You are now a little over 15 months old, my how the last 3 months have flown!
Your First birthday party went off without a hitch. It was so fun to celebrate with family and friends, and you loved the cake!
We went to Vermont for Thanksgiving with Mimi and Papa and visited all of our favorite places - The Quechee Village, The Quechee Club, Simon Pearce (and he and his son were there signing their work!), Long Trail, and everything else we love!
We had our annual get and decorate the tree weekend with the Hersels.
We celebrated my 31st birthday at Carlitos with my family, and I went out with my best friends for dinner at MarketPlace.
We went to NYC with the grandparents, and went to the Toys R Us, The Stardust Diner, FAO Schwartz, The Plaza, and Times Square. You also had your first train ride!
We celebrated Christmas Eve at the Hines and Christmas Day at the Santopietros.
We celebrated NYE with the Templeton/LeWinters!
You have been on and off sick and had your first double ear infection. I've learned that Augmentin is yucky and Auntie Nikki rocks!
We hung out with the Spears when they visited and got to spend a lot of time with your cousin Miriam. You went sledding for the first time and finger-painted for the first time!
We had a few big snowstorms, and hunkered down with the grandparents, and had our driveway plowed both times by our awesome neighbor!
You are still not a great eater or sleeper, but has been improving on your eating. Current favorites are yogurt pouches, guacamole, waffles with peanut butter, grilled cheese, chicken tenders, and veggie sticks.
At your 15 month appt, you were 20 lbs 3 oz (14th) and around 31 inches (41st).
You understand so much now, and are getting very clever. You like to push boundaries, and are learning a lot about the world around you. You love climbing on top of things and don't want any help. You adore music and can't help but dance or at the very least bob your head when you hear it, even if it is just a commercial. It makes my heart so happy. You have the cutest laugh that sounds like a baby goat. You love to say hi when holding something to your ear. You say up and down and know what they mean. You LOVE McKinley and go around the house looking for her! She tolerates you! You are a pro walker these days, and run sometimes too. You like to hold my hand, and give lots of hugs and kisses. You love snuggling with your mama still, but also love your independence. You lasted a month in your crib before coming back to sleep with me because you just started screaming one night and refused it. I love your snuggles, but miss the sleep!
I miss your Dad all the time baby, and it has been feeling harder and harder these days. It's been a very tough few months emotionally for me, a real struggle every day. I'm so beyond grateful for you. You are true blessing.
I love you always and forever little one!