Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Daniel is 18 Months Old!

I always heard that at 18 months, a baby actually becomes a child.  I wholeheartedly agree.  Daniel is a year and a half old, and he is incredible!  He's growing up so quickly and doing things he never did until now.  You won't believe how much he is learning!

In his 18th month, Daniel:
Loved balloons. 
Swam in the YMCA swimming pool!
Liked riding the "horsey" (Grandpa's back).
Was saying "Hello" and actually talking on the phone.
Enjoyed Mexican food - rice, beans, and quesadillas.
Walked the White House greenway with family.
Always wanted a stick in his hand.
Wanted to wander around playgrounds.
Liked swinging.
Slides, not so much.
Had his very first Dum-Dum sucker.
Held it all by himself.
Told Daddy "bye-bye" when he left on his Trinidad mission trip.
Was home with Mommy for 6 whole days without Daddy.
Started counting, "One - Two - Tree."
Climbed anything.
Visited Grandpa at his work.
Showed off in the breakroom.
Got his very first gold dollar from one of Grandpa's co-workers.
Played at Peekaboo Playtown with Mimi.
Is in love with all things Thomas the Tank Engine.
Spots him in magazines, on t.v., and on clothes.
Says, "Choo-choo," any time he sees a train.
Eats with a fork.
Kisses on the lips.
Gives hugs and says "Aw."
Discovered some old toys - which he thought were new.
Always tore things up when not getting attention.
Loves eating pears, raisins, and anything he can hold in with his hands.
Recognized the letter, "E."
Pointed to an "E" on Mommy's shirt and said, "EEEEE!"
Then, did the same thing when he noticed his foam "E" in the bathtub.
I know, it's tough to believe, but he did it twice!
Mother's Day Out is working wonders on him.
Says these words and phrases frequently:
  • choo-choo
  • one, two, tree
  • heh-wo (hello)
  • ball
  • car
  • bye
  • ticka-ticka-ticka (tickle)
  • e-i-e-i-o
  • a-e-i-o-u
  • E
  • da-da
  • momma
  • shoe
  • no
  • aw
  • ow-side (outside)
  • wow
  • what's that?
Here are some other pictures of Daniel in his 18th month:

Swimming at the YMCA

Playing with all the goodies at our table

Walking on the Greenway

Enjoying his first sucker

Dropping Daddy off at the Airport

Visiting Grandpa at work - playing with acorns

Finding a "friend" at Peekaboo Playtown


Cracking up with Mimi

Jumping in the ball pit

Helping us pack for our trip to West TN

Exploring the first "real" train he's ever seen -
It's an old train car stationed at a park in West TN.

Rolling pumpkins around at the park

Aunt Kim didn't believe us when we said,
"There is no way you'll get a family picture with Daniel."
Here's the proof that we were right.

Playing piano at revival in the nursery

Loving on brother

Getting his Fall Fest biblical costume in the mail!

Walking in Aunt Jessica's shoes

Again, impossible to get Daniel in a picture...
Here he is at Tucker's Pirate Party.

Daniel spotted a gift of Tucker's he'd liked to have.
Thomas the Train, of course!

With Jordan at the Party

With Samuel and Daddy -
Waiting for Momma to get ready to go!

The "new" old toy

Learning "TOUCHDOWN!"

Cheesy grins

All dressed up for picture day at Mother's Day Out

At O' Charleys with Grandpa for his 53rd birthday

Sliding with Daddy at Peekaboo

Listen closely to hear Daniel's new word:
Having a Ball from Jenna Johnson on Vimeo.

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