Fifteen months??! You are practically a teenager now. At fifteen months old you absolutely love to be outside. We watch the airplanes fly by all afternoon while you dig and explore in the front yard. Dad's grill has become one of your new favorite places to hide things. Last week we found a shoe, a plastic car and a piece of chalk in there. You've learned how to climb into/onto everything. You drag your little stool around the house and get up to where ever you want to go. You like to weasel yourself into little spaces like between the couch cushions and next to your crib. Often times you get stuck. You've learned how to walk backwards and spin in circles. Your vocabulary has expanded a lot in the past few months.
You can say-
"haaaaat"- for "hot" usually said while you hold your hand up to the "hot" object.
"hi"and "hey"- said just like they sound but in the cutest little baby voice.
"up-up-up"-for "up" or when you want to be picked up. Usually repeated over and over until we do so.
"sheeezsh"- for "cheese."
"shooozch"- for "shoes" although it sounds a lot like cheese but with more of the "oo" sound.
"dada"-for dad. you still don't say momma...
"doodee"-for aunt Josie.
"da"- for any other word we try to get you to repeat.
You also know what sounds a puppy dog, tiger, moo cow and monkey make. I love seeing your sweet little face in the window waving "bye bye" to me as I leave for work or school. I love it even more when you greet me with a big grin, bear hug and wet kiss when I get home. Your favorite things to eat are green grapes, strawberries and yogurt. Last month you had your very own ice cream cone and devoured it! You eat all your meals at your little table and refuse to drink anything expect milk and water. You still love to nurse and be swaddled tightly to sleep. Being chased around the house by Dad is one of your most favorite things to do. Speaking of favorites, aunt Kate is your best friend and most favorite person ever (besides me and dad of course). You literally throw yourself to the ground every time she has to leave. Your relationship with her and uncle Harrison is too tender for words...
Despite all your newly learned skills, you most favorite pastime in the world is reading books. You my son are obsessed. Everyday is spent reading with just about anyone who will sit down with you. You will back up onto our laps and point out various persons or things in each book. It is seriously so cute. I love walking into your nursery and finding you surrounded with books, chitter-chattering out loud and flipping through the pages.
I love you so much little man,