Friday, March 22, 2013

landon / 15 months

Its been a while since I’ve done an update on Landon, I can’t believe three months have passed since I wrote his twelve month post. Where has the time gone? It really goes too fast. This little booger is nearly impossible to photograph lately, so these are from Valentines day. I have every intention of taking Easter pictures, but with temps in the 40s, its been too cold to go outside. This weather is just ridiculous for March! Bring on warmer temperatures! So here we go…15 months…
 
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Landon, Monkey, Buddy, Monkey-Moo, Silly Kid, Monk, Lil Man, and any other crazy nickname we may call you, you have started your second year off with a bang. You are busier than ever, learning new things everyday, and a constant joy to watch.
 
Wednesday we went to your 15 month doctors appointment. You weigh 20lbs 5oz and are 30.5 inches tall. You were so proud standing on the real scale for the first time! You are perfectly healthy, just on the small side.
 
Currently, you are wearing 12 month clothing. You have always been skinny…that’s no secret, but really? You’re making it kind of difficult for me to buy spring and summer clothes because I keep waiting on you to have some insane growth spurt and chunk up on me. No such luck. You also wear size 4 diapers and size 4 shoes. Grow a little, will ya?
 
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Favorite toys: that would be anything with wheels. You can constantly be found pushing around your cars, trucks, and trains. You love your Cozy Coupe Truck that you got for your birthday, and you still love stroller rides. Ms Liz has taken you to the park some, and you would rather ride in the stroller than play on the playground. You also love blocks, wooden spoons, and Josie’s water bowl.
 
You have started “talking” or saying things that at least your daddy and I understand. Current words are “Hey,” “Bye,” and “Go-gie” (Josie), and “Cai”- Callie (Ms Liz’s doggie). You are constantly pointing at things and babbling like you know exactly what they are and what you’re saying. I have no doubt you will talk my hears off before too long. Still no “mama” or “dada” which makes me sad.
 
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You.Are.Busy. You started walking just before your first birthday, and there is no slowing you down. You walk around the house pretty much nonstop during the day.
 
You still love bath time and showers.You think its super funny to hear yourself echo in the shower and just shriek with excitement when you shower with us. In the tub, you splash, and play, and actually cry when its time to get out. Such a water baby, and I love it.
 
You LOVE Josie. You go up to her constantly and pat her on the back, lean in to give her kisses and cuddles, and giggle when she licks you. We have loved seeing her finally come around to you and see your bond start to grow. She is so gentle with you and would let you do anything to her.
 
We started leaving you in the nursery on Sundays at church, which is something that completely tugs at my heartstrings. We are so fortunate that you aren’t in daycare, so to drop you off and let you play in the nursery is a big step. You don’t even think twice about it, and have never cried (thank goodness). You play, and seem to love it. And we’re thankful to have a peaceful Sunday morning in church. I am so thankful that the church we go to has great kids programs, and can’t wait for you to grow up in that environment.
 
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We celebrated your first Valentine’s Day! I never realized how much even the smallest holidays mean when you have kids to celebrate it with. I can’t wait to start Valentines traditions with you and help you pick out your valentines for school when you are older.
 
We transitioned away from the bottle in January, and it took a while to find a cup that you liked to use before finally we gave up on sippy cups all together. Yep, you went straight from the bottle to a real cup with a real straw in a months time. That kills me! You’re growing up too quick. Stop it. You aren’t a huge milk drinker, and we found that the sippy cups just frustrated you because you couldn’t enough out, so the regular cups/straws work great.
 
You are still a pretty good eater, you love anything with cheese (grilled cheese, mac n cheese, etc), you love bananas, mandarin oranges, and peaches, green beans (finally!), carrots, sweet potatoes, and your absolute favorite right now seems to be blueberries.. You would eat the entire carton if I would let you. We are working on using a spoon- you think its a toy half the time instead of something to eat with, so that’s a challenge. You’ll get there!
You dance everytime you hear music..even commercials on tv. You stop whatever you are doing and just start bouncing to the music. Its pretty cute.
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You point at everything. Birds, trees, out the window when we are in the car, everything. You just take in your surroundings constantly.
You are working on your molars right now, which means you are fussier than usual, fighting sleep, and waking up in the middle of the night. Typically we can bring you to bed with us and you fall right back asleep.
You are a total daddy’s boy, which breaks my heart and makes it melt at the same time. I knew you two would have a special bond, and its definitely true. You love your daddy so so so much.
So there you have it, the past three months in a nutshell. They’ve been so, so fun. Each and EVERY day I cannot wait to see what you do or learn. You are every emotion I ever thought I could have, times ten. I look forward to our car rides in the morning on the way to drop you off, and I can’t wait to pick you up each day. I look so forward to watching you as you learn more words, and we can really start having conversations. I know you are going to have a lot to tell us!
We love you, Landon!

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