Saturday, May 19, 2012

16 Months

My dear sweet Lucas,

You are 16 months old!  Actually, you turned 16 months 6 days ago!  It's been a busy week.  Mama is now down with school, so she is looking forward to an entire summer spent with you:)

This past month, you have turned into a toddler for sure!  You walk everywhere, you climb, your vocabulary is growing by leaps and bounds, you laugh when we laugh (like you know what we're laughing about), and your personality is continuing to come out!  We love it and we love you!

You have grown taller this month, somehow.  Your shorts are still too long for you, but your taller.  You can reach things you couldn't reach last month:)  It definitely keeps us on our toes!

You give kisses on demand, and sometimes just cuz you want to.  It's the sweetest thing on earth.  Your daddy and I just melt:)  You still have a love for reading, but this month you have your favorites.  You love "The Little Mouse; The Red, Ripe Strawberry; and The Big, Hungry Bear" and you love the "If You Give..." books.  You can pick out all the animals in each book and you have learned the word "mouse" and "strawberry" because of these books:)

Speaking of new words, you have also learned Daddy, "nana" for banana, Mimi, Poppy, GooGoo (for Grampy), Gaga (for Grammy), Nana, Papa, duck, quack quack, baby, puppy, boat, birdie, tickle tickle, and cup.  You say all these pretty consistently around Daddy and me and I can get you to say pretty much anything in the car (for example; Jesus, Bible and car).  However, you get very shy around others, so they don't hear you talk very much:)  We are working on that, but it's also kind of neat that it's a little secret just the three of us share right now!

You still love being outside.  You got your second freckle because of the sun:)  You got a slide and a ball this month that you are obsessed with.  You can climb up the ladder and go down the slide all by yourself.  We are also planning on getting you a pool and a sandbox.  I hope you like them too!  You also got little golf clubs and you love to push them around like your lawnmower;)

Also in this picture, you can see you first of many injuries to your head!  You fell outside at the sitter's.  She said you hardly cried!  You're such a tough little man.  I know you will get hurt many more times, but I just hate it:(  It's almost totally healed, though!

One change this month is your nap schedule.  You have moved to just one nap a day.  You go down at 1p (without your pacifier!) and you wake up about 3:15p.  The transition has been pretty easy.  There are a few days when you still have two depending on the day and how the morning goes, but for the most part,  you're a one-napper!  You still go to bed around 7:30p and wake up around 7:30a.  You still eat great and have tried a few new food this month.  One being ketchup!  You were eating french fries (I know, not very healthy, but that's how the day went).  I gave you a container of ketchup.  You dipped, sucked it off, dipped again, sucked it off, etc.  You never actually bit the french fry!  Haha:)  You also ate an onion off my salad plate.  A raw onion!  I'm sure it had some salad dressing on it, but you ate two or three!  It was hilarious; so unlike Daddy!  I hope you are not as picky as him;)  It definitely doesn't seem so right now.  We'll have to try it again, though!

We've gone on a few fun outings this month.  One was to our dear friends house for dinner.  You and Lily did so good sitting at her little table eating your food.  It was so cute you two just chatted away at each other.  It was like you were on a little date:)
We also went to Bass Pro Shop with Mimi, Poppy, Aunt Cassie, and Uncle Callen.  You loved looking at the fish!  You said "fishie" the entire time!
You are just soooo fun right now!  You continue to make us laugh and you continue to surprise us with your knowledge and your growth!  You are so smart:)
We just love you to pieces and are so grateful for your life and the privilege of being your parents.

All our love,
Mommy and Daddy

1 comment:

One of Nettie's Girls said...

I don't always comment but I do love reading about Lucas' life and how he is growing. He is such a doll. You are a good mommy, it's obvious. Love ya.