Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Year and a Half - 4.30.14


18 months, sweet boy! 18 stinkin' months. I don't know where to start so I'm going to talk and talk, showering you with a year and a half worth of love.

You have the best personality. You are so full of spunk and we love every minute of it. Not every day is fun because let's face it, that's how life with a toddler is but overall, life with you is good. Nearly perfect, really. You are full of laughter and smiles. You keep our world full of joy and there is nothing in the world I wouldn't do to keep you smilin' buddy.

As perfect as our days are, there are hiccups that cause me stress but don't seem to phase you. For example, every other night you wake up between the hours of 2-4:30AM. You fall right back to sleep as long as I let you sleep with us. That's not cool, little guy. So we are currently working on remedy that this week. Next area of concern is your absolute hate for vegetables. No matter what I do, you will not eat them. The only way you get them is if I hide spinach in your smoothies or give you a yogurt with a pureed veggie mixed in. Sooner or later, you'll have to get over it and I'll be serving you veggies every chance I get.

After some investigation, we've determined that you do in fact have a dairy intolerance. You don't handle cow's milk, ice cream or milk chocolate well. We have eliminated those items from your diet and you seem okay with cheese and yogurt still. You now drink almond milk and you seem to enjoy it more than you ever did cow's milk. I'm hoping this has solved some of your allergy issues as you haven't had a runny nose in quiet some time. 

You are all boy. You love climbing, running, jumping, stomping and making as much noise as possible. You have really taken a liking to the wind and trees. Which is a little odd, really but that's what toddlers are... odd! You have some killer dance moves and still love to sing and play your guitar. I'm starting to think we have a performer on our hands. I promise not to be (too much of a) stage Mom.

Some of your favorites right now include...
... rocks ... slides ... ducks ... running... hugging and kissing ... playing cars ... fruits of all varieties ... chasing Rudy... "walking the plank" ... peanut butter ... blankets ... cuddling ... talking ... and honking noses 

Daily you amaze us with how smart you are. You are a quick learner which excites me more than you know. We practice counting, locating our body parts and singing educational songs daily. You still love when I read to you and we read anywhere between 4-6 books a day. I'm really looking forward to seeing how you bloom when you start school this fall.

We love you Connor. You get told this every single day. But it's true. You make our world complete. 18 months ago, I didn't know I could love someone as much as I do you. You are all we could have ever prayed for in a son.

Love you to the moon and back little man!
Momma and Papa Daddy
 

9 comments:

  1. Cutie pie! Happy milestone sweet boy!

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    1. It goes by so fast! I can't believe his is inching closer and closer to being a 2 year old.

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    1. He is cute, isn't it? I mean.. I think so, so thanks for agreeing!

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  3. So glad to hear that you were able to identify is milk intolerance! Yay for no more runny noses!
    Happy 18 Months, Sweet Little Man!!
    Sending our love to you from SoCal!

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    1. And he loves almond milk. He was never really crazy about cow's milk. It would take him so long to finish 8 oz. Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

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  4. I didn't even realize 18 months is the halfway point, I hadn't even thought about it. Aria is 17 months, so how in the world can she be a year and a half in another month? Doesn't seem possible. I actually had to count it after I started reading this post, ha.
    Glad you figured out the dairy thing and sounds like all is well with almond milk!
    Happy 18!

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    1. It goes by so fast, seriously?! How are we almost parents to 2 year olds? And the almond milk change has been life saving. Serious. No more runny noses... thank goodness!

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  5. So..did u get little guy to not sleep in your bed? This is really a cute picture! Little smiley boy!

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