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“More crackers.”

You have recently fallen in love with crackers and p (translation-crackers and peanut butter). Plain crackers are not acceptable these days. I wonder how you would feel about peanut butter on celery. We might give that a try next week.

When you had finished at least 10 crackers today, you wanted more. Unfortunately, they were all gone.

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Spray!

Your daddy taught you how to use the water sprayer…and you LOVE it! You get pretty angry when we have to turn it off to go inside for dinner. Daddy was filming you during this water play session and his phone had a nice bath. He is going to have to be more careful with his electronics. I stayed pretty far away with the camera.

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Choo Choo

You have a new found love for trains, cars, buses, and fire trucks. It is really fun to watch you push them around the room. When we are in the car, you scream out BUS! if one drives by. Who knew you could be that loud?

And…your platelet count was up to 244K today! That is up above the low count, which means that we don’t have to go back for blood work for 2 whole months. Woot woot!

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Uncle J

You have two Uncle Js, but this post is about the one that lives on the West Coast. Your Uncle Jared came to Tulsa over the weekend and you got to spend some time with him. You called him “Josh” most of the time (he does look a lot like his brother) but you eventually started to figure out that they are two different people. 

After dinner one night, you tried to figure out what happened to his hair and then gave him a hug goodbye. He is getting ready to leave for a big trip and we hope that he doesn’t decide to stay there forever! Come back soon, Uncle J!!!

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Hilarious

We all know by now that you love to pretend like you’re eating just like a dog by sticking your face in the bowl. You decided to take it a step further tonight and actually EAT the dog food! When I would turn my head, you would grab a piece and put it in your mouth. You thought it was hilarious when I would say yuck, so you would spit it back into the bowl and laugh. I will be telling this story to your first love.

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Baseball

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.

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Pressing Buttons

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.

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Practice

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!

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