Friday, September 30, 2011

Finding the Joy -- 15 Months Edition

15 Months! I almost died the other day looking through pictures within "Last 12 Months" and realized that didn't cover your lifespan.  You are such a fun little boy, and I can't wait to see what you keep bringing to our lives. May you always find a place in your life to step back for a bit and see what wonderful joys you've been blessed with.

If I had to guess... MLB pitcher -- You've got quite the arm and an unmatched love of balls.

You're happiest when... swinging. You've always liked it, but it seems that more than ever, that is where you love to be. 

You taught me... that I can be more patient than I ever imagined! 

Your belly loves... animal crackers? Sometimes. But only 1 or 2 and they have to be a little stale. Such a unique eater kiddo! And how could I forget-- Pirate's Booty Veggie flavored bites. They are honestly quite nasty and you will regret one day that you don't like cake or muffins or oreos or Dilly's own pistachio pudding (Yep, Capital D Dilly, we gave it a shot!) and instead choose these snacks. 

You're still working on... talking (like a normal 15 month old, I suppose!) I am so excited for the day you can tell me what you want specifically. I am so proud of your signing for "help" or "more" but sometimes I don't know just what it is that you need help with or more of. But you are patient with me and keep telling me "Buh" over and over. And that "buh?" Well, it could be any number of things. You want to get up on the couch; you want to sing "If you're happy and you know it, stomp your feet;" you want to watch Moose; you want the pumpkins that are hanging around these days. If you can see it, you'll point to it and boom--we've understood each other. 

The photo that represents you... 

A boy and his ball

One of your feats... You ARE starting to say "Go" and we are having a blast singing "Bum, bum, bum, bum" -- Geaux Tigers! 

What I want you to know.. God loves us all so much no matter what! 

If all else fails... let's have a dance party.

New to you... You've managed to figure out how to climb on things -- your zebra, your cars, and much to my excitement, you are showing signs of using your feet to push the car yourself.
You are also pretty good with colors which totally amazes me. I often ask you to hand me a certain colored block or ball and you do it most of the time! 

A favorite day... We've had so much fun this past month. I love playing outside with you. I love our trips to the park. One of my favorite afternoons included breaking back out the backyard baby pool. You lost interest for a while there, but one afternoon earlier this week, you loved it and played in it with your ducks until I enticed you out with the swing. I love seeing how happy and comfortable you are in the water. 

Your jams are... "Moves Like Jagger," a dance party classic. And your moves? Well, yea like Jagger kid. You've also really liked Momma's rendition of "Down By the Bay" which you will soon enough notice differs from the original.  I can't keep all those animals straight! 

My heart melts when... you light up seeing pictures of your family. You love looking through the family photo books we've made and have really taken a liking to video chatting with your grandparents. You are a sweet boy, little guy. 

Piglet and Wyatt:

Wait, that's just Wyatt. Yep, it's much more fun to throw Piglet off and ask for him back only to throw him off again.

Yes, "more," Momma, more wrestling with my little picture friend here.

A little blurry. Maybe I'll recruit Daddy to help us this weekend. Managing to put Piglet back on the chair and take a picture of your squirmy self before you throw him off again is far too great a task for one parent. 

We love you W and always wish you enough!

And because I can and because you bring us so many smiles, I'm linking this up with a wonderful blog friend.  This week my joy is in you. It's in your smile. It's in your "happy feet." It's in your bringing me a book to read with you. And it even sneaks its happy head in through helping you through your frustrations.

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Jessie said...

So cute!!!

Katie @ Chronicles of KT said...

he is precious!!!!

Natalie said...

Awww he is too cute! Love his little face...boys are the best!