Thursday, November 20, 2008

18 Months

my little boy turned 18 months this week. as i visited a friend in the hospital after having her baby girl tuesday, it seemed like just yesterday i was there meeting parker for the first time. the memories of the day are some of my most cherished treasures. parker was so quiet and still those first few days in the hospital. little did i know that it wouldn't be before long when he would use his sweet little face to manipulate getting something that he wanted.

today parker is all boy. he LOVES exploring, trying new things, problem solving, climbing, jumping, and his mommy :-) up until now, parker's been pretty split between favoring both me and brandon, but lately, he tends to want me ALL THE TIME.

here are some things parker can do now:

~wipe his nose/face
~flush the toilet, over and over again!
~put toilet paper and other select items in the toilet
~Jump in place and spin in cirlces
~kick a ball
~ say mommy, daddy, juice, dog, kitty, no, shoes, potty, cheese, milk, whoa, ball, bye-bye, hi, and his FAVORITE mine
~squeals when you take something away from him that he wants
~puts his hand on his bottom when he needs his diaper changed
~follows directions--sits in chair to get shoes on, lays on floor to get diaper changed, puts things away when asked
~runs away when he has something he's not allowed to have
~ and my absolute favorite--puckers up and gives the best kisses and hugs. he truly has a sensitive loving heart and i just pray he stays that way

thank you God for giving me the greatest blessing in the world!



Jeanette said...

What a big boy!!! Happy 18 months Parker!!!!!