Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Max- 16 months

What is not to love about this kid? He is starting to talk and repeat whatever we say. Some of his favorite words are: cookie, please, milk, juice, book, daddy, woof woof, ba ba (for bottle), binkie, bath, no, cracker, egg. He likes to be wherever we are and constantly wants our attention. He LOVES his daddy and gets super excited when Pat comes into the room or home from work. I think Max understands a lot more than we think. I ask him to do something and he can do it ("Go get your toy on the floor" or "Go give this to daddy"). He likes to be around Lukas and he knows how to get Lukas going. He'll hit him on the head with a toy b/c he knows it will get a big reaction. Or he'll take whatever Lukas is playing with and run away as fast as he can. Trouble maker! But it's still so cute b/c he's still innocent in a way. He likes to watch what Lukas watches, which lately has been "Go Diego Go" and they always ask questions--"Is this the animal in trouble?" and I can hear Max say, "noooo". Max is so good about sharing and likes to trade toys. I will say that going to church is nearly impossible with Max these days. He just doesn't sit in my lap or sit still anymore. He likes to toddle around and get into EVERYTHING! In fact, he knows just what he shouldn't get into and then he'll go for it over and over. Like the paper clips in the drawer, or the mud puddle in the driveway or the piano in the RS room. And he likes to get people's attention and then show off for them. He likes to dance when he hears music or mimic animal noises when he hears daddy do them.Tonight he was playing play station with Pat and he was actually doing pretty good! He moves his elbows up and tilts his body to go with the movements of the player on the screen while he holds the controler. It's funny! And we really don't play it that often, but he loves it when we do. He is the best eater and gets so excited to see food. Especially cookies. His smile will melt your heart and I think I squeeze him 10 times a day b/c I can't stand how cute he is!! It's hard to think he'll be entering difficult phases like Lukas sometime in the future. But until then, I'm just enjoying every moment I have!

5 comments:

Tyler & Julia Andersen Family said...

I love your new layout! The pictures all look so cute!

Tyler & Julia Andersen Family said...

Sorry, I forgot to ask you one thing. How did you get your family picture at the very top of your blog? I've seen other blogs that have this and I love it! If you could tell me how you did it that would be GREAT! Thanks so much!

Alison said...

What a great photo and description of your little guy! He sounds like a doll!

Ditto on wanting to know about the photo on the top of the blog?

Patty R said...

I love this blog, little Max is such a sweeheart, I love the new pics!

Kimberly and Devon said...

You're such a cute, fun, and good mom. It is definitely reflected in your children!