Wednesday, August 10, 2011

18 months!

Dear Sawyer,

You are 18 months old. You become more and more independent every day and also more brave and daring! You are such a happy little guy. You are so much fun to spend time with and you constantly keep us laughing.

Your tool set is your favorite toy. Along with your bats, balls and trucks. You love to throw things and shred up toilet paper. You still love to be outside. And you love to climb up on the couch and chair (and climb in general). You think it's hilarious that you can do this now with no help. But it makes us really nervous -- I'm not sure you realize how far the fall would be over the back! And you love your blankie and paci. Especially your blankie -- we've nicknamed you Lynus!

You have an easy smile and laugh and some pretty awesome dance moves!

You still aren't really talking but you are saying more and more words. I feel like you are going to explode talking any day now. You now say baby (just in time), up, mommy, daddy, uh-oh, ooper (for Cooper) and a few other "words" But even though you aren't talking much you are so smart. You pretty much understand everything we tell you and it is so nice that we can somewhat communicate with you now.

You still take 2 naps a day but I know this is coming to an end, fast. Just this week you have gone a couple of days with only 1 nap. On the weekends you take a mid morning nap and afternoon nap. At school you nap after lunch usually for an hour and then in the afternoon once we get home for 1.5 hours or so. 

You go to bed between 8:30 and 9:00 and you are usually awake around 7:00am. We have a pretty good schedule. Which suits us both well. Before bed time is such a sweet time. I'll carry you upstairs and then sing you a couple of songs while you just lay your head on my shoulder and look at me. I treasure those few minutes!

Some of your favorite foods include hot dogs, cheese dip, cinnamon rolls, muffins, cookies, carrots, pasta, fries, baked beans. Well, there really isn't a whole lot that you don't like. Thankfully, you aren't very picky! And you love feeding Cooper once you are done. And Cooper loves it too.

You are wearing both 18 month clothes and 24 month clothes. You just moved into a size 6 shoe. And still in a size 4 diaper.

You weigh around 25 lbs and are 30.75 inches tall. And every ounce of you is pure joy! You give the best kisses -- open mouthed that you sometimes try and turn into a bite if we linger long enough. Just recently you have started grabbing the back of my head when you give me a kiss. Precious!

This age is so much fun. There is so much I want to remember. We are in such a sweet season. And I could not be more blessed to be your mommy!

You have my heart! All of it! Forever!

Here are a few recent pictures. You are way too busy to stop for my camera.

1 comment:

Kathy Jo said...

Your words are so beautiful and loving and I can feel every letter you typed. Sawyer is one blessed little boy to have you as a mommy.

Much love