You went to your first baseball game tonight to watch your Uncle Josh. You and Jackson spent 99% of the time running around the stadium. You did stop a few times to see what was going on on the other side of the fence.
Your cousin is already a natural at throwing the ball. When it comes your way, you mostly run around making funny sounds. It is interesting to watch two boys, so close in age, with such different interests.
Being the parent of an 18 month old is trying at times. Your sweet little bundle of joy has discovered that he has a voice of his own. And he wants to use it. How To Be a Dad describes toddlers as little dictators. They throw their food when they don’t like it and scream at the top of their lungs when they are mad or just excited. Bloggers like that help me realize that my toddler is perfectly normal. Bossy. Opinionated. Independent. I have decided to call this the Louis phase…because of all the “incessant whining” (name that movie).
On the other side of the whining and chucking pieces of cheese across the room is a sweet, funny boy. A boy who sits on the bed and presses the buttons on the car remote because he can hear the beeping outside; a boy who thinks he can snap by touching his fingers together; a boy who will still give sweet hugs and an occasional kiss.
I am grateful that I get the chance to watch you grow up, little one.
You practiced cleaning up spills today. First, you dropped your milk onto the floor. Then, you got the rag out and cleaned up the mess. Now, some mommas would discourage the spilling of milk onto the floor. I, however, feel like it is the only way you will learn how to clean up after yourself. We value the process around here!
The greatest thing about being a toddler is watching yourself in the mirror. Everything is funny…even smacking your toothbrush against the wall. I hope looking in the mirror is always fun for you….because you are so great!
You are getting so big. You can now climb the ropes to the top of the big ship at the park. You run over to the slide and stick out your hand for someone to help you down the slide. When you get to the bottom, you climb back up as far as you can, turn around, and scoot back down to the bottom saying “wee, wee, wee.” The park is definitely your favorite place right now.
You love to put the blocks together and take them apart. We’ve been learning some new vocabulary with this game. Today you decided to sit on top of the block box while you worked. Soon after, you opened the box and sat inside.
It is cold and rainy in Oklahoma today. Yesterday, we went on a walk and played at the park in 80 degree weather. Not today. Today was even too cold for the dogs to play outside. So, we spent the evening playing inside.
First, we had some dinner. Then, you and your dad vacuumed. Next, we watched some of the knock-out rounds from last night’s episode of The Voice on our comfy couch. After that, you and I danced. Finally, we read some books and you headed off to dream-land. In my book, that’s a pretty perfect way to spend a rainy day.
You rode on your first merry-go-round in Denver and it was super fun!
We spent last weekend in Colorado with your god-mom, Kara (AKA “Kay-Kay”). You played in her apartment…with all of the things you weren’t supposed to play with. Your favorite part was the balcony. We went to the aquarium and to the park. If she lived closer, she would get to babysit! Someday.
You have decided that the vacuum is scary…until your dad turns it on and started vacuuming. Then, you are ready to grab your “wacuum” and work right alongside him. You love to clean the house…just like dad. And that makes me one happy mama!