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Monday, September 2, 2013

eighteen months

BENNETT, YOU ARE EIGHTEEN MONTHS OLD!!
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  • you weigh 23 lbs.
  • you are 32 inches tall.
  • you are in a size 3 diaper, but moving to 4s after this last pack.
  • you are in a size 5 shoe.
  • you wear mostly 18 month clothes. most bottoms are 12-18, and you are starting to move to a 24 month in tops.

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  • you started preschool (parents morning out) on august 6th.  2 days a week for the morning, and you have done SO well.  you haven't cried once at drop-off.  please don't start now.
  • your favorite toy is probably tractors and the little garbage truck that you can slide the trash pieces in.
  • you like to look at books sometimes.  every once in a while you will get quiet, and i will find you flipping through your farm books.
  • you go to sleep every night at 8pm and sleep until 7:30am most days.  occasionally you will sleep a little later.
  • you would stay in the bathtub for forever if i would let you.  you love it.

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  • you also still love to play outside in the dirt or water hose.
  • you have mastered climbing up the ladder, and sliding down the slide all by yourself.  i think my heart skips a beat every time you do it.
  • your favorite show on t.v. is still probably mickey mouse or maybe blue's clues.
  • your favorite movie is any baby einstein (water, farm, animals), or a john deere video.  i have tried to get you into cars lately, but i'm not sure if you like it yet.

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  • you moved up in your class at church!  i think you should've moved up a long time ago, but the ladies in the crawlers class loved you and didn't want you to leave.  you are now in the toddler class.
  • you ran a really high fever (over 104) randomly on july 28th.  we had to take you to the e.r. because we couldn't get it to come down.  your 2nd trip to the e.r. this year.
  • you got all your baby curls cut off on july 30th!  it was a sad day for me, but it was time to move on.  you look like such a big boy now.  and i promise that you got a little attitude after your haircut.  like
  • you think you're big stuff.  :)

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  • you are down to 1 nap a day, and it has been a hard transition for you.  :(  i usually lay you down right after lunch and you sleep for a couple of hours.
  • your favorite snacks are gummies, raisins, yogurt, goldfish, cheese sticks, applesauce, bananas, and fruit bars.
  • your don't really have a favorite meal that i know of, but you love chicken spaghetti, regular spaghetti, meatloaf, anything really.  there aren't many foods that you won't eat.
  • you would eat pop tarts all. day. long. if i would let you!

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  • you love wearing baseball caps!  it makes your daddy so happy.
  • you are a happy child for the most part.  you have been teething lately, so you have been really clingy and whiny.
  • you have started making vroom noises when you play with cars, trucks, and tractors as you push them across the floor or table.  it is SO cute.
  • you are doing much better riding in your carseat!  you like for me to roll down the window, and you will sometimes wave at people.  ha!
  • you are a great eater, but you don't like eggs (cooked any way) and strawberries.

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  • you have a small obsession with shoes!  any shape, form, or fashion.
  • your favorite toys right now are mega blocks, tractors, cars, and the little people garbage truck with the little trash pieces.
  • you won't eat 2 things... strawberries and eggs (made any way).
  • you definitely have a temper on you.  if i get onto you, 1/2 the time you fake cry, and 1/2 the time you get mad and try to hit me.  (which gets you into more trouble.)
  • you throw small fits when i say no.
  • you and your sister are so funny.  y'all love each other like crazy, but you fight like cats and dogs.
  • you love opening and closing doors.  you do it all day long.  every door in the house.

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one year ago...
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