You turned 16 months this last week. You are ridiculously cute. All last weekend your Dada and I couldn’t stop watching you and laughing and just taking photos of you- seriously, this age is dangerous! So much cuteness in one person.
If I had to use just a few words to describe this last month it would be: cuteness, belly button, kisses, hugs, growling and books.
Your finger is constantly in your belly button. It has gotten to the point that I have to put you in a onesie because your poor button is all red. Yes, it is there, stop poking it! But, alas, it is cute, so I guess you may continue.
You give open mouth kisses, which are the best. You give hugs now too. And when you don’t feel like giving kisses, you just move your cheek over so that you can receive kisses.
You growl when you see a tiger, or a lion, or a dog. You thump your chest when we read a book with a gorilla in it. You want to read all the books all the time. If you do not receive a lap to sit in to read a book in the timeframe you deem appropriate, you throw books at people.
You went from just walking to now running and chasing. It is very funny. You still walk by picking up your legs so high and place them down again. Again, so cute. I am sad you no longer walk with your hands in the air. Now you walk with them behind you like you are speed racing.
You have become quite independent, but only when you want to be. The majority of the time you still want to be held. Especially when I am in the kitchen trying to feed all the hungry bears in the family. You also prefer to be outside- all the time! We have had to deadbolt the door to the garage because you can escape when you please. Not okay.
Kiddo, you are the one person everyone wants to be with. Your brothers fight over who gets hold you, feed you, get you when you wake up or chase you. You are a very lucky kiddo, even if you are constantly tackled and grabbed. I’d still say you are lucky.
We love you more than anything Mr. T. Keep on delighting us daily.