Monday, September 24, 2012

15 Months

Drew is 15 months and on the go.  He makes every day enjoyable in some way.  He's always laughing and wanting you to chase him around the house.  I love his random happy noises.

What's New: Words, the kid is talking more and more every day.  He watches my lips when I ask him to say something and then usually tries to repeat it.  He can currently say Bye, Bye - Night, Night - Mama - Dada - Cracker - Quack, Quack (for his ducks) - Baby - Puppy - Outside.  He has repeated cheese and fish but those aren't words he uses all the time.  He can also tell you where his belly button is and sometimes his nose.  He's starting to become interested in using a spoon at dinner but would rather just grap the food and eat.  He's walking and sometimes running everywhere. 

Interests:  He loves puppy dogs.  Everytime we see one in a book, walking around the neighborhood, a stuffed animal, or Sutton, our la,b he gets so excited.  He would rather spend the entire day outside then anywhere else.  He goes to the door daily to go outside and gets upset if we bring him in.  It could be 110 degrees outside and the kid is still happy.  When the weather dropped this past weekend, he was outside playing with the water and water hose.  CRAZY!  He also enjoys playing with balls.  He has a large basket filled with all sizes and he goes straight to the basket when we are in the game room and pulls one out to throw around.  Drew's last major interest is books.  He loves the Little People Flip Books right now.  He will sit in his room and just look through books and talk and point to words.  I had a teacher tell me this summer that I have done my job getting him to enjoy books.  I don't know how much I did and this is something I hope he doesn't grow out of.  I love seeing him pick up a book and act like he's reading it.

Food:  He's just about tried everything we eat and if not he wants to.  His favorite foods are bananas, sweet potatoes, pasta of any kind, corn, rice, peas, green beans, blue berries, cucumber, cheese, and crackers. 

Sleep:  Drew's bedtime is around 7 or 7:30 and wakes up around 7:30 or 8.  I love the days he goes to 9am.  I feel like a new person when he does that.  That extra hour makes a world of difference.  He usually takes a nap around 12:30 for 2 to 3 hours.  I have noticed he's happier when he actually takes a 3 hour nap.

Sizes:  He is still wearing 12 month clothes but I have put him in some of his 18 month clothes and they fit.  He is still in a size 3 diaper.

What I love:  I love how he can play on his own and then stop and come give me the sweetest hug and then go back and play.  I love how he loves giving hugs in general.  I love how I walk in the room and he says "Mama".  I love how I can give him small commands and he knows just what to do.  I love how happy he is (most of the time) and makes my days a lot more fun.  I have found my self laughing at loud at something his has done and he turns around and laughs at loud.  We have so much fun together and I love how he's my little buddy.