i haven't blogged much in forever and i don't feel guilty about it. i hate that i haven't written down lots of details that i know have already escaped my feeble memory, but at the same time, life is so full and i've chosen to be more in the moment, which can be a struggle for my "do, do, do" personality.
but, i thought surely i can carve out a few minutes to write down a few things about my 18 month old, salsa!
sleeping...yes, let's start here. you are FINALLY sleeping well at night and you have even learned how to turn on your music in the morning and rest a little longer. i am SO thankful. naps are still a little unpredictable but i have learned to be content with whatever you give me. most of the time you are taking an hour long nap in the mornings from around 10:45-11:45. sometimes a little longer and sometimes a little shorter. your afternoon nap always takes place in the car in pickup line. it doesn't give me much downtime during the day to get things done, but i have learned how to prioritize and i just don't beat myself up over how clean or messy the house is anymore.
eating...this is kind of a mixed bag too. you don't have any problem eating chunky baby food but if i try to feed you what we are eating at meals, 99% of the time you refuse to even try it. i don't really care though. i've asked your dad if he knows of any high schoolers still eating baby food and the answer is always no. :) you'll get it eventually. you will eat yogurt and a muffin or toast for breakfast every morning. for lunch you will eat a grilled cheese panini most of the time, though there are some days you surprise me and refuse. you eat cheddar bunnies by the pound, honey nut o's, cereal bars, and granola bars for a snack. dinner is usually baby food even though i still offer our food every night. you have become a much better milk drinker and you are still nursing morning and night, which we both love.
dadaaa = drink, diaper bag
moi = more and ballon (i know, weird)
a = abe, outside, titus
blah = bath
yahyah = violin
yayon = wagon
nene = airplane
eese = teeth, peace, milkies
the vacuum. this is by far your most favorite thing on earth. so we bought you a toy one for christmas and you like it, but you adore the real thing.
cleaning: you love to get a baby wipe or a wet paper towel and you will follow me around and wipe any and everything. including me.
noisy appliances: the blender, the can opener, the food processor, even the coffee maker.
trains: this is by far your favorite toy right now. thomas and all our wooden trains and tracks. i'm amazed at how you will push them around the tracks and not completely destroy them like your older brothers did at this age.
balloons: you LOVE balloons. except you call them "moi." and you YELL it in every store in which you see a balloon. it reminds me so much of your older brother burrito who was obsessed with candles, except like you, he called them his own name, "sna!"
you are running and climbing everywhere. you like to be outside and swing on the swingset. you can tiptoe. you give the best hugs and kisses. you like to fist bump. when we ask you, "who made you?" you reply "God." you know to grab hands at the table when we pray and you say your own version of amen. you still love to read and have your favorite books (goodnight moon, the big red barn, thomas, elmo and cookie monster make alphabet soup). you make us laugh all day long! you are such a joy to us and i am happiest watching you figure out the world.