Friday, April 8, 2011

17 months

Mas of Base,

I almost wasn't going to write. I have so much to say and don't feel like it is ever comprehensive enough. You are such a great kid with the quirkiest personality. I tell Daddy all the time that I can't believe you are seriously ours! Granted, you give us a run for a money sometimes but the amount of love we have for you grows each day. 
Here is what is up with you at 17 months old!

you are a ferocious cookie monster! The other day Daddy said, "a man can't live on cookies alone." you would beg to differ. you clearly say, "cookie" for cookies, candy, and other shouldn't haves.

you crack me and Bamaw up with some of your jibber jabber. Your favorite word is "cool yea" which to you means, "cook/cooking." you say it with a yiddish spit and we think it's hilarious.

check out say what? for all your fabulous jargon!

you know how to get your point across and it amazes me. you will push, pull, or drag us to where you want us then point to or say what you want.

you LOVE to imitate sound. the birds, weird platypus toy, car horn (you say, "bup"). you also made up another sign. when you want to sit on the ride-on mower, you moe your arms like you are driving!

This week was fantastic as Mommy was on spring break! On Tuesday we met Ollie and his mom at the children's museum and had a great time.
short stack
you loved stealing kids carts and taking them up and down

of course, you found the rake
went up and down all by yourself
why the sad face? you kept hitting the little girl with the fishing pole and we wouldn't let you...
need to make hanging out with them a regular thing!
yeah, we don't know her...
As you can see from the photo above, you have no clue about stranger danger. Numerous times you have walked up to young children (typically girls and around 4-6) and babies and just hug them. Here are some instances:
In Dick's. Walk up to a 6 year old girl and hug her legs. Then loom up at her and hug her again. 
In Gymboree. You walk up to a little girl and she introduces herself. You hug her then take her hand and walk to the front of the store.
Yard sale this morning. While "helping" us run the yard sale at Pop and Bamaw's, a little boy walks up. You immediately run toward him and hug him
It again, makes us laugh hysterically! You also are now hugging me. I mean really hugging me. When you see me or want me, you reach out and the second a grab you, you throw your arms tightly around my neck and lay your head on my shoulder. Only to me. 

Back to our week! On Wednesday, Haven came over to play! You of course hugged him too. Just like with Wyatt, you had to play with the exact toy he was. It was entertaining.

Thursday, we took a day trip with A.J. and Wyatt to Chattanoga, TN. State number 7 I believe (Florida, California, South Carolina, Georgia, and Arizona and North Carolina (even though they were just lay overs). Anyway, we left at 9:15 and you were asleep by 9:45. The drive went great there and back awake or not for both of you. It shocked me. We started the day at the Tennessee Aquarium. None of us were too impressed but there were a couple exhibits that were cool.
all by your little self
you loved playing in the stingrays water
and getting sanitized after

you actually gave the alligator the cheese face

After we left and after lunch, we took you two to the Creative Discovery Children's Museum. Holy cow that place was awesome. So many exhibits, so little time. If you can believe it, we stayed there for 3 hours!

your favorite part was for sure the music exhibit

you like to do circles. 

could have stayed in there all day
how we started
after Wyatt attacked with a boat 
10 minutes into the ride home there wasn't a peep from the peanut gallery. We finished the evening with dinner (free!) and a 30 minute bath.

you sing and hum all the time. the other day we were driving home and Dad and I were thinking, man he is making a lot of whiny noises. we turned around and your eyes were shut and you were singing yourself to sleep. I love when you do that. Today when we were out for a walk, you were humming the whole way home. You still love, "e-i-e-i-o, little teapot, itsy bitsy, monkeys and alligators, ABC" and many others. You LOVE LOVE LOVE dancing to you toolbox's ABC song!

Nicknames: Porky/Porky Pig, Trinkit, Doodle, Boo Boo/Boo Boo Bunny, Mas, Mas of Base, Goober

sometimes you walk on your tip toes

you are still an extremely picky eater. some days you love something and the next day it is on the floor.

schedule update - your one nap has moved to 2:00 right after lunch. perfect for when school starts!

you can walk down the stairs now! you hold my finger until we get to the bannister then you hold on to it and walk downstairs.

As far as sleeping, you slept through the night without any interventions for 3 weeks straight. You stopped this week since you know Mommy is home. Thankfully you slept from 9-7:30 straight through last night.

Love you,
Last year...

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