Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sixteen Months.

Well, that went by fast. At first, I thought I'd continue my monthly updates. Then I thought I'd switch to every three months. Obviously that didn't happen. I'm here now, though!

Technically, he's not sixteen months old for four more days, so I'll keep pretending I have a little baby. I don't. At all. He's a little boy. He runs and laughs at jokes and teases us. He is growing into the most charming kid though. He's so mellow and just loves to be around people. He's started talking more (finally!) and it is basically the most adorable thing ever. His favorite word right now is "Daddy." He freaking loves his dad. It took him so long to start saying it and everyone was "Mom!!!!" but now he won't stop. If Chris isn't home and Nolan hears anything outside the door, he'll run up screaming "Daddy!" It is so cute.

He doesn't say "no" yet, which I'm thankful for. He can hold off on that one as long as he wants. He does shake his head if we offer him something he doesn't want, so he can communicate it, but he doesn't verbalize it. He is a "yeah" baby. Anytime we ask him a question, he will either say "yeah!" or "yesssssssh!" and smile. The other day, we were walking into a sushi resturant, and I asked him if he was going to eat some chinese food. He looked at me and said "yeah!" like it was totally obvious. He didn't touch the stuff. Haha!

He still only uses "Mom" when he's mad at me or trying to get my attention. I'm waiting for that loving "Mommy" or "Mama" when he's not frustrated, but so far I've had no such luck. He says also knows how to say book, cat, hug, okay, and bye-bye. He understands so much  more, he just isn't really a talker.

I love that the weather is so gorgeous right now. It is so much fun to be able to take Nolan to the park and let him run around. He has so much fun and can't stop smiling every time we go outside. The other night, I took him out on our back patio and turned the faucet on. I gave him some old cups and a pitcher and let him go to town. He was soaked by the time we went inside, but he had a blast! This age is the best. Period.

He is in 18 month clothes and size 5 diapers. He's losing his baby face and starting to look more like a child. He's still adorable though.

I'll try really hard to update more, but I can't promise anything with Griffin due in 8.5 weeks (whaaat?!)  Life is about to get crazy, friends. I'll leave you with some pictures of my little buddy to hold you over until next time. Who doesn't love pictures?

This is from our Mommy & Me photo shoot for Mother's Day. Photo by Stephanie Powell

Photo by Stephanie Powell