Thursday, September 23, 2010

1.5



Winston turned 18 months old a couple of weeks ago.  At 34" tall (95%) and 25 lbs (60%), he likes to throw his weight around the house.  He has gone from zero to 60 in just the last few weeks.

  • non-stop!  He never slows down unless he's asleep; he runs and runs and runs with a very concentrated look on his face; he means business (*note first picture was taken was he was strapped into his stroller; it's the only way to get a non-blurry photo)
  • loves to sing in the car, and will do so on demand
  • "show me your teeth" to reveal a straight-lipped smile view of his teeth
  • words:  ball, bike (probably 700 times a day), mom! (another 7,000 times a day), bye, go, down (directed toward Lucy), daddy, hot, and the occasional complete sentence that comes out of nowhere and is likely never repeated
  • surprised face
  • removing pacifier to speak, then immediately putting it back in its place
  • lives for nursery at church; likely the highlight of his week
  • balls, trucks, sticks, Dave's bike:  these things make his life complete

  • still loves, loves, loves books, particularly the Trucks, Big Trucks and 10 Little Rubber Ducks books
  • prefers to saddle up on his trucks and ride them around the house
  • carries a small wooden pop-up (stick) toy or ball in his hands AT ALL TIMES (*see first picture)
  • hides behind the chair when it's time for bed or to change his diap
  • the roles of W and Lucy are now reversed; poor dog will never get a break from his tormenting

  • got his first real haircut; real, meaning, almost 2" cut off in some parts
  • twirls on demand
  • fascinated to see dump trucks, bulldozers, cranes, tractors, etc.; perhaps a career in construction someday?
  • if not construction, maybe cleaning service; he can't get enough of the vacuum

  • has been known to climb atop the counter; climbs over the back of the couch, up the bookshelves, and on the stools, as well
  • also known to swan dive off the couch, ottoman and patio (concrete) stairs
  • prefers to eat only two meals a day -- breakfast and lunch -- dinner is hit-and-miss
  • brushes his teeth, sort of
  • still loves bananas, pears and strawberries; vegetables are not so popular

  • will follow D around the yard while he is mowing the lawn; also likes to supervise D's outside activities, like fixing sprinklers, power washing, cutting down trees/bushes, etc.  W is definitely his father's son

1 comment:

steph, brent, and joaquin said...

It's so fun seeing your little man grow up. I can't believe how big he is! Thanks for sharing pics and info.