Thursday, April 23, 2009

16 months!

My little big man is growing up right before my eyes!  I can't believe how much fun I have being his mom & hanging out with this little love all day.  Don't get me wrong, my schedule is not my own, but it just takes a split second to think about what I was spending my time doing before he came to be so thankful he's my son & I get the privilege of being his mom! 
Capturing a smile on camera is rare, he is NOT a posing child.  Luckily he was in a laughing mood, mainly due to what we were doing below.
Now try not to focus in on both of our double chins (trust me it looks more mellow in b&w) & realize  we were trying to get a picture together & he actually thought it was funny . . . hence the smiles! 
So a few things I love about Troy & his personality at this stage!
- The rice cooker is his new favorite toy, not because moms using it mind you, just because it has a bowl-steamer-lid-& cooker that he can carry & mom won't tell him "no" when he plays with it.
- That he always runs to me . . . when he gets hurt or mad or just because, due to this fact I spend a lot more time on the floor just in case he wants to head my way, I love his hugs.  I also realize that I won't always get to have him run to me when he gets upset for very long & so I cherish these moments.
- He will grab a book, back up into your lap & plop down.  This doesn't vary even if you're in the middle of something, if he's ready to read obviously you must be too! :)
- His little waddle run . . . he's faster than he looks with those little legs!
- That his first consistent word is "cracker" sounds more like "cocker".  Yes he does say mama & dada & dad & other fun things, but not quite as regularly as cracker (babble sentences frequent his speech as well)!
- That you have to work for his smile.  He's a happy boy, but will look at you with a blank stare just a commonly as with a grin.  He'll listen to you talk & see your "funny" attempts, but the smile only comes when he's ready & "feeling it", hence you know it's genuine.  Luckily for me I can get him to laugh & enjoy it more often!  
His "murse" he found the other day (aka daddy's shoe-shine kit), Mark was just loving how he was carrying it around like mom does her purse.
Luckily he switched off & it soon became his scripture case!  
A common look when you want him to smile for the camera, at least he's fresh & clean & ready for bed!
A fun visit to the Chino Youth Museum with the little buddies!  Yes he is a policeman with a carrot it his hand, plastic "snacks" that  kept finding their way into his mouth . . . lovely! 
Oh how I love this little guy!!


Jennifer said...

Oh I miss him! He is so sweet and handsome. I love reading about everything he is up to.

Heather Stott said...

HE IS SO CUTE! I could just eat him up! love the murse picture, it cracked me up! he is such a good little boy, so sweet!

Kalita Ulrich said...

I love my little fashionable man, You got to have a "MORSE" you now lol.
It's amazing how the time just fly's by!
We love you Troy Man!!!

Becky said...

What a cute little boy you guys have. I definitely AM more partial to boys for sure, but that little guy is handsome. But, with great looking parents, what can you expect. Glad I found your blog through Kalita's. So glad you are doing do well!!! Take care.