sixteen months

You recently learned to walk backwards. So quickly, we almost missed that it was a new trick. But the look on your face when you show us, excitement with big eyes looking for an approving smile, tells how proud you are of your new abilities. We are proud of you too.

We are trying to teach you to blow on hot food or wait until it cools off before you eat it. You put your hand over hot food, fingers flared out and say, "hot." Then you make a face like you are going to blow on the food and bend over to get your face real close. But no air comes out. You haven't figured that part out yet. This scene happens almost daily, and bring such a smile to my face. I can't help but giggle.

You climb UP the big slide, all by yourself.

Lately, we've been blowing bubbles. The soapy kind on our balcony, bubbles in the bath getting ready for pool season, and even sometimes with food. We are having a blast.

You've discovered the excitement of new heights. You climb up and stand tall on anything within your reach.

A few weeks ago you transitioned to the toddler room at daycare. You took to the new room like a fish to water. Each day when I pick you up, you seem a little bit older to me.

You love books. Now you have some favorites, you pick them out and bring them over to me as you climb into my lap. Please keep doing this.

Potty training with you is a lot of fun. You get excited to sit on the toilet, you cheer for yourself when you succeed with arms up, touchdown style, and you wave goodbye when we flush the toilet.

You rang in your 16 month milestone with double ear infections. Not even ear aches stopped you from giving us bright big smiles and lots of cuddles. It was a rough week, but you handled it like a champ. It is safe to say we all hope this does not become a regular occurrence for you.


  1. Wow! Potty training already! Way to go! That means I only have two more months before I can start potty training my girl. Best news of the day. My girl is still too small for the toddler section, but sometimes they let her play with them when there aren't very many toddlers at daycare. Its her favorite thing.

    1. Toddlers just have more fun right? Great that your daughter gets to "practice" the big kid room every now and again.

      As for potty training, our journey is a bit bizarre! Feel free to email me about it if you have any questions.

  2. Oh Behr. I'm sorry about your ear infections! That stinks. But you are just the most handsome little boy and you're growing up TOO fast!!!

  3. i hope behr feels better soon!!

  4. This is such a cute post! I love how you laid it out.
    Cannot believe he is 16 months already.
    Sorry to hear he's not feeling well! Ear infections are tough. :(



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