Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Moments: 21 Months

Little Man,
Today you are officially 21 months.

Another month added to the best years of my life. 

At 21 months, I think the hardest thing for me to accept is that
although you are still very much my little baby-
you are slowly starting to change and grow into my little boy. 

Your little personality is SO big
that sometimes I can't even believe it. 
My whole world continues to light up every time you flash that BIG smile of yours
and the amount of "just because" hugs and kisses I get, grows by the day.
You are so silly, and now you will do things just to make us laugh.
Simply put- you are the sweetest most handsome boy I've ever laid my eyes on.

At 21 months
you want mommy and daddy to go everywhere with you. 
You take our hand in yours, 
and will drag us around the house to wherever it is you want to be.
Then, no questions, we must sit and play! 

You absolutely love "helping" us cook,
and in the mornings when we wake up before Daddy leaves for work-
helping Daddy make his lunch is one of your favorite things to do.

This past month, you've grown so attached to Daddy, 
and you ask for him all the time when he is gone at work. 
It breaks my heart that you don't fully understand why Daddy leaves everyday,
and that you don't get to spend more time with him.

You love forts, playing outside, and blowing bubbles.

You love going to the library, helping mommy water the plants outside,
and you love looking for snacks in the pantry. :) 

You love to color- however it's more like you love watching us color for you.

You love anything cars, trains, trucks, and planes.
And if the TV is on, most likely we have Thomas the Train or "choo-choos" on.

You love your babies (stuffed animals)
and love wrapping them up, rocking them, "feeding them" and 
and taking them for a walk in the stroller aka shopping cart. 

Your favorite meals consist of macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese,
and spaghettios.
A well balanced diet for sure. :)

You still love helping with the dishwasher, and always tell me when things are "dirty."
You also love telling Mommy and Daddy when things are "hot" and "cold."

You love reading, "helping" mommy on the laptop, 
and taking pictures with Mommy's camera. 
You love looking at yourself in the mirror, and making silly faces.
(You are your father's son, for sure!)

We are not pushing the potty training issue, 
but we do have an adorable Mickey potty in your bathroom that you
use at least once a day. 
My attempt is to slowly warm you up to the idea,
and then like magic one day- you will just want to use it all the time.

You can say about half the letters of the alphabet, 
and your vocabulary is growing by the day.

You love playing in your playroom,
and building "block roads" for your cars to drive on. 

Obviously I'd be writing for days if I put on here each and every little thing that makes my heart soar with you at this age.

And as expected, along with all the great moments, come more and more challenges.

The past couple months you have really been learning how to test my patience, 
but at the same time teach me patience.
(Like fighting me on diaper changes, and learning the art of stalling at bedtime!)

And because you are at an age where we don't always understand each other
 feelings of frustration creep up on the both of us quickly.
But I truly try to remember to take a deep breath, and take it all in.
Yes, even those not so great moments.

I try to remember
 that as much as I don't understand what it is you are wanting or needing sometimes, 
I know there are also many times you are not understanding 
what I am trying to communicate to you as well. 
I know know day, I will look back, and will want to give anything to be here
in this moment with you all over again. The good and the bad. 

So here we are just three more months until you are 
officially two years old.
You fill my days with more fun, 
and my heart with more love than I ever thought was possible.

As sad as I am to see this time passing-
I look at whats ahead, and can't wait for another holiday filled season with you,
with so many new moments to love and share with you
and so many new memories that we will create together.

Bubba, always keep that bright smile shining.

I love you with all my heart, forever and ever,


  1. Aww, what a cutie. That is such a fun age. :)

    1. Thanks so much, and as sad as I'm getting that he is growing up so fast, it really is such a fun age! :)

  2. This is so sweet, Erica! Loved reading about your little man :)

  3. I seriously wish blogging was around when I was growing up, it would be super cool to look back on notes my mother wrote for me!

    1. Oh my gosh me too! That and digital cameras, I'm hoping my mom would have taken MANY more than she did, haha!

  4. This is such a sweet post! I loved reading it. What a great way to remember the little moments that happen each month.

    1. Thanks so much Jenna, I am so afraid of forgetting them, so these posts are definitely a way for me to keep everything in one place!

  5. Aww what a cutie! Your boy is just 2 months older than mine. I love these kinds of updates, they'll be so lovely to look back on.

    1. Oh my gosh, they are so close in age! How fun! :)

  6. What a little smiley guy and he's helping out in the kitchen!! ^_^ So cute! :)

  7. This is such a fun, fun age! He is adorable!

  8. Awww 21 months! He's such a handsome little guy :)

    1. I have a biased mom opinion, but I think he's so handsome too! Thanks for the sweet comment! :)

  9. I do monthly posts on my kids too. I love the life history this will give them. Such a cute fun little boy!

    1. That is so awesome I'll definitely be checking yours out too, it will be so great to show them one day. They better appreciate it though, they are time consuming! :)'

  10. This is adorable. It's really cool that he may one day look back at this and see who he once was :)

    1. I think so too, and they change SO much throughout their lifetime that it's so great to capture them in each moment!

  11. Very sweet! The picture of him cooking is adorable. Makes me think of my own son who is 14 months right now.

    1. Awww, in no time your son will be "cooking" too! :)

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    1. Oh my gosh. So busy, haha. He never (literally never) sits still!

  13. So very sweet! He's precious! My son will be 3 in less than 2 weeks. *sigh* They grow so fast. :'( :')

    1. Oh man, I can barely handle that my son will be turning two. Hang in there mama! :)

  14. He has the cheekiest little smile ever! So cute with his big toothy grin!

    Katie <3

    1. Doesn't he?! It absolutely makes my heart melt daily! :)

  15. Love the last picture of you 2!

  16. This looks like such a fun age. I can't wait to play with my baby boy. :-)

    1. It's seriously the best! But I've said that with each stage, haha! :)

  17. Love this :) 18 - 24 months is one of the best stages, I mean they're all great but that's the first really really fun one.

  18. He's so adorable! I love the photo of him helping out in the kitchen. I think my youngest is just a little older than him. :)

  19. What a CUTIE pie! My sons love taggie blankets too - we have that exact one! :)

  20. It is amazing. Like overnight they are new people. He's a cutie!

  21. Love these pictures! He looks so interested in learning and creating! What a sweet boy you have on your hands!

  22. Congratulations to your little man! He looks so happy, and I especially like the photo of him reaching up to help mix the bowl... :D


  23. Oh man, that SMILE! If he isn't already, he is going to be a heart breaker!

  24. How precious Erica! I love how you have documented your son's life in this post. I have a 5 week old and I want to do the same. How wonderful will it be for him to read this one day? Great job mama!

  25. such a beautiful post, it's absolutely bursting with love. such happy photos too :) he's a little character!