Saturday, September 8, 2012

Eighteen Months!

 We made it to the year and a half mark! It's crazy how much Emily and Kyle have grown up!

Schedule wise, we are still around the same. The kiddos normally wake up around 7:00am and hang out with Daddy for a couple minutes before he goes to work. Around 8:00am we eat breakfast and then play downstairs until 9:00 or 9:30am (until we start to get whiny) and then take "rests" (every once in a while a nap will happen) until 10:30 or 11:00am. Then we eat a snack and play until noon, when we eat lunch. After lunch we play until 1:00pm or so and then take naps. Most days, nap time last until 3:00ish...but some days longer. Then we play and play until dinner at 5:30pm. After dinner, we play until baths and bedtime, normally around 7:00pm.

Right now, Emily and Kyle's favorite foods are bananas and gold fish, but pretty much eat anything they are given. For the most part, they are very good eaters! Every once in a while, they will protest something, but they eat what is served at meals and aren't offered other options. If they are hungry, they will eat!

Emily and Kyle's vocabulary is growing faster than we can keep up with it. They are both very good at point out all of the animals in our books and when they see animals outside. Their favorites are bobs (dogs), ducks, and "rafs" (giraffes). They also know what most of their toys of called and will get whatever toy you ask them for. They understand way more words than they are given credit for. They also say so many words... most of the time only Mommy and Daddy (and I'm sure each other) understand what they are saying, but it seems like every day they are using new words... some of them even have multiple syllables. They even can put two or three words together for short phrases!

Emily and Kyle are also recognizing the different places we go regularly. When we get out of the van at home, we tell the kids to go to "our house" and they both will walk to our front door. When we pull into Grandma and Grandpa Franks house, Kyle gets all excited and starts shouting "Vroom Vroom" and they both take off running towards the door when we let them out of the van. When we go to Meijer, they both know they are going to ride in their stroller. At church, they know where the nursery is and they know Grandma Eubank is up in the balcony.

 Emily and Kyle have gotten very good at building towers with their blocks. They can both build towers to be as tall as they are. They also are good at matching shapes. We have a bucket that has different shape cut outs in the top and shapes that fit in those cut outs, and both kiddos can match the shapes up and put them in the correct spot. Grandma and Grandpa Franks also have a ball like this at their house, and they do a decent job of matching up the shapes and getting them inside the ball.

Kyle and Emily LOVE books. They will sit in someones lap for long periods of time and let someone read to them. They also like to read the same books OVER and OVER and OVER again.

Emily is still wearing size 9 month clothes. Some of her dresses are starting to get too short for her, but the 12 month dresses are HUGE on her. Hopefully she'll grow some before it starts to get cold outside because so far all the cooler weather clothes we have for her at 12 months.

Emily has 4 teeth, two on bottom and two on top.

 Emily LOVES to drink water, specially out of a straw.

Emily is crazy about Lilly (her lovely). You can pretty much get her to do anything you want if you offer her Lilly.

Emily is more of an evening person... not so much a morning person (just like her Mommy and Daddy).

Emily loves to talk to the baby. She lays her head on Mommy's belly and whispers secrets to the baby. A couple days ago, I'm pretty sure she told the baby to come out and play.

Kyle is wearing 12 month clothes. Jammies with feet in them are starting to get too short, but otherwise they are still fitting him well. Most of his jeans are just the right length, but struggle to stay up because he is very skinny. It's a good thing we using cloth diapers, otherwise this kid's pants would ALWAYS be falling down!

Kyle has 13 teeth. He has four on the top and bottom right in front, and then his 18 month molars. He also has another tooth on the bottom that has started to break through!

Kyle has become more attached to Mr E (his lovely).

Kyle is very much a morning person! And when he's awake, he wants to make sure everyone else in the house is also awake!

Kyle loves to give the baby kisses, but he also gets mad that he has to share Mommy's lap with the baby! Not sure what he's going to do as my belly continues to get bigger!

 All of these pictures were actually taken today! And the shirt that Emily is wearing used to be Mommy's!

1 comment:

  1. but they eat what is served at meals and aren't offered other options. If they are hungry, they will eat!

    Amen!!!! :)