Little Mister is now 15 months old! He is growing up wayyy too fast, and this last month has brought some big changes in our little man's life!
First, he is a full blown walker these days. No more crawling for him, he's pretty darn steady, and getting faster and faster daily. Crazy how he went from taking 3 or 4 steps for weeks to just all of sudden walking everywhere!! And he is definitely a SIGNIFICANTLY happier baby now that he is a walker, he loves being able to walk around everywhere and explore!
He has turned into a good sleeper these days (well, at last compared to the last year of his life!) For the last week, he's been going to bed around 7:30, waking up at midnight for a bottle (yessssss he still gets a nighttime bottle), and then sleeping until 8:30 in the morning. He takes a nap from about 12-3pm every day. Goes down easily, no crying, same routine every day. :) He sleeps with his paci and his blankie. He is blankie obsessed and will not go to sleep without it!
He has turned into quite the big baby! He eats and eats and eats, and I've been kind of slacking with his doctor appointments, so I have no idea how much he weighs, but it's a lot. He's in 18-24 month clothes, no idea what size shoes since we just started putting him in them since he just started walking! I get lots of comments about how big and "thick" he is....indeed. :)
He loves: sitting on Riley's white chair, climbing onto anything and everything (lately his fave thing to do is climb up into the double stroller), going down slides, going to the playground, and walking all around the kitchen. That might sounds like a weird thing to say, but while he was a crawling baby we didn't allow him in the kitchen because of his allergies. Now that he's walking and not on the floor so much, we let him come in the kitchen, and he is SO EXCITED about it! He also loves pushing around this little shopping cart we have, and gets so mad when it gets stuck!. Oh and I almost forgot, the kid LOVES the vacuum cleaner. He loves to sit and watch me vacuum and follow me around, not scared in the least!
He loves playing with water, especially running water (faucets, hoses, sprinklers, etc). He likes puzzles and playing with shape sorters and anything where he has to put small objects into something bigger. He doesn't have a ton of words, but his receptive language is pretty darn good these days. If we ask him where something is he will go to it or look at it, and he even follows some of the directions I give him! He is seeming older and older every single day! He loves all animals, especially dogs, birds, and cows. He laughs and laughs and laughs at Bailey, and loves to look at all the cows on the hills by our house.
He loves playing with crayons and pens, but mostly just putting them in and out of things, and chewing on them. He loves being chased by his daddy, and he's super ticklish. If you say "I'm gonna get you..." he takes off running and laughing! He loves climbing up the stairs, and can actually get down the whole flight of stairs by himself too.
He loves to play with Riley, and loves chasing her around and getting in to all of her things. :) He loves to have "tea parties" with her and do puzzles and knock down the towers she builds for him. He loves going for walks/runs in the stroller, and he is getting much much better with new people, even approaching and smiling at new people he's never met before, but still is NOT happy to be left at the gym daycare.
He is such a happy boy lately, and I'm sure I'm forgetting all kinds of things for this update. But HAPPY 15 MONTHS baby boy!!
Slowly chipping away at Riley's 3rd year album.... I like to have them completed and ordered and in my hands by her 3rd birthday, which means I better keep working! I'm actually not THAT far behind, surprisingly. I also realized I never shared the family photos we had done in February, so this will kill 2 birds with one stone. Although, since it's Riley's album, obviously these pictures are pretty heavily Riley-focused.
I'm at almost 100 pages... still over a month to go... it's gonna be a long book!!
I am almost 100% caught up on editing photos for clients. Which means I will finally have some time to do some blogging, edit some of MY kids' photos, and work on Riley's 3rd year album!! Can you believe it, she turns 3 next month!! And Jackson turns 15 months tomorrow. My sweetest little mama's boy.