Another summer is coming to an end, well it still feels like summer outside here in Georgia, but fall is slowly making its way in. I have to say this summer went by entirely too fast! We had a couple of wonderful visits from my family out west. A wonderful new addition to our family here in the south, and lots of good quality time with all. We enjoyed a few afternoons at the pool, some splashing in the back yard, and lots of toddler led discovering outside.
Conor grew. He grew, and he grew, and HE GREW! We just took him to his 18 month checkup, where the big guy weighed in at 34 pounds, and 33 inches tall. He’s still the same happy, healthy boy we’ve come to love more and more everyday! Seriously, I never knew I could unconditionally love someone this much. This summer has come with a lot of physical and mental leaps, which are exciting and trying on all of us. In the end though, even on our hardest days of parenting this little guy always knows how to put a smile on our face.
He’s learned how to run, and play. He’s very curious, thoughtful, and observant. He loves to take things apart, figure out how they work, and put them back together. His aunt says he’s on track to be an engineer.
His current favorites include watching this. He’s mastered this. He can also put together some simple puzzles, and enjoys throwing things in the trash. Instead of riding he’d rather push his bike and car around. He also enjoys playing with the last few decorative items in the house I’ve left at his level, and getting into the dogs crate. We like to read Goodnight Moon, Curious George, and The Rainbow Fish, these 3 have been in heavy rotation at bedtime recently.
He isn’t talking yet, and by that I mean he isn’t using a lot of words we understand. He says a few words, definitely uses his voice to tell us how he’s feeling. The doctor says in the next 6 months his vocabulary will really develop. I’m looking forward to hearing what he’s got to say. He’s a funny guy, who knows, we might have a comedian on our hands.
It’s been a great summer, it went fast, but I think that is just how time goes when you are watching your little one grow and trying to hang on to each an every moment. I’m looking forward to fall. Looking forward to cooler weather, Halloween and Turkey day, spending some more time at home, working on some exciting new projects, and just spending more quality time with family and friends.