Your personality is really coming out and it is so fun to watch! You talk like no other (ALL THE TIME.) and your expressions are hilarious! You crack us up!!
We have had a fun month of winding down from birthday festivities and preparing for the holiday season coming up! We are so excited to share this next season with you! It is going to be so much fun!
We went to Norman for the OU/A&M game. Amy, David, Caroline, Becca, Kyle and Lucas met us there. The dads went to the game while the babies and moms shopped, played, ate and napped. It was such a fun day.
Of course we got a pick in front of the KKG. Caro will probably want this some day. :)
Hard to believe but you took your first "real" bath at our house. You have always taken baths in your plastic tub in our shower, but we decided to throw you in the big tub for a change one night.
Cooper Allens birthday party was a costume party and was so much fun. I had plans of you being an airplane but you much preferred the dinosaur. You love this costume and were precious in it!
|with Parker and Sam|
We visited daddy one day during lunch at his school.
as a big 13 month old...you LOVE...
aiplanes!!! watching them in the sky and pointing to them...you hear them so quickly!
and your airplane book. but NOT your airplane costume. still havent warmed up to that guy.
balls!!! your brown soft football. the balls in the backyard from your party. your fancy kickballs (cant remember what they are called). you love em all and love to throw them. pretty sure we play catch several times a day.
wheels!!! cars, trucks, trains, wagons. we put your train up a little early this year and it did not disappoint: you love it. you point to it and want us to turn it on.
being outside!!! i remember megan and jenny a few months ago saying clara and asher always want to be outside, and me thinking that was funny bc you werent there yet....WELL, now were are there :) you now know where the doors are and what is on the other side of them. AIRPLANES, BALLS, TRUCKS, GRASS, STICKS, the great outdoors.
speaking of sticks!!! you usually find one outside and carry it around. Although, your Annie and daddy have freaked me out about you falling and poking your eye out. So, we are very careful.
"Rocky" and his friends, violet, cap and edmund. They go on lots of truck rides.
Sweet Beau and Nate pushing you at the park. These boys LOVE you and take care of you so well.
Your truck and wagon. You get gas. Get in your truck, close the door. Get out, close the door, check the gas, REPEAT. And you LOVE it. You light up when we get the wagon out. It is so fun to go on walks in the wagon.
speeches!!!! you are always working hard on one. editing, re-writing, proofing, practicing, hand gestures, working the crowd, eye contact, voice inflection. you do it all, are are REALLY good. and you think so too. i can't wait to understand what you are saying. (actually, the mumbling is pretty cute.) you will talk and talk, and then laugh like you said the most hilarious thing. "you're hilarious."
what words are you saying? hi, ma-ma, da-da, ah dah (all done), ball, pa, papa, barbara
sign language? Please and all done. You say please all the time and it is the cutest and sweetest thing i've ever seen. Especially when you first started doing it, we would have literally given you ANYTHING you wanted because you melted our hearts so. We are really working on thank you. hopefully that will come soon!
what are you eating? well, you are "allowed" to eat anything but what are you choosing to eat? bread, bread, cheese, bread, plum fruit and veggie pouches (lifesavers!), cheese, a couple drinks of milk with each meal, chicken, beef, and bread. you are completely done with that childish cereal spoon fed stuff. on to big boy food. like bread. (okay, you do eat other things but A LOT of bread.) moving on...
We are still nursing but it isnt so scheduled or necessary. A few days ago you only nursed 3 times. Today you nursed more regularly. I love knowing that you are still getting some good stuff in you to go along with your bread. I think we will slowly start to drop some feedings in these next few months.
nursery: you improve EVERY time. we are so proud of you! at NEST sweet Elizabeth has stuck it out with you each week and has been such a blessing. She has rocked, walked, loved, prayed for you, and played with you. I'm so thankful for her. This past week you actually played on the floor a little bit with the other kids! SO proud! :)
I love you Oak Jack Hop!