You are 15 months old...yes I'm a little behind but I'm sure you won't notice!! You have grown so much in the past 3 months. You walk everywhere now, and are a very strong willed child! Your favorite thing to do right now is throw things. You always throw with your left hand, so our plan is for you to be a left handed pitcher..HA! You throw balls, food, toys, sippy cups, etc. You adore your dad and mock him in everything he does. You follow us around all the time, and are so interested in everything we do. You also are obsessed with shoes! There is rarely a moment that you walk around without shoes...and your favorites are crocs right now! You jabber constantly and the words we can understand are "mama", "daddy", "aba" (ava), "ball", "uh-oh", and "hey"...and you sometimes get out "elmo". You have the sweetest belly laugh, and I could listen to it forever and never get tired of it. You love the vacuum and try to help all the time. You love bath time, and we cannot keep you out of the pool. You stay with your aunt Erica during this summer, and you are pretty fond of her (and I think she has a soft spot for you also).
We went for your 15 month well baby check up today and you did ok...
Weight: 23lbs, 10 ounces (34%)
Height: 32.5 inches (80%)
...so you are still my long and lean baby.
When it was time to give the shots (2), they brought in 3 nurses, two to give the shots, and one to blow bubbles. They also gave me a sucker to occupy you, but as soon as the needles went in, you went ballistic! You cried, and laid on the floor as I was trying to pay! Oh, the joys of toddler-hood!
You are becoming so independent. The picture below is of your new chair. Your sweet sweet Aunt Erica bought you this and it came in the mail today...and you have not gotten off of it. The bad part is you stand up....and I have a hard time not laughing when trying to tell you to sit. I point my finger at the bottom of the seat, and ask you to get on your bottom. You stand up, and point your fingers at me, and jabber a lot of words. Oh my...what are we in for?!?!?
Joseph, you are one amazing little boy! You keep us on our toes, and laughing daily. I'm not sure what we did to deserve you, but I'm so thankful we did it! We love you to the moon and back!!
"dada" & "mama"
Until next time...