Friday, August 27, 2010


   At almost 15 months, or almost 18 months depending on which birthday we go by you are just shy of 18 pounds, according to our bathroom scale whose accuracy is questionable(on the heavy side, of course.) You began walking within a few weeks of getting home in May. You run and climb on everything.  However, your favorite past time is to jump as high as you can on Adi's bed and then leap onto the floor landing on your tush as hard as you can. Then you laugh and laugh and do it all over again.              

Every hour of so you come looking for a good snuggle which must always turn into a wrestling session.
You are filled with laughter. Although we rarely hear it because you laugh silently. Its the funniest thing to see you head thrown back and your mouth wide open, but no sound coming out.
Speaking of sound, or lack of sound, you are finally learning some words. Up until about a week ago you only knew "Mama, Dad, Hi, and Uh oh "
This week you learned "cheers, Nack (snack), all gone, all done, nose, dog, wha (water), here (as in 'take this from me I don't want it anymore') sho (shoes),cheese (but only when your picture is being taken.) You are a huge ham.  When a camera comes out  you stop what you're doing and strike a pose for at least a min or two, long enough to capture 5 or 20 pictures.
You have 10 teeth and at least 2 trying to come through.
 You LOVE shoes. I can't say enough about it.You LOVE shoes.
Favorite foods: Bananas, raisins, yogurt ,& graham crackers. You could live on those things alone, but you pretty much love everything, and if you don't love we know it.
You dance, you clap, you foot stomp.You won't watch TV, although I have tried to convince you otherwise. You don't love to read, but you love your trucks.
We have to stop and watch any and every larger vehicle that we see, including an retiree van parked outside the YMCA. You have an amazing arm, and aren't fond of the no throwing in the house rule. You are all boy!
You still love your Dad, but Mom is growing on you. Adi is your best friend. You really don't like being left out. If Adi and Mom or Dad leave you home with the other parent, your little lip starts to quiver and the tears flow.
Tonight, after dinner, you grabbed Adi's princess crown and ran as fast as you could away from her. You must have been eyeing it for a while. She ran as fast as she could after it and tackled you and took it back and placed it back on her head, where it belonged. At that moment I knew you two were meant to be siblings.

Adi. Oh where to start.
You are 2 1/2 and seem to know everything. You still love to read, you would read books all day. You love fashion. I often find you snuggled up with a skirt or a dress under your arm when I come to tuck you in at night.  You change clothes all day long. You only wear skirts and dresses and lately you have taken it to a new level and only wear skirts made from tulle. Purple is your favorite color and you have discovered night gowns, or sleeping gowns as you call it. Dora the Explorer is your favorite show. You still love your princesses but not like Dora.
Instead of using "loud" (at least I think that's what you mean) you use the word "lousy." I have no idea where you learned it. But it cracks me up because you are usually referring to one of Belay's trucks making a "lousy noise" ...."Mommy, whats making that lousy noise?You think its that truck being lousy"
"Yes Adi, those truck are lousy, we should leave them at grammas house next time."

You tell us long, detailed stories all the time.  If you don't know the answer to something you just reply with "yup". For example..."Adi do you know what that guy's name is?"   "Yup, uhu" ..." so what is it?" ..."yup"...and this continues on and on.

You told your Mem (gramma)this morning that tomorrow you where going to drive to her house, but me and Belay were staying home. And the other night you told me you were driving to a restaurant to have dinner with all your friends. You made sure I knew that YOU were the one doing the driving.  At least you knew that your friends had to sit in the back seat.
You are mastering the ladders, monkey bars and all the climbing thingys at the park, working hard on the tricycle and love "big girl"swings.


You still love to eat, although it does seem to be calming down a little. Cereal and Mac & Cheese are by far your favorite. Oh and how could I have almost forgotten about your hat. You have a pink baseball cap that you wear every single day and the other night even asked to sleep in it. I told you it would be fine if you slept in it, at that moment I saw a love in your eye that I swear I've never seen before.  I am secretly very excited about this hat thing, because it makes me feel like there still a chance.  A chance that you give up the tulle skirts and purple dresses for a tee shirt and jeans.  I remember wanting to sleep in my favorite hat. 

You go to preschool 2 mornings a week, although I think you really would like to go everyday. Its only for a few hours but you cry when its time to go home.There has been no preschool all summer but you start up again soon, in a week and a half (not that I'm counting) I hope you are excited about it as you used to be. I love you guys!!!

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