16 Months!

 Kellen and uncle Charles playing the drum!

Once again time has ran away with me!  I can't believe that our baby (that is not a baby anymore) turned 16 months last week!  He is changing so much almost daily now!  It amazes me what new things he will do each day!  This is what Kellen is up to these days....
  • Kellen is still taking two naps a day and will sleep anywhere from 1 1/2 to 2 hours.  With the days being longer and the sun coming up earlier so is Kellen...he is waking up around 6:30 am and not really ready for bed till after 8 pm.  We went up to the Rehm cabin in Blueridge this last weekend and there were no windows in our room and Kellen never slept better!  Nap times were awesome!  
  • He is still eating whatever we put in front of him.  He loves fruit and most veggies!  He is getting better about meat so lunch time is a lot easier.  :o)  The other night I browned some hamburger and added some sauce to it and put it over bow-tie pasta for Matt and Kellen.  For myself I made a mixture of olive oil, onions, garlic, and feta cheese.  Kellen ate my pasta! I could not believe it!  He would not touch the meat mixture (he will eat meat when he wants too)!  He is really my child!  :o) One of the new things that he learned this month is drinking out of a straw...so none of our drinks are safe....the other day he was drinking my Dr. Pepper!  :o)  It was time for me to give up soda again anyway!  :o) 
  • He had 12 teeth with 4 more coming in.  We could not figure out why he was such a cranky pants...then I saw his little teeth poking through and his gums all red and swollen.  I felt so bad for him!
  • He is wearing 18 month bottoms and 24 months tops.  He is getting so tall and still is pretty skinny!  He is getting too big for my lap!  He is still in a size 4 diaper.  Just in the last month his feet grew and skipped a size.  He is now in a size 6 shoe!  Poor thing...we were shoving his feet into 4's!  I think it is about time for him to stop growing!  :o)  If I really would have known that he would have grown this fast and become so busy I would have snuggled a lot more when he was a baby!  :o)  
  • He is loving to color right now, but we have to watch him or he will eat the crayons.  He is very busy and keeps both Matt and I on our toes!  He loves the water...we got him a $10 baby pool at Walmart and it has been the best $10 we have ever!  He loves the pool!  I have a feeling that is where we will be spending most of the summer!  I am hoping to make it to the beach this summer!  I think he will love the sand and water!  
  • My favorite thing he has started to do is just come over to you and give random hugs and kisses.  It melts me every time.  He can tell you where his nose, eyes, and ears are, but only when he wants too.  He is living up to his name (Kellen means "strong willed")  He does things on his own time!  I am sure that goes for him talking too!  I was a little worried about the lack of words, but he understands everything we say!  I think he really knows "NO" and loves to ignore it!  Haha

What else can I say about Kellen.  He has been such a joy!  He is a blessing that I give thanks for daily.  I know I have said this before, but you really don't know anything about love till you feel the love that you have for your child.  It is so amazing and leaves me speechless and teary eyed almost daily!

Mr. Kellen

You are your mommy's joy and her whole life (and daddy's too).  It has been a joy to be home with you and watch you learn and grow.  You give the greatest hugs and kisses!  Don't ever get too old to give your mommy a hug and a kiss!  You are growing so fast and before I know it I will open my eyes and you will be 16 and asking to take the car somewhere!   I love you boo-boo!  

Love Mommy 

    1 comment:

    1. Love love this blog Stephanie. Such sweet pics and so neat to read all your feelings...we are at the same point I feel like with our kids and watching them grow. He is precious and cant wait to see yall again....hopefully soon!!


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