Sunday, June 21, 2009

18 months

Oh my, Austin is 18 months old! We are just cruising through his baby years!! In such a short time these little guys are talking more, climbing more, eating more, and just plain doing more of what they weren't doing just a few short months ago. I haven't written a lot about Austin in the last few months, so apologize if this gets long... I just want to document some of his characteristics before I forget them.

Austin is so different in many ways in comparison to Jaxon. Austin loves trucks and wheels and anything that moves. He would push a truck or his toy bus around on my kitchen floor for such a long period of time. He loves to climb up on the mower and 'drive", loves to sit in my van or dad's car and just "drive", and loves to just scoot around on his trike or in his coop car. Jaxon had nothing to do with trucks or cars really, he was always into balls! What different likes they have! Austin loves the outdoors and sometimes cries by the door if we aren't going out there yet. He loves the pool too! He walks through the water flapping his arms and screaming with joy! I love that my kids are pool babies :)
Austin is a quirky little guy... he just kind of keeps to himself and is a kid who takes alot in that is going on around him. He goofs around with silly faces and silly walks and seems to know the right time to let out a goofy squeal and make us all laugh. He's a good sleeper still and is still napping twice a day with an 8ish bedtime.
At the moment he is a PICKY eater! He will eat corn, but only on the cob. He will eat a PB & J sandwhich, but only if I leave it as one big sandwich, not cut up ito bite size pieces. He likes a banana, but only with the peel on the bottom so he can hold it inside the peel still. He will eat a slice of cheese but not pieces of cheese! Ah! The eating habits of a toddler. I hope this phase passes soon!
Austin is a lovey!!! We always joke that he will always find some way into our laps, onto our hips, or up on our shoulders. If we are sitting on the couch he will scoot right over til he is on top of our legs or laying right next to us. What a lovey dovey we have. I love it!
Austin LOVES his green blankie. He drags it everywhere and I must say the germ-a-phobe in me struggles because I can hardly get it away to wash it!! He sleeps with it, puts it in his truck and pushes it around, pushes it around in his stroller, or just drags it behind him. When he's really tired he will go get it and just lay on it on the floor :)
What a great little guy Austin is and he's so fun to have in our home. He loves his big brother and especially his daddy right now. These first 18 months has been a wonderful glimpse at who God made him to be!!!

This old trike was in our shed and Austin tried to drag it out himself. He loves this thing, even though the wheel is falling off in the back. He will sit on it forever and just push himself along the driveway.

Two sweet brothers sharing a meal :) Austin is doing his famous "cheese" grin!

18 months old and a big boy haircut!! I had to give in and trim some off... he was a sopping wet mess every time he woke up since summer heat has hit!

I had got this out for our little friend, Avery, and Austin climbed right in with a book. He sat there and "read" for awhile.

A new favorite of his... bike rides!! Notice the green blankie that came along for the ride too! HA!


Becky Bartlett said...

Look at that big boy! The haircut looks cute! Good idea to document some of the things he's in to... I was just thinking that I need to do that also! Austin is such a wonderful little guy.

Kris Hoskinson said...

i love seeing austin's personality. it makes me smile. :)