It seems like it was just yesterday that we received our referral, & now we've been home for just over a year! Our little man has been growing & thriving & being wonderful (if slightly annoying, but that comes with every toddler, I guess). The transition from being a couple to being parents has been rocky at time, but I feel like we are finding our feet. We brought Nata home on Canada Day 2014, a quiet, frightened baby, & now he's loud, outgoing, little boy. He's grown about 5 or 6 inches, gained 10 lbs, he talks up a storm all day & most of it is pretty easy to understand. He's always tried to make himself heard, when he was younger he would babble away at us, always talking with his hands, but now you can carry on a full conversation with him. It's very cool! He is very fashion-consious, he wants to pick out his own clothes every morning. Woe to you if he doesn't like the t-shirt you've picked out for him. He LOVES the Minions, so his preferred shirts are his Minion shirts (or "gummy shirps", as he calls them - he calls the Minions "gummies", as he had gummy candy shaped like them once). He is constantly taking in his surroundings, he notices pictures of things he likes, like Minions or monkeys or bananas, that his daddy & I don't even see. He'll yell, "Monkey!!!" in the grocery store, & we'll look at each other all confused, but sure enough, there's a picture or a stuffed monkey somewhere in his eyesight. He loves music & he can carry a tune easily, so he must be pretty musical. All in all, we love him to bits & can't imagine not having him in our lives. Having said that, it's time to get out for a date-night sometime soon, a little no-kid time never hurt anyone!