Hey, Will, the craziest thing happened yesterday. You turned 16 months!
Life with you couldn't be better. I spend the majority of my day simply trying to keep up. You don't just walk, you RUN. Everywhere. When you are finished in a room, it generally looks like a disaster. It's exhausting. But I love it.
While you talk a lot, it's mostly your own language so I don't always understand you. Some new words you're saying: apple, nana (banana), cracker, and you can sign 'all done.' You love to shake your finger at Ellie and tell her 'no no no,' but then you almost always give her whatever food item happens to be in your hand anyway.
You're still very funny. Lastnight, as you were shoving your hand in the litter box, I told you 'no no no,' to which you responded, 'yeah yeah yeah.' I'm 95% sure it was purely coincidence and you had no clue what you were actually saying, but I enjoyed it anyhow. And speaking of the litter box, today I found 3 large toys in there. So either you did it, or I'm very worried about our cat.
Your two great loves: balloons and blankies. Your preferred blanky is still the cloth diapers I bought to use as burp cloths when you were but a melon in my belly. It seems you always need to have one in hand when we're hanging at home.
Yesterday I asked where your balloon was, so you went and got it from the other room and brought it to me!
Whenever we're running errands, and you happen to see a balloon, you whiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine until you get one. Sometimes I wonder if I'm causing permanent damage by not telling you a firm 'no.' But it's so much easier to just pay the 3 bucks and shop in peace. Plus, it makes you insanely happy, which, really, is the best part.
Getting you to eat is like a full time job. Unless it's macaroni and cheese, rice, or some other carb, you're hardly interested. Although, the other night you ate a meatball and I thought I was going to pass out.
You enjoy eating off a plate with real utensils, but occasionally you still use your hands. And when you do, it makes us laugh.
I like rice from Carrie Harmsen on Vimeo.
You love the laptop. If you catch me checking my email, you must be included. You like to watch the Sesame Street channel on You Tube and, of course, your own videos.
Your dad and I regularly fight about who you look like. But I can honestly say, in this picture, you look just like Daddy.
You can climb into this chair all by yourself! Even though I tried to trick you with an old remote, you can tell the difference and insist on playing with the real one.
On the day you turned 16 months, it snowed. We had so much fun playing today.
Sledding with our favorite neighbor, Lindsay
You are increasingly curious about the world around you. It's so much fun to watch you grow. The fact that I get to spend every day with you is something for which I will never be able to fully express my gratitude.
We love you.