Friday, August 21, 2009

16 ½ Months

It’s been WAY too long since I posted. I think about posting, I start to plan out posts in my mind, I think about which pictures to post…and then…life happens, or I read all of your blogs, and then I never post. But, I’ve read some of your posts about the new things that your kids are doing as they get bigger, and I decided I need to do that for Lil Major...especially since I haven’t added much to his baby book lately.

We've been busy this summer. We've been to Dallas, to Indianapolis, and to Oklahoma City. We've been to the zoo, Exploration Place, the park, and the pool. Time flew by, and I can't believe it's almost time for The Colonel and I to have birthdays. And our little bambino has been very busy, too.

So, here are some things that my sweet baby boy (who is growing up before my eyes!) has been up to lately:

You say: Hummer, Papa (which means Daddy and Papa), Up, cow, duck, and you just said drink for the first time.

You know where your body parts are: hair, ear, nose, hand, foot, knee, head, tongue, tummy

You know animal sounds: cow, duck, monkey, sheep

You know the signs for more and please. We’re working on: thank you, all done, and help

You are FAST – you can get into an unlocked cupboard or the pantry in record time! So, you keep Mommy hopping, that’s for sure! You also can open most of the doors in our house – sometimes it’s fun and keeps you occupied as you close yourself into your room or the closet and then open and close the door a hundred times…other times it’s scary, like when you open the door and try to get into the garage. Baby proofing has happened in our house this week, and Mommy is MUCH happier now.

You love the water. At the beginning of the summer, you were a little nervous in the pool, but ever since our trip to Dallas, you can’t get enough. You love the sprinklers, fountains, and hanging out in the pool w/ Mommy and Daddy.

You call every SUV a Hummer, much to Daddy’s dismay. You love to play with the trains and Daddy’s RC airplanes, and your favorite time of day is when daddy gets home from work and you play in the basement and on the stairs.

When we ask if you want to go outside, you get SO excited. You start kicking your legs and jumping around until we get outside.

You love to read, and you bring us books many times a day to read. You also love balls, any ball, all balls! Including the 6-pound medicine ball, which you carry around the basement like you’re a body builder.

You wear 12-18 month clothes, but most pants are too big around your waist. You wear a size 5 shoe, and you’re about 30” tall.

When we go out with the stroller, you would rather help us push the stroller than ride inside of it.

You’ve started to have a bit of separation anxiety, and sometimes you’re sad when we drop you off at the nursery at church or when we leave you with Mema and Papa. But, it only lasts for a few minutes, and then you get busy playing with your toys and having fun.

The night before you turned 15 months old, you decided that you were done nursing. You just stopped like that! Mommy was a little sad, but it was time.

Right after you turned 16 months, you stopped taking your afternoon nap. Mommy was ok with you having only one nap, but we wanted it to be an afternoon nap. So, we started finding fun things to do in the morning so that you wouldn’t get too sleepy, and now you just nap in the afternoon.

You are a pro at getting your diaper off, and you love to run around naked. But, after a freak peeing incident, we closely monitor your naked time. =)

My boy is so much fun. He loves his mama and daddy, and he's quite the cuddler. I love him so much, and as much as I welcome naptime and bed time, I also love watching him learn and discover when he's awake. Life is full and busy and stressful and fun and passing by way too quickly!


Love Bears All Things said...

My goodness, Sally, he has changed so much since the last time you posted. I can see he has gotten taller and has more hair. I know you wonder where all the energy comes from and wish you had half of it. These are precious times.
Mama Bear

Band of Brothers said...

Oh Sally, he is so stinkin' cute! I love that second picture of him in his little jeans. Seriously adorable. I've missed your posts!

Jenn said...

I almost fainted when I saw that you posted! :) He is so cute! I'm glad you guys are having a fun summer and I'm still trying to find tickets to come out there in October (they are super expensive right now for some reason). We'll be there to meet him as soon as we can make it happen.

abbagirl74 said...

What an adorable little boy. He's a doll! I am glad to see you're still posting. I love this post. It's good for our kids to know what it was like when they were younger. Don't be a stranger!

Eliza said...

Freak peeing accidents are my big fear. It's hard to resist a cute naked baby though.

Good update!

Agnes said...

He's so cute! I wish we lived closer so our boys could play all the time. Can you believe they are so old already? It feels like just yesterday that we were driving to the beach and you told Marge and me that you were pregnant! Crazy!

Pam Riggio said...

They change so quickly! How lucky you are to have a place to document all of his firsts, and how lucky we are to be able to read about them!

Terri said...

love it!
and reading it makes me a little sad that my little boys are so big and grown up. I remember things like this but it seems so long ago.

Lynette said...

What a fun post. Ellie stopped nursing at 16 months out of the blue too. I was sad! One day she said "no more nursey, momma, yuck!" and that was the end of it.
And you are right, life does pass by way too quickly, something about having kids makes it go faster!
Glad you posted!

Paulette said...

I'm in love with the picture on the steps. What a doll!

Jody said...

This was a great "catch up". He's so big... Both my girls quit nursing at about a year. It's a sad day...