Tuesday, September 11, 2012

18 Months

My baby is a year and a half old!  Wow!  You are a super fun age right now.  Gosh...where do I start on the updates.  Maybe I'll just share what a typical day is like for you now and that will get us started.  You usually wake between 8:30/9:00ish.  You are always ready to eat in the morning.  Daddy introduced you to sausage biscuits and you love them...sometimes you even eat two.  Otherwise you eat mommy's homemade pancakes or a cereal bar on the go.  After breakfast we usually get dressed and if it is a day Mommy works, I drop you off at Mrs. Berta's, I try not to think about you crying, and head to the office.  Daddy usually picks you up from daycare...he loves to watch you through the window as you play with the other kids.  However once you see him, you break down crying, run to him, and nuzzle your head in his neck.  Mrs. Berta says you do great after a couple of minutes of dropping you off.  She always says you eat well and you take a nap on the floor with the rest of the kids.  If it is not a work day for Mommy, after getting dressed we usually run and do any errands we have...either grocery shopping, target trips, park trips, etc.  We try to make it back by lunch and our lunch meals just vary depending on leftovers.  Otherwise our go-to meal is chicken nuggets, a quesadilla, or a PB sandwich.  You still love fruit...lately you have been on a clementine and grapes kick.  Between 1 and 2 o'clock you normally go down for a nap and sleep roughly 2-2.5 hours.  This is the time I make business phone calls, file insurance claims, more paperwork, dishes, and start dinner.  If dinner is ready when you get up and the weather is somewhat decent, we usually try and play basketball outside or go for a walk down our road as we wait for Daddy to get home from work.  You usually eat dinner before us around 5:30-6pm.  Otherwise you are digging through the pantry drawers wanting to eat every snack in there.  Dinner is sometimes a struggle finding things you will eat.  You like spaghetti, quesadillas, mac n cheese, couscous, wild rice, sweet potatoes/fries, cooked carrots, corn, occasional green bean, chicken, occasional sausage, and your favorite is pizza. I think I just need to make more kid friendly meals like casseroles or something, I don't know.  Since you don't eat many greens, about twice a week I will make all of us a smoothie with spinach and avocados hidden :)  You also love to eat greek yogurt as a snack still.  You always grab it out of the fridge, since it is in a place you can reach, stand by the silverware drawer, and once I hand you a spoon you plop on the kitchen floor and wait for me to help you...who needs tables :)  Daddy plays with you a lot in the evening.  You like to throw all of your toys out of their basket onto the floor and occasionally you will throw them back in.  You will put all the pillows on the floor, run and fall on them, and giggle giggle.  About every other day we give you a back unless you are super dirty.  Getting ready for bedtime, your favorite thing to do is take your vitamins...don't ask me why but you love them.  You hate brushing your teeth though!  You love wearing your tractor pj's and we usually take you to bed b/t 8:30 and 9:00ish.  Sometimes we read a few books but you have kind of lost interest in those and you just search for the pages with tractors on them.  You love to play with your alligator puppet...Daddy and Mommy usually tickle you with it and you just can't stop giggling.  You still sleep with you monkeys and love to give us kisses for night night time.

Interests:  Right now you are still fascinated with tractors...you just love them.  You love to drive your toy tractors, you love to see them on the sides of the road, you like to watch them on youtube, and you love to read books about them.  When you do see one you usually say, "Wow...tractor!"  It is super cute :)  You still love dogs and your new fascination is babies.  Maybe because you have seen quite a few lately, but you will go up to them and give them hugs and kisses.  You have also discovered phones and like to walk around having an awesome conversation with baby or Pops or whoever.  The only tv show you really care about is still SuperWhy but it comes on too early so we never get to watch it.  Otherwise you could really care less about tv.  You will occasionally sit for a few minutes to watch the movie Cars and The Little Rascals.
This is how much you love tractors...you fell asleep while daddy was mowing!

Words:  Let me see if I can list a few words you say now...dog, baby, tractor, wow, poop, mommy, daddy, pops, nana, grandpa, grandma, sully, kitty, meow, water, catch, hut-hut, "side", truck, basketball...I can't think of anymore but I'm sure there are a few more.

You are still a Momma's Boy.  You love to be tickled. You love to play catch with your football.  And you are still such a blessing to me and your Daddy.  We love you little guy and always will!!!

Here are your stats...
Height: 33 1/2 inches  (85%)
Weight:  22 lbs  (31%)
Head:  48  (68%)

Love, Mommy and Daddy

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