Thursday, October 23, 2008

One and Half Years Old

I've had this post written for days but I was waiting for a day when the boys were cooperating with me for pictures. Unfortunately this is the best they "cooperated". I think these chair pics get more and more entertaining each month!

Jared told the boys Happy Birthday this morning (October 18th) and I was forced to remember that my little boys were truly 18 months old. My sister and I always kind of laughed (pre-kids) when parents would say their childrens ages in months for what seemed like forever but I now understand this. It just sound so much younger. I am going to be one of those moms in a couple of years that when asked how old the boys are will respond with 38 months. They'll graduate college and I will be trying to do the math so that I don't have to actually say that they are 21 years old. Seriously though, my babies are growing up fast and this is a bit about what they are up to.

Alex, you are standing unassisted and are so proud of this fact. You say "Yay" and clap for Eli when he says his version of the "a,b,c's". You are so polite saying please and thank you. You love to watch Elmo and tend to hand us the remote or point it toward the TV on a pretty regular basis. You climb into EVERYTHING you can fit into and several things that you cannot but you try anyways. You still love to hold every binky including one in your mouth while you sleep. They are definitely your security blankets. You give the best hugs and need lots of them in the morning. You still love to "cock-a-doodle-doo" and "chug a chug a choo choo" when you hear the train outside. Last week you called Eli "yi-yi" which was too cute. You love for Daddy to throw you in the air and spin you around (the higher and faster the better). You weigh 21 lbs. 3 oz. and are 31 inches long. Every inch of you is full of energy except in the mornings :) I love you!

Eli, you are such a verbal little boy. You waved at our neighbor through the window last week and said his name which we have never "rehearsed" with you. You also tend to call me Becky and when I corrected you recently by telling you "my name is Mommy" you repeated in your almost perfect english "my name is Mommy". It was pretty cute. You are also starting to throw numbers in when we count and you are singing your A, B, C's more clearly everyday. My new favorite song that you sing is "Oh! How I love Jesus". You and Alex definitely love the "OH!" part best but you are quick to follow up with the rest of the words. You are a snuggle bug and lay your head on everybody's shoulder which quickly melts their hearts. Yes, I think we have a heartbreaker in you! Your other favorite song is "la, la, la, la, Elmo's World". You weigh 25lbs. 3 oz and are also 31 inches long. You refuse to let your brother catch up to you in weight. You actually stopped all bottle last week and I thought you were SO attached to it but I quickly realized that your attachment is to the milk inside the bottle so it went very smoothly.

I love you boys and continue to feel blessed that I get to share this time in your life with you when you are constantly changing and growing. I won't lie and say there aren't challenging days when bed time doesn't come fast enough because you are fighting over yet another toy, but Daddy and I are so thankful for you Alex and Eli, fights and all!


rachael said...

happy 18 months!

Liz said...

hee the chair pics. What a sweet post. I neeed to do something like this so I remember exactly what they were doing at the time.

Harris Boys said...

becky...what a sweet post about your darling two-some. love their onesies!! happy 18 months boys

The Wilsons said...

Love the pictures! So cute!! Happy 18 months!

Mariah said...

wasn't it just yesterday that I got a call about their birth and how scary it was!? what a ride the last 18months, huh!? we love you, Jared, and the boys are the spitting image of you both!!!