Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Little Man is 1 1/2 years old

Austin,

You are such a sweet and loving little boy. You are losing all the babyness about you. You look so handsome with your new cut. Even though I didn't like it much at first, I'm loving it now.

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You are running around the house with your sisters, you can definitely keep up with them. You are trying to talk more and more.

We still rock you to sleep. When I try and rock you for nap it's a struggle. You want down, you scream, and you've even started screaming "No, mama." "Down, Mama". Talk about breaking your heart. You scream for a couple minutes then melt in my arms. Cuddling with you while you sleep like that is amazing. I soak it up every day because I do know that it's not going to last much longer.

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Your teeth are almost all in. There's one pesky eye tooth that's broken through the gums but hasn't came all the way out. I hate that tooth. It's causing you so much pain some days.

You are a smart little boy. You listen to directions and obey so well. You can do almost anything we ask. When your sisters shoes are thrown about in the playroom or the living room, you say "Uh-oh" and point to put them away. When I say yes you can, your face lights up and off you go to clean up. You like helping clean up.

You love running. You love to be outside. In fact today I had the back slider open and you cried and cried because I wouldn't let you play outside. "Out out out" you cried with real tears down your face.

You know where you eyes, ears, mouth, belly, feet and sometimes your nose are.
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You are just so sweet and loving. You run to the garage door when you hear it open and give your Daddy sweet hugs and kisses at the end of the day. Mornings you tell him bye bye, give him a kiss, and then run to the playroom window to wave to him. Hugs and kisses with Mommy happen all the time. You like sitting in our laps and "helping" with whatever we are doing.

You are just amazing little guy. I love watching you grow. I heard some where this last week, that the days are long but the years are short.  I'm really starting to understand that. Some days are incredibly long and tough, but I really try to enjoy those moments because this isn't going to be long before you don't need me. You're already getting to be so independent. It's not going to be long before you don't need me, and that makes this mama both happy and sad.

Happy 18 months Austin!!