16 months

Tomorrow you’ll be 16 months! Not a big deal I guess, but you have changed SO much in the last 4 months. You’ve started walking, weaned super easily from the bottle to the straw cup, started pigging out on big people food – pizza is your fave, walked every inch of this house and have not stopped talking since you woke up!

The other day dad got home from work and you told him every second of your day – in your language- and when you were finished you crossed your arms, looked away and then looked right at him like “I told you ALL that and you don’t have a response!?”

You have gained a great interest in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, DocMcStuffins, and Sofia the first.  You clap when the Hot Dog song comes on.

You LOVE baby dolls. Today I found a baby stroller for your babies! You love it. You also love purses/bags.

Halloween is next week and there are so many activities coming up. We are going to the pumpkin patch,  Boo at the Zoo, Big Orange Madness, and other trick or treating activities I’m sure.

Yesterday we took you to The Little Gym.


You walked around squealing!  You played on a bounce floor, walked on a balance beam and did front rolls.

You are learning so much and growing up!


Dentist trip #1

Last week you visited the dentist for the first time. You had taken a hard fall the day before so we wanted to get everything checked out. You loved watching the boys who were waiting playing video games and walking around smiling at everyone. 



You did great aside from when he was looking at your teeth!

2nd trip to Hilton Head Island

This weekend we took you back to to HHI.  It’s daddy and I’s favorite vacation spot. He wanted to watch you walk all over the beach, and that you did! You visited with every dog that was walking on our stretch of beach and you chased the birds. You were a bit unsure of the ocean waves coming in so you stayed on the sand most of the time.







The trip has wore you out- you went to sleep around 5:15 tonight and at almost 5 hrs later you still haven’t woke up…hopefully you’ll make it to a reasonable time tomorrow morning… [update: you made it until 7am! Only almost 14 hrs of sleep!]

Chuck E. Cheese

Yesterday we took you to Chuck E. Cheese.  To say you enjoyed it would be an understatement. You were mesmerized by the “band” and loved all the rides and games! You even devoured a whole slice of pizza. Your reward from the tickets we earned was a crazy straw.




You were so wore out that you took a 90 min afternoon nap! 

When you woke up you ate spaghetti and even had your own plate.


So much fun was had!

She’s walkin’

Slow down you walking machine! Well, now it’s more of a run! You have started walking while carrying things,  which often times ends with you tripping over the item. You love carrying bags and beach pails. Also, your beach pails typically have other toys in there.  I’ve been working on your basement playroom and it’s coming along! Last week we bought you an obviously outdoor toy and put it in the basement. Daddy claims your spoiled. We’ve been watching cartoons and Disney movies…they grab your attention a little, but secretly I love the Disney movies.

Last weekend you attended your first Vols tailgate. You played in your pack n play and then came home for a nap. Exciting stuff right there.

We’ve been working on more language development and moving away from everything being called “dadadadada.”

You are playing more and more and entertaining yourself. Watching you explore and learn is so awesome.

You are still sleeping like a champ and averaging just 1 morning nap. It works so I can’t complain.

Today you swam with Daddy. You guys had so much fun. He tossed you up, he let you lay on your back, and even put you on his shoulders.  You just giggled and smiled!

You are growing so fast! Love you!

More toys please

This afternoon your dad and I spent at least 2 hrs driving around to find you a chair. Like a little foam kid chair.  Finally we found one that dad would buy. He was so excited to get it for you.
Once we got it home you refused to get out of it. I had to feed you dinner in it. 

You are a walking machine now. You still can’t get up by yourself if you “fall” but you are more willing to let go of things and walk.


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