. That's pretty much his way. He is a quiet explorer. He is not so interested in toys or books, but loves to play in cabinets and closets. He loves puddles and mud along with sweeping and baths. He took his first steps at 10 months, walked on and off at 11 months and now has decided walking is better than crawling. His appetite and tastes very greatly by the day, but his favorites seem to be rice and beans, yogurt, bananas and cereal with milk. He is much more likely to eat if you give him the bowl and spoon. He is also still nursing quite a bit and I wish he was a more reliable night sleeper.
At one he weighed in at 20 lbs. 2 oz (10 percentile) and was in the 50th percentile for height. The exact same as Jude. Jude is still most interested in spending time with Cal, but Cal has special relationships with each of his brothers. He rough houses with Rory, cuddles with Jude, and battles light sabers with Finnan.
A very happy first birthday to Cal!