Wednesday, August 3, 2011

James: 19 months

James is just over 19 months now, and the time has flown by!  He is doing so many fun things lately, it feels like something new every day!  This blog has turned into my scrapbook, I print it off every year into an awesome I want to make sure to document all  the things I can remember from this exciting stage.

Weight: 30.5 lbs
Height: 33.5 inches
Size: 2T-3T in shirts, 24mos or 2T in shorts
Shoes: Size 7
Diapers: Size 4

Actual words:
NO!  ya & yes, Da-Da, Mama, yo (yogurt), toast, peas, eggs, cheese, milk, meow (for cat), ruff-ruff (dog), moo, baa, shoes, door, ouch, juice, flag, book, throw, ball.  He has many more that I understand, but they're not really clear if you don't know his little language. 

His Favorite Activities:
opening and closing doors, books, blocks, swimming, bath time, showers, climbing on the dining room chairs, turning on lights...especially when he can climb and reach them himself, music in the car, movies (Cars, Finding Nemo, Veggie Tales), wrestling with his dad, building towers and knocking them down, playing outside, mopping the floors, eating, playing in the waves and sand at the beach, putting on his Crocs by himself, getting out his own cup, slip-n-slide, smiling for the camera and saying "cheese," riding in the stroller, walking up and down the stairs by himself, drinking from a real cup, using straws, eating all his food with utensils, throwing things in the trash for mommy, chasing, watching the helicopters fly over our house...he runs to the window and shouts with amazement every time, throwing anything and everything with a grunt of "throw" during the act,
He is so much fun! 

  • Double naps are becoming a thing of the past.  He used to sleep from 7:30pm to 7:00am and take two 2 hour naps per day.  He still takes a morning nap, but these past few weeks we've been struggling to get him down for his afternoon nap, which then turns into a major meltdown by 6:30pm.  ugh.  We'll figure it out eventually!
  • Saying "no" to everything. 
  • Frustration with communication.  James understands everything, but still can't tell us what he needs.  Very frustrating for him and us both! 
  • Whining or putting on a show when he wants something.
  • Staying in Time Out when we put him there.  not his favorite....
  • Obeying the first time we ask.  We're having to use the 1..2..3...more than we'd like which he often responds to. If he still ignores us, it's time out or a quick swat on the tush which usually does the trick.
He is such a sweet boy, loves to give us hugs and kisses.  He still uses his binkey and squishy pillow but only in bed.  He is non-stop action all day unless the TV is on, then he's a zombie...we don't keep it on very much!  The hair is actually starting to grow and it's even getting a little scraggly around his ears :)  We can't wait to see what the next stage holds!  Love you, sweet big boy James! 

Watching out the window for Daddy to come's a very exciting part of our day!

 He got into the pantry (he can open and close the door himself, yikes), cleared out the bottom shelf, and proceeded to build a tower.  I love this little progression of pictures and his pouty face when they all fall down!  Lacy was right there supervising and making sure no crackers were left behind! 


Erin said...

So cute! I love that boy of yours!

Regan Huneycutt said...

What a big boy!

Anonymous said...

This is a busy creative boy! I hope he continues to be so happy to entertain himself. You can't find a more perfect "building" game for a little one than one that belongs in the pantry! Looks like Lacy is going to be his buddy - that would be great for them both! Gosh I miss you all - G'ma Sue