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.
Little man is 14 months old!
Okay, what he has been up to... He is dappling in the idea of walking, taking 6 or 7 steps here and there, but prefers to crawl. I am just waaaaaaiting not so patiently for him to be a full time walker. He's just not that interested in walking around! If you say "Jackson, stand up and walk!" he might humor you and stand up and take a few steps, and then he gets down and crawls. He is the fastest crawler though, and he can regular crawl and bear crawl equally fast. At this age Riley had been walking for 4 months, sooooo needless to say, he's a very different baby!
Talking... he says mama, dada, hi, dog, duck, bay (for bailey) and he can "bark" like a dog, although it sounds more like rorororo, which Riley is sure to tell him NOOOO a dog says woof, not rorororo! He is starting to wave, and he claps like a madman, especially when I sing If you're happy and you know it.... He is a super loud babbling baby, so he has lots to say, just not the words to say it!
The boy loves to be outside. He loves playing in the sand and in the water. He loves to swim! He especially loves any sort of running water, so hoses, faucets, water being poured from a bucket, etc... He LOVES animals. He gets all giggly and will crawl over to them as fast he can!!
He's still super attached to me.... he will smile and flirt with strangers as long as I am RIGHT there... but if they get too close, or try and pick him up, he starts to WAIL. I tried to leave him at the daycare at the gym one time, and he completely freaked out, and could not be calmed. Poor guy. Needless to say I didn't get a workout in. :)
He's really into grabbing people's faces (and eyes) and giving big slobbery kisses. He likes to be thrown up in the air, and he loooooves dancing to music. He loves it when his daddy tosses him on the couch and tickles him... He is super ticklish!!
He loves to play with phones and remotes and things with buttons. He likes knocking down towers and taking things in and out of other things. He likes to idea of TV (as in, turning it on and off) but is not really super into the shows. He will watch bits of Mickey Mouse if Riley is watching (he especially loves the songs), and he loves this Vinko DVD (think tons of songs/nursery rhymes), but other than that.... not super interested. He's just starting to take a liking to books. And we have tried and tried and tried and he just would NOT sit to read with us. And now we've got about 5 or 6 books he likes, so we're getting somewhere!
He has 4 teeth now (2 top, 2 bottom), and is in mostly 18 month clothes, I think he's around 23 pounds these days. He does this super cute thing when he's throwing a tantrum, he will put his head down and stick either a leg or arm up in the air, like he's doing some yoga headstand pose. He is a very tempermental baby, and will holler and cry and either arch is back or go all floppy fish on me when he doesn't get his way. He can be a bit tough to take on errands, but we try our best and move as quickly as possible! I can go through target in record time if need be!
His favorite foods are: sausages, bananas, waffles, rice cakes, and sliced apples and oranges. He loooooooves his rice milk! I don't see us eliminating a bottle anytime soon... Riley was never really a bottle baby, but this little boy LOVES his bottle. He's alright with a sippy cup, but he prefers to take huge sips and then spit it out everywhere. Cute, huh?
We've reached a pretty good place with his allergies... it's no longer this new thing we have to deal with, and we've found lots of stuff to feed him, and avoiding all of his allergy foods is not as challenging anymore. Still sad that we can't ever ever feed him anything from a restaurant, but we're adapting! As long as we bring special "treats" for him, and sort of isolate him from all other people and food, he's good to go.
He loves going for walks/runs in the jogging stroller, riding in the car (as long as Vinko is on), and climbing up the stairs. He loves to play with Riley (as long as she's not hitting/kicking him!) He loves shoes, and will crawl over to anyone who happens to be putting shoes on. He loves crawling races and trying to climb up his mama's legs. He is (hopefully) starting to grow out of his super high maintenance needy phase, so let's keep our fingers crossed that it continues!!
Oh one more thing... he LOVES his grandpa... grandma too, but he has a special place in his heart from grandpa. Like, he gets so so so excited every time he sees grandpa and lunges for him and smiles and laughs. They are best buds! Happy 14 months baby boy!!