Fifteen months old on the 15th--Branner is another month older! I am amazed at how much he is learning literally every single day! He can now tell me if he needs his diaper changed when asked, is responding to simple questions/commands and can do a whole host of things when Barry or I ask him to. We have been enjoying as much time outside as possible and are very thankful for sunny days, nice weather, walks and trips to the park. B is already in LOVE with the outdoors! He is becoming such a big boy, and new aspects of his personality continue to shine through a little more every day! He is a happy, social, strong-willed and independent boy. We continue to enjoy him more and more as time goes by and we feel so grateful and blessed by his presence in our family, home and lives.
Likes: Walking, running, walking backwards (he has become REALLY into it these past couple of weeks), dancing, "singing," TALKING (dada, daddy, mama, baba, cat, dog, that?!, Dirk--which is one of our friend's names, uh huh, cracker, etc., etc.), imitating noises, giving hugs and kisses, "cheers"-ing with his sippy cup, exploring the yard, doing puzzles, reading books, wagon rides, Cozy Coupe rides, bike rides with Barry, baths, Little People toys, being outside, playing with Bailey, going to the park, other children and people, asking "That?!," pointing, Gigi's Pig, cars (he can make a vroom-vroom sound now while playing with them), balls, trains, balloons, cookies, figuring out how things work, blocks, "driving" the boat, dogs and cats (he loves pointing them out when we see one), greenway walks and visits with Gigi and Big Papa.
Dislikes: Having his hair washed, not being able to stand on his table and chairs, trips to the mall, being told no.
Food: His current favorites include popcorn shrimp, chicken, fish sticks, hot dogs, meatballs, ham, turkey, whole wheat crackers (??!!), squeezable fruit/veggie mixes, broccoli, peas and carrots, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, apples, french fries (on the rare occasion he gets them), yogurt, Boursin cheese on crackers, pancakes and Nilla Wafers.
Clothing Sizes: 12-18 months in shirts/tops, 9-12 months in pants/shorts, 4.5-5 in shoes (just bought him 3 new pairs in the last week including a pair of TOMS, which are SO CUTE. I have a problem).