HOW IS HE 18 MONTHS OLD ALREADY?
It seems like all of the sudden Easton is turning into a little boy and losing that "baby-ness" that I have always known him to have. Today, Easton is 18 months old and full of more energy and personality than ever! He is beginning to really start to babble and have little conversations with us and with himself. Although, most of his words are understandable, we pretend to understand what his little mind is churning out. If you are interested in reading more, I'll outline his little milestones below :)
*Also, all of the photos below were shot on 35mm film (fuji 400h). It was my first roll since high school and they actually turned out! I failed to keep record of my settings, unfortunately. But I am excited to shoot another roll soon! (I sent them to the FIND lab for processing.)
Easton began walking at 14 months. I thought for sure that when his 12 month came around he would magically start walking (as if 12 months was the magic number). But, he took his time! He crawled and drug one leg for a while before finally walking. After he started walking he just took off. He now runs and it's the funniest thing ever! He weighs around 23 pounds, though we aren't 100% because he wiggles around so much when we stand him on the scale. He is learning how to master the skill of eating with spoons and forks. We still use his goo-tensil for yogurt and hummus. We also added in spoons and Oxo brand forks to our arsenal and he has done really well with them. He still loves throwing the ball.
I definitely think that he grasps more than we think he does. He can easily follow commands and he can do little "chores" if we give him a task to do. He loves throwing things into the garbage and putting things away. I bought him a little broom that was his size and he was quite pleased with that. He is an observer and observes everything that Jeremy and I do, picking up skills quickly. He will brush his hair, brush his teeth, try to put on his shoe, he get's Ollie's food for me when it's time to feed him.
I try to bring Easton to the library once a week because they have a great story time program. He loves it. We also have play dates with other mommies and of course, the church nursery. So, Easton has never been a fan of the nursery. Some days are better than others! But, he loves to give his little friends hugs and will offer them some of his snacks. He loves to share his things with others, it's so sweet to watch!
His favorite word is "garbage". He says it all the time when he wants to throw something away or when he spots a garbage out in public. It's the funniest thing! He makes sounds with the correct number of syllables for the words he is trying to say, he just cannot say the actual words just yet. It will come in time and I am definitely not worried about it.