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Monday, December 6, 2010

A Year & A Half

Lucas is 18 months old today and is a constant source of amazement, joy, fulfillment, love and lately, complete and utter frustration. I believe that the Terrible Twos have begun early in our home.

I thought being a mom to a newborn was tough, but toddlers are way more complicated and exhausting!!

Lucas is starting to test his boundaries and the limits placed upon him and throwing temper tantrums over the littlest things are a daily occurrence. Sometimes hourly. For both him and me.

The incessant repetitive chatter has been the biggest change in the last month. He gets one thing stuck in his head and cannot and will not let it go. Hmmm... Sounds like someone else I know.

His progression is astounding from grunts and groans and lots of crying to making connections between things. He's a sponge, absorbing everything and in his expanding vocabulary repeats back to us what he's learning.

He knows where turns off are to parks, that checking the mail means we might see the neighbor's cat, where I hide his favorite snacks and when I sing a song we learned in music class, he'll say the teacher's name.

He lives to push elevator and crosswalk buttons, loves trains and Thomas the Tank and I must put this starter train track set together 19 times a day.

Lucas enjoys watching videos of himself and is proving to be smarter than my smart phone. It's incredible, he can navigate through different applications, finding the one he wants and operate it. I'm sure he has called Tokyo more than once. The iPhone really needs a lock button!

Lucas' latest accomplishment is learning how to climb on and off our bed; a fact I learned recently when I left him in our bedroom while I ran downstairs for something and came back to find him like this:Scary!

He loves playing with hats, not wearing them and is a master at peek-a-boo.

No matter how long some days seem, Lucas is my pride and joy and greatest blessing. I look forward to the next month of milestones, behavioral challenges and smiles.

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9 Comments:

Blogger Overthinking Mama said...

he is too cute!! :-)

December 7, 2010 at 7:57 AM  
Blogger Bekah said...

The tantrums! Oh.my.gosh. They came out of nowhere!

December 7, 2010 at 8:52 AM  
Anonymous Bruna said...

Welcome to the terrible toys. I have an almost 2 and a half year old daughter who is as strong-willed as you can imagine. I hear you and can identify with the daily tantrums. They sure know what they want and want it now!

Your son is very cute. Enjoyed your post!
Will be back to visit again:)

December 7, 2010 at 11:10 AM  
Anonymous Bruna said...

I meant to write TWO'S not TOYS! Sorry!

December 7, 2010 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

We hit the terrible two early at my house and they may stay with us into the threes. My guys wasn't a climber though. It looks like you have your hands full.

December 7, 2010 at 12:01 PM  
Anonymous alisha said...

he is such a little nug of cuteness!

December 7, 2010 at 5:24 PM  
Blogger Sherri said...

Such a big milestone time, that 18 month mark! They just seem so much like little boys, not babies! He has the greatest smile, Tonya! Enjoy him!

December 8, 2010 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

These are great pictures! I cannot believe that he is already one and a half! I'm not getting older though! : )

December 8, 2010 at 8:01 PM  
Anonymous Nichole said...

I need to do more of this...more documenting of the little things that my children do. Sometimes I think I focus too much on just one little thing, not all of those things together so that one day I can look back and see a whole.

I want to remember the little quirks that they had, what their favorite things were, and the things that they were learning.
Thank you for inspiring me, Tonya!

Also, there is a lock option on the iPhone...just in case you ever get desperate. ;)

December 9, 2010 at 9:28 AM  

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