Josh Turns 13 AND 14 Months Old

I kind of missed posting about Josh at 13 months so we’ll just combine the 2!

I love babies at this stage.  Sure makes going through the newborn stage hard, but at least the fun stages are not too far off.  Josh has developed by leaps and bounds in the past 2 months!  He is so much fun and keeps us following at a close distance behind him.

– He signs food, milk, and more

– Can pull himself up to standing position and scale along the couch

-Climbs the stairs every night to go take a bath

– Turns onto his stomach to get off of beds, go down stairs, and slide off couches

– Has only worn shoes twice.  He prefers to be barefoot and isn’t afraid to climb over rocks to get to where he wants to be

-Moos like a cow when  prompted

-Covers his eyes to play peek a boo

– Blows kisses and gives slobery kisses to you before going to bed

-Takes a nap at 10am and 4pm on the dot.  (Such a nice good baby for still taking 2 naps!)

– Prefers touching cats rather than dogs

– Tries to tickle Mikey and enjoys climbing all over him

– Can spot a dessert or soda from a table away and has quite a sweet tooth.  Has taken a liking to Grandma’s homemade rootbeer and can drink it from a cup with some help. (Serves me right for eating sweets my entire pregnancy with him!)

-Stays with Daddy during 2nd and 3rd hour for church, but in a few months he’ll be able to attend nursery with Mom.

– Crawls regular and gets to where he’s going fast!

-Weighs about 18lbs

– Has tried eating rocks on numerous occassions in the backyard.

– Waves bye-bye to anyone and everyone

– Climbs in the dishwasher to help often

– Opens the bathroom drawers to play with Qtips and cotton balls

-Pulls all my shoes off their rack every morning in the closet

-Still prefers Mommy over Daddy, but is becoming more of a Daddy fan every day.

-Loves to play with balloons, pinwheels, and anything with small holes for his fingers.

-Stands and pushes the play shopping cart across the family room and soon I’m sure we’ll be recording his first steps!

Mikey’s New Pet

Upon hearing the Mikey gets to babysit a cat next week, Grandma N was reminded that they (Grandma and Grandpa) were thinking about getting a cat for Mikey and Josh.  When asked what I thought I said that’s fine as long as it stays at their house 6 hours away!  When Grandma N then talked to Mikey to see if he would like a cute little kitty cat to play with at her house he paused and then said NO!  We then asked what kind of animal he wanted Grandma and Grandpa to get him to play with at their house and after thinking for a few seconds he replied very seriously,  A LION!

Winter Wonderland

So to beat the heat this weekend we met some friends up at Mt. Charleston for the first ever Mt. Charnival Celebration to welcome the first day of summer. It’s a good 20 degrees cooler up there than in “the valley” so being outside is actually allowed and encouraged really since it’s a nice national forest/ rec area. Mikey had his first experience with big animals, carnival games, nachos, jump houses,a horse ride and a sunburn!! Despite the cool breeze and comfortable temperature, we totally forgot the hat, sunblock and sun shades for our toddler!! You can bet we won’t be forgetting those again any time soon! We had a wonderful time and the horse and buggy ride was our favorite!

Mt. Charleston is the closest place to go in the winter to play in the snow and surprisingly there was still some snow on the mountain tops when we went up. We even checked out the little Holiday Shoppe that sold Christmas ornaments and realized it’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas!