baby james (15 months)

Our sweet baby boy turned 15 months on June 4th.  He is just his own little guy, full of curiosity, independence, and determination.  I’m so happy that he still likes to be held, but sometimes, just as quickly, wants to be put down.  He loves to climb up onto the couch, and then climb back down.
His independence is fierce at mealtimes, so he feeds himself- no matter how messy it gets. 

Nothing a little bath can’t fix:)  And boy does he love the bath!  He comes running into the bathroom as soon as he hears the water running and tries to hike his leg over the tub and get in!
He’s the same way with the blow-up pools. 

The backyard is especially fun.  He’s at that age where he loves to put something in a container, then take it back out.  Like dirt into a pan, clothes into a laundry basket, or just handing me rock and twigs from our yard.
He’s go, go, go all day, but still gets tired for (usually) two naps a day (10:30 and 2:00ish).  He recently started going to bed at 7:00 instead of 6:00 since I like to spend time with him when I get home from work.   
I try to keep his pacifiers in his crib, but he throws them overboard when he wakes up.  Here he is with 3- a signal to mama that he’s tired!  He went down for a nap right after I snapped this pic!
And he’s still all about my cell phone.  Check this out!  I’m pretty floored at how much and how quickly babies learn these things- I didn’t intentionally teach him this! 

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And this day at the park was hilarious!  There was a little boy playing in the water fountain because the water was splashing onto the pavement.  After watching from afar for a few minutes, James joined in.  I had planned to take him out to lunch after the park, but figured that I couldn’t interrupt all the soaking-wet fun he was having.  These moments are too precious.  He looks like such a little boy (as opposed to a baby!) lined up with those other boys at the water fountain!
Man, I love this little guy.  He’s still singing the ABC’s- getting closer to G now, and also sings, “Row, row, row” and puts his mouth in the cutest “oh” shape to sing it.  I melt.  And he loves to hide in this little spot in my closet behind my hanging scarves in my closet while I get ready.  
If we’re home and he doesn’t see Jimmy for awhile, he runs around the house looking for him, shouting, “Da, Da!!!!” So cute!  He’s also got a “wubby” a blanket and stuffed monkey that he’ll carry around with him at home.  
I just can’t believe how well we can communicate already.  He understands so much when we talk to him.  He’ll follow simple commands like, “shut the door” and “show me your belly” (that’s one of his faves:)  We’re working on other body parts now- I’m kinda over him lifting up my shirt to pat my belly!
He talks constantly- to anyone who will engage him.  If he catches someone’s eye in the grocery store, before I know it, they’re flirting and giggling with each other.  I can’t take him anywhere!!  🙂 
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  1. June 9, 2011 / 1:17 pm

    My son is about the same age and it's such a fun time. They start talking up a storm and they can get in to EVERYTHING! I love seeing their personalities developing.

  2. June 9, 2011 / 1:27 pm

    What a little sweet pea! Reading about James makes me so excited to have kids someday! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing Megan.

  3. June 9, 2011 / 3:03 pm

    Where did the time go? He is definitely turning into that sweet toddler, no more baby! Love the pacis…Elie had to always have 3, one in her mouth, one in each hand. I so loved when mine first learned to talk (now I can't shut them up! LOL) Heading over to Shellie's.

  4. Chic Coastal Living
    June 9, 2011 / 10:26 am

    He's ADORABLE!

  5. amber
    June 9, 2011 / 11:13 am

    what a cutie!!! love all the photos, especially when he gets the spoon! ha!

  6. Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair
    June 9, 2011 / 11:22 am

    Megan you must be so proud as he is SO gorgeous!!
    Lots of love to you!
    PS: I'm having a giveaway today on – do come and check it out xx

  7. June 9, 2011 / 5:04 pm

    He's so cute Megan! My little girl is about to be a year old! I can't believe it! Time flies by!

  8. christine, just bella
    June 9, 2011 / 1:43 pm

    Such a proud mama, and you should be he is adorable and sounds like such a sweetie 🙂

  9. Elsa
    June 9, 2011 / 1:55 pm

    What a high tech cutie! I'm loving your new blog layout!

  10. Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!}
    June 9, 2011 / 3:54 pm

    Gah!!! That little punkin gets cuter every month!

    I'll send Sloan down to push the bullies on the playground for him! 😉 Good talk today, good talk.

  11. Paula Jo @ Outdoor Garden Decor
    June 9, 2011 / 4:58 pm

    He is so cute. Reminds me of my grandson who is 2 yrs. old now. Whenever, I watch him, all I have to ask him is if he is ready for his bath, and he runs to the tub. They are so cute at this age, and learning so much. I can imagine all the smiles you have in a day, with something that he comes up with. Amazing, isn't it?

  12. Natalie
    June 9, 2011 / 7:48 pm

    He is so darn cute! He and sterling are so alike! Loving the cell phones, baths and pools! We are still on two naps a day too and I love it! Our boys need their beauty sleep!

  13. Allison
    June 9, 2011 / 8:07 pm

    He is just so cute, Megan. Adorable. I have to say he's better at that cell phone than I am! It's amazing how fast they learn. It's always enjoyable to see your posts about James and watch him grow up. Great guest post at A la Mode today!

  14. Lauren {whimsy lane}
    June 9, 2011 / 9:54 pm

    How cute is he!? Seriously those blue eyes! You really do have one adorable baby 🙂

  15. Lili
    June 9, 2011 / 11:13 pm

    he's just so precious! such a big boy already!

  16. Carmel @ Our Fifth House
    June 10, 2011 / 4:29 am

    He's such a cutie! The picture of him with three pacifiers – precious!

  17. June 11, 2011 / 2:16 am

    Congrats on your 1st year! I love reading your blog, especially because I have a 14 mo so I enjoy comparing what my baby does with yours. Mine only naps once a day but at least is a long one (2 to 2/12 hours) 😉

  18. Michaela
    June 13, 2011 / 4:56 am

    He just keeps getting cuter and cuter!!

  19. June 14, 2011 / 12:55 am

    He is so adorable! I am so excited about our little boy making his arrival in a few weeks!

  20. emily
    June 14, 2011 / 3:40 am

    So adorable! I am loving that picture of him with his pacifiers in his room — so sweet (and tired!).

  21. June 23, 2011 / 6:50 am

    he is absolutely cute! soo adorable!

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