Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Dear Asher: 19 Months

Dear Asher,

Happy 19 month birthday! Asher, you are ALL boy! We can't turn our backs for a second without you getting up to something. Favorite activities include removing the registers from the floors, climbing the oven doors, and splashing around in the toilets. You particularly love throwing toys or food in the toilet and then reaching in to bring them out again. So gross. It doesn't help that your sister is right next to you cheering you on. She's even managed to document a fair share of these antics with her newfound love of photography.

You're also getting more independent. While you still love being held (read: demand being held), you are capable of so much more. You understand everything and have started to follow simple commands (e.g., bring me a book). You're still just using one word at a time to describe what you need, but I think more is coming soon. You'll repeat everything and try out your own sounds. I love your monkey noises and lion roars. Though to you, everything roars. Ha!

Another way you're showing you are more of a toddler is through your tantrums. They are still fairly mild and short-term, but you can throw down with the best of them. You get over it quickly though. Especially if milk is involved.

You are still above the 80th percentile for height and weight. You eat great for me, but you've gotten so picky for daddy. No idea what that's about. You're pretty adventurous and will try most new foods. You'll eat all your veggies and proteins with me, but you'll throw them right off your tray if daddy's involved.

Ash, you are so full of personality. It's fun watching the differences between you and your sister. I love your sweet hugs and kisses, and how you and your sister are becoming real friends. I love watching you grow and change each month. Happy birthday, guy! We love you!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

February Thoughts by Z

Oh man, there were some gems this month. I'm still cracking up about them.

Thought 1:
Z: I'm just a little bit cooler than everybody else. Not a lot cooler.

Thought 2:
Z: The thing I like best is being lazy.

Thought 3:
Z: If I was a chameleon you could never put me to bed. You couldn't find me.

Thought 4:
Z: Asher is welcome any time I'm going potty, but only if I say yes because it's my body. If I say no, that means no. And if I say yes, he has to do it. That's the way it works.

See previous Thoughts by Z here