baby james (18 months)

A year and a half old! Wow!  It just keeps getting better and better.  
Now James is really starting to talk to us and we actually understand what he’s saying!  Mostly he says “Gabba Gabba” because he wants to watch Yo Gabba Gabba.  Is it any wonder I’m hearing this in my dreams?!?!

James really loves music now and will dance anytime he hears it, doing the famous baby dance, bouncing up and down.  The cutest thing he’s doing lately is trying to snap his fingers- I couldn’t figure out what he was doing when I first saw it, but then realized he’s imitating me!!  

He’s such a little monkey these days too, climbing all over everything!

He threw his first temper tantrum when I pulled him off the table and told him “no”- he was so dramatic, flailing on the floor.  I was stunned at first, because I’ve never seen him do that, so I almost laughed, but held back and tried to ignore it.  Thankfully, it only lasted a few seconds.

Then he played with his crayons and the adorable little crayon holder that Lauren from Whimsy Lane made him.  Thank you Lauren!

Later that day, we must not have pulled the strap tight enough while shopping, because I looked back and saw this.  He was trying to get the Yo Gabba Gabba video in the cart!  Note to self: keep those straps tightened!

Going to restaurants is interesting these days, but we’ve discovered that James loves hummus.  Maybe it’s the dipping.

He’s just a big boy now, sitting up at the table all by himself (but still eats in the high chair).

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 James is still as squirmy as ever and I have to change his diaper and put on his clothes at mock speed.  A sweet blog reader, Rachel, sent me a package of Huggies Little Movers Slip-On Diapers to try- you don’t have to fasten the sides, just pull them up- Genius!!

His vocabulary is expanding by the day too.  It’s so fun to talk to him now and to realize that he understands what we’re saying to him.  
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  1. September 6, 2011 / 3:05 am

    Oh gosh, E LOVES YGG and I think they are quite annoying. But she loves it and it cracks me up to watch her dance so I let her watch it more than I should. 🙂 Them and The Wiggles are constantly in my head. All.DAY.LONG.

  2. September 6, 2011 / 3:19 am

    He is sooo adorable! Both of my boys love Yo Gabba Gabba, and for the life of me I can't figure out why! My youngest is 4 months older than your little one, so i'm right there with you on some of those things!

  3. Chic Coastal Living
    September 6, 2011 / 3:00 am

    Wow! James is looking more and more like a big boy! He's so cute and I'm sure makes each day a blessing for you! Keep up the good work mommy!

  4. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    September 6, 2011 / 3:13 am

    Oh, Megan . . he is so dear. I love them in their little pajamas. He looks so grown up using his new crayon holder. Precious. You are such a great mommy!

  5. Lili
    September 6, 2011 / 3:35 am

    oh my – he's no longer a baby!

  6. Ashley @ The Hillside Home
    September 6, 2011 / 3:46 am

    Time–it is a-flyin'!!!! I think James and Liam would be buds. Liam LOVES Yo Gabba Gabba. And he is a hummus freak. The kid will dip anything in anything. It's nuts.
    James/ little summer haircut is too cute. He is such a little man. 🙂

  7. Allison
    September 6, 2011 / 5:03 am

    I love these posts on James! It's been a delight watching him grow over the months. What a handsome little man he is. So cute sitting at the dining table with his daddy. Love the last photo with his darling plaid shorts and blue crocs. I agree with Courtney – You are a wonderful mommy, Megan.

  8. September 6, 2011 / 10:52 am

    so cute! ash loves that show too!

  9. September 6, 2011 / 11:23 am

    I am having so much fun watching him grow up before my eyes! It definitely brings back memories. 1st temper tantrum, huh? LOL Kate was the worst…she always made me laugh! It was so hard. The next year will be so much fun for you all.

  10. September 6, 2011 / 12:59 pm

    It's so much fun to watch them grow and learn things! 🙂 I have to tell you, you'll be watching Yo Gabba Gabba for some time. My 5 and 3 year old still like it. That show drives me nuts!! I'd rather watch Olivia or The Berenstain Bears or even (God help me) Wonder Pets. 😉

  11. Jenny
    September 6, 2011 / 9:16 am

    Wow, he is getting so big. He's such a handsome little man. 🙂

  12. September 6, 2011 / 3:21 pm

    Adorable! His hair is so blonde now!

  13. September 6, 2011 / 3:50 pm

    He is so cute!! Love the little crayon holder. He looks like such a big boy sitting at the table!

  14. Sarah@totalbassetcase
    September 6, 2011 / 2:03 pm

    Too cute!!

    I think when I do have children Ill have a hard time holding back laughter when they throw a fit!

    And I love that he was trying to sneak the Yo Gabba Gabba dvd into the cart! Too funny!

  15. Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!}
    September 6, 2011 / 2:44 pm

    He gets cuter and cuter every month too! He looks a lot like you in these pics.

  16. September 6, 2011 / 11:01 pm

    He's so cute! He looks more and more like you the older he gets. That crayon holder is adorable!

  17. Andrea
    September 6, 2011 / 7:02 pm

    the yo gabba gabba thing cracks me up because ava requests it too! it's crazy. and i was huming and singing in my head gabba gabba songs in target this weekend….i know the feeling. 🙂

    he's getting so cute and so big!!

  18. September 9, 2011 / 4:08 am

    What a gorgeous little man! And your blog is beautiful! I have two kids as well, boy is 2 1/2 and baby girl 🙂 Love them! And your house looks amazing:)

  19. Michaela
    September 13, 2011 / 5:37 pm

    I love that you're starting to be able to understand him! He's so darling…keeps getting more handsome every month! Heartbreaker (:

  20. AnaLisa
    October 1, 2011 / 5:22 pm

    James is adorable and I love that crayon holder! …catching up on my blog reading, can you tell?

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