Tuesday, March 5, 2013

18 months

Drew is now 18 months and on the go!  He practically runs everywhere, walking is rare. 

What's New:  More and more words.  His vocabulary is expanding and some words are becoming more clear.  He says "thank you" if you give him something or do something for him.  He also says it when he gives you something...we are working on that.  :)  He knows when we say go "night night" to go to his bedroom and when we say let's go "bye bye" to head towards the car.  He has known the word "outside" for awhile now because the kids loves to go outside.  No matter the weather.  He is also eating more out of bowls and off of plates with a spoon or a fork.  He also likes to throw things.  This is awesome when it comes to sports but not in everyday activities.  Long car rides are more pleasant because he will now watch the DVD player.  Now to get him to wear headphones so we don't have to hear his movies :)  He can point to his nose, ears, mouth, eyes, belly button and head!

Interests:  He still loves puppies.  Every time we see one, he gets so excited and loves our lab, Sutton.  He is also into cars and trucks.  When riding in the car he like to say car, truck, ect. to each car passing.  Food is another love for him!  He's always saying "cracker" and goes and brings us some crackers for him to eat.  (We redid our pantry a few months ago and he has his own little basket of snacks, this is where he pulls all snacks from).  He's also currently loving apple sauce.  He's always liked it but this is served everyday and he might enjoy it now because he can use a spoon to eat it. 

Food:  He is a great eater and will definitely let you know if he doesn't want it by pushing it away.  He loves most fruits and vegetables and is getting to where he will eat chicken more often.  Meats in general have been a battle in the past. 

Sleep:  His bedtime is between 7:30 - 8:30 (if we are out doing something) and he usually sleeps 12 to 13 hours.  His naps are usually 2-3 hours long.

Sizes:  He's wearing 18 month clothes (some are still a little to big, depending on the designer).  He wears a size 4.5 shoe and size 4 diaper.

What I love:  I love how loving he is.  He loves to give hugs (to anybody) and if I ask for a kiss, he will give it to me!  I love the random kisses he gives to me too.  I love how when I sit on the floor with him, he comes and sits in my lap.  He will bring me a book to read to him too.  He likes to sit in any body's lap.  I love his bright smile and personality.  I was told 15 - 24 months are the hardest but I believe every month is something different and brings different challenges but I honestly have loved every stage.  Some days are challenging, as they are for everybody, but most days are fun no matter what we are doing!


Life has been keeping us busy with an almost 2 year old.  Just a few days ago Jason was telling me how crazy it is that he is almost 2.  I on the other hand don't think it's crazy and much as it is fun!  Every day brings something fun or interesting to make me laugh at our little boy.  He is the sweetest, oh so sweetest boy ever!  I am loving the constant hugs, seriously 10 or more a day.  He loves giving them and I love getting them. 

 Play date with his friend Andy!  They were sharing ice.  It's so funny the things these boys like.  Ice, it's easy and they love it.  Yes it's messy but we just clean up and keep on playing.  It's so fun to see these two play together.

Drew was given this ball and glove as a shower gift.  He pulled it out recently and we tried it out.  Wearing a glove the correct way is hard to learn.  He usually puts it on the right way but sticks his little hand outside the hole and waves.  We are working on it and one day we will have it all mastered!

We took Drew to two Sidekicks games and he did really well.  I went to a ton of Sidekicks games growing up so this meant more to me then it did to Jason.  Things have changed but Drew enjoyed it.  He even got to share some Dippin' Dots ice cream with his cousin.  I am sure that was his favorite part!

We have tried to make weekly trip to the library to get some fun books to read and do an activity with it.  This is a picture of a little stop after the library for some fruit and water from Starbucks.  Such a cutie!

After each meal we of course wash our hands.  One time Drew got a little carried away with the water so I just let him sit in the sink and play with the water.  He loved it and I think would prefer it every time.  I let him play awhile and it gave me a few seconds to clean up the counter beside him.

See I told you the kid loves to give hugs.  Here he is hugging another good friend, Caleb.  I didn't get more pictures but they kept hugging throughout the night.  It was so cute!  They play so well together and make each other laugh like I have never heard Drew laugh before.  He loves Caleb.

Gym time!  We love gym time!  We go every Tuesday and Drew has really picked up on the routine.  The last few times he has helped teacher every time it's time to bring something out.  Oh and bubbles, he would rather them just blow bubbles at him the whole hour then anything else.  He gets so excited and knows where they keep the bubbles during class.  I have found him standing by them waiting. 
 This picture is from tonight.  He has his first brownie or from what we can remember.  So we had to take a picture.  I had told him he couldn't have one until he ate all his dinner.  I didn't think he ate much of it.  After looking in the bowl, I realized he did eat a lot so he got to eat the brownie.  No, we don't eat dinner on the floor.  He was already out of his seat and playing when I realized he could have the brownie.  So, as you can see the car beside him, he stopped playing and enjoyed his brownie! 

Until next time!