Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Dear Ryan (16 months)

Little R,

Happy Thanksgiving! (So...I started this last week) I am so excited that you get to eat with us this year! You are going to love all the yummy food that we eat today!

fast forward...Thanksgiving was so much fun. You ate a little but were a much bigger fan of the leftover sandwiches at Yia Yia's and Grandma's turkey soup she made with leftovers. Yum yum!

So let's see, what have you been up to? Well, walking up a storm. The "switch" (crawling to walking) happened when Yia Yia was in town and your dad was away on business - you just decided you would rather walk than crawl. And that was that. NBD.

Fun things from this past month:
Met Megan (my college roomy) for the first time
Pumpkin carving party
Little Gym

You wake up between 7am and 7:30am and your daddy gets you. You guys share some cereal (unless you are sick and daddy gives you your own bowl) in bed. Once you are done with that mommy takes you and we go make some coffee, which you are a huge fan of - you put the K-cup in and push the button for mommy! - then we watch the Today Show and you play with your toys, eat a 2nd breakfast of yogurt and cheerios, and terrorize Bob. 
Around 8am-ish we head out for a walk with Stacey and Jack. With the holidays and weather we haven't been going as much but we might start mall walking...oh yea. 
Then depending on the day our schedule changes. You typically go down for a nap around 12 or 1pm and sleep for about two hours. When you get up you have a mini snack and then we play. We try to get out of the house at some point in the afternoon. A couple days a week we meet up with your buddy Ford at the park. You guys play on playground, swing and walk around in the field. I hate that it is going to get so cold but I guess we will just have to have inside play dates. 
We make sure to get back home around 5:30 so that you can eat dinner. I get you set up with your food first and then I cook our dinner while you are eating. You like to eat with a fork or spoon even if your food does not require it - so sassy. 
Daddy gets home around 6:15 and you guys play outside until our dinner is ready.  Your dad and I try and sit at the table and eat while you walk around like a crazy man playing with anything and everything. I also give you lots of bites of whatever we are eating (which you are a huge fan seem to like anything that you see us eating). Around 6:45 you and daddy head to the bathroom for your bath. You love bath time and love hanging out with daddy. Around 7:30 it's bedtime and your sweet little booty is up in the air and you are resting up for your next day of fun!

Some times you are more of a fruit-aterain than anything else but generally you still eat pretty well. This past month has been a little tough because you have been working on some new teeth. Your top right (1 year) molar finally popped though yesterday (November 22) and then I also saw your bottom left side tooth   the next day. You had all the signs of teething so it was no surprise.

Foods that you are currently LOVING:
Wheat thins
Yogurt covered raisins
Chocolate milk 

Really starting to love books
Graduated from therapy!
Teeth - Two new teeth this month!

Sizes (no big changes here):
12 - 18 months
Shoes - size 5

Words (in addition to previous months):
Drop (to Macy when we play fetch)
Starting to repeat things that we say (but not saying them on your own)

Other random notes:

You graduated from therapy this month. Our last day was Monday November 14th - Sandy was so impressed with you she didn't know what else we needed to work on! While 

You love playing in the spice cabinet - you take a bunch out and then start putting them in.
You will go get a book or a ball if I ask you to
You point to your nose and oink
You will point to your belly button
You started blowing kisses

It is so amazing to watch you everyday. I swear it seems like you do something new each day and it is so exciting. You are starting to talk so much more and it is so fun to figure out what you are saying. It is so cool to see you understand what we are saying. We love you so so so much!

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