5.11.2011

We're 15 Months Old!!!

Holy moly - John and I are now the proud parents of full-on toddlers that get into everything, want to explore everywhere and will mimic anything we do. This age has been a lot of fun. Every day I feel like Austin and Addie pick up some new skill. It may be as simple as learning to stack things or a little harder like using a spoon to eat (we've almost got that one down). They are both so talkative (mostly babble) and are getting really good about repeating words - or what sounds like words. Most recently they have picked up their own version of thank you. They like to have you hand them stuff so they can say thank you! Because they are so into everything, getting pictures with the sock monkeys where they are both looking at the camera is next to impossible. So this is what we got!
Austin not so excited to sit still....


Their backsides...whatever - they stayed still for a minute..


Both at least facing forward...


Austin tackling Addie...


As far as eating, the A-Team still eats 3 meals a day with 2 snacks. We're still giving Addie Pediasure in the morning so she can gain some weight. Her cheeks are getting bigger so it's hopefully working! They pretty much eat whatever we're eating and don't seem to have any huge food aversions. We are working on using our spoons and forks. Sometimes they actually use them like utensils (yay), sometimes they are used as launching devices (boo) and other times they use them to scoop up the food into their other hand (whatever - it's close).

At night, Austin and Addie typically go to sleep between 6:30 and 7:00 and wake up around 7:00. Naps are a little more up in the air. They both still take really good afternoon naps. Austin takes a morning nap for about an hour and Addie may or may not join him. When they are at daycare, naps are more in the 45 minute range - there is just too much other stuff to do!

Austin, you are a crazy man. Just in the past couple of months, you have become our rambunctious child. You think it's fun to throw things, bang things against the wall just to see how loud it is and run around yelling at the top of your lungs. One of your favorite new skills is climbing on the couch and jumping. You don't really care if anyone is there to catch you - I think you just like crashing to the floor! You think everything is funny and have the most infectious laugh, until it's bedtime and you are extremely quick to let us know you are ready!

You like to give your sister "hugs," which usually involve you tackling her. Addie hasn't really decided if she likes being the recipient of your love. You like to share which is definitely sweet. You are my wonderfully perfect and big-hearted little boy! I love watching you grow!

Your 15 month stats:
Weight: 20 lbs, 8 oz (10th percentile), Height: 30.3 inches (50th percentile), Head: 18.5 inches (75th percentile)

Playing at the park...

Cheering on your Aggies...


Bathtime!!! Still of of your fave playtimes...


Getting ready to jump...on top of Addie of course


Addie, you are such an amazing little girl. I love watching you take the world in with those big blues. You have your wild moments where you run around screaming with your brother but lately you seem more content to sit back and figure things out. You like to color and stack things. You like hugging your stuffed animals and blowing kisses. In the last month or so, you've become very touchy-feely and like to lean against me or sit in my lap while you play. Of course I LOVE this!!! I love watching your mind work and explore everything around you my sweet little Addie!

Your 15 month stats:
Weight: 17 lbs 2 oz (less than 3% - Dr. G likes to call it the Addie scale), Height: 29 inches (25th percentile), Head: 17.5 inches (25th percentile)

Getting ready to tackle the slide!


Cheering on the Ags!


Playing with our bath crayons...


Lounging while Austin runs around like a crazy man...


Cheese!!


Going for a walk...


Playing together at La Hacienda...


Climbing all over the couch...


Still playing on the couch (a new playspot!!)


We love you Austin and Addison. We are so proud to be your parents and that we get to watch you grow!