Sunday, January 22, 2012

milestone: nineteen months

It's been another month full of fun! The biggest change the last few weeks has been the way Miles plays. His imagination has really taken off! We've been having picnics with Elmo and friends. Miles makes alphabet soup using his ABC's and puts a few in cups to share. He stirs it, says it's hot and blows on it. Adorable! He's been feeding Elmo a lot - he eats every meal with Miles in the chair next to him, complete with bib and food from the play kitchen.

Today Miles played a new game: library! Ben took him to borrow some Elmo dvd's and when they got home Miles pushed books across the coffee table and beeped -- he was reenacting the automated return at the library! Sooo smart and so cute.

We are trying to keep up with all his words - Miles is up to 80+ now, which still includes unique sayings like "lellow" for yellow. He'll surprise you and say "buckle" when getting into his car seat or "button" when we push the garage door closed. It's so much fun to hear!

Other new words include "pee-pee" and "poop" and he's got the application of them down well though we're not sure if he just notices he has a wet diaper when he says "pee-pee" or if he's going. He definitely has "poop" right - he will tell us before and after he goes. We are going to try a potty chair soon and see how he responds to it.

More teeth are in so he's at 10 - including a new molar, so the last few weeks he's had some bad nights with tooth pain. All in all, Miles has done well, and the bad nights just remind me how great the good nights are (not to mention how long we waited for them!). 

Can't believe our next milestone is 20 months (we'll be out of the teen months)!

Monday, January 16, 2012


Miles loves his boots and we FINALLY got to wear them and play in the snow! He tried to walk down the hill at first until he realized he got to ride in the sled. After the first trip down he said "more, more, more" so I think he liked it. We didn't stay out long but it was long enough for him to get hooked on sledding!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Christmas pics

First time decorating cookies! Miles liked poking the cookie ...
and shaking the sprinkles...
and eating the cookies, of course! These are the cookies we left for Santa.

First Christmas was at nana's house. This is one of my all-time favorite pics of them - sooo sweet.
Miles had no idea what to do Christmas morning but once he realized we got to open the gifts under the tree, he was all about it. It took us almost an hour and half to open presents because we stopped to play with everything...then he'd play for a bit and Ben and I would take turns opening. Worked well!
We had a peaceful Christmas morning in our jammies!
Such a fun day. Miles was sad to see the tree and decorations go bye bye. Me too. Have to get some Valentine stuff up to cheer us up!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

first haircut

I completely forgot to post about Miles' first haircut! We had been putting it off because his long hair is so darn cute, but we decided it was time since it kept hanging in his eyes. Before:

He wasn't sure about the whole process at first, but didn't mind it once the stylist moved to the sides and back, and he liked the clippers :)

Best part was going up and down and spinning in the chair.

*Sigh*...he looks like SUCH a little boy now!