baby james (19 months)

It seems like the months are going faster and faster and our little guy is growing awfully fast.  He’s still a happy guy but will definitely voice his frustration if he doesn’t get his way or can’t figure something out.

James’ vocabulary is growing rapidly and being able to communicate together is just awesome.   We have actual conversations now.  In the morning they go something like this:
James:  “Pancakes, pancakes.  Milk, milk”
Me:  “You’re ready for pancakes and milk?
James:  “Yeah”
Me:  “Would you like a banana too?”
James:  “Banana!”
He was in great hands with my brother, sister, and mother in law when my husband and I went out of town recently.  He had a great time- absolutely loves Mexican food (rice and beans).  I love that they sent me text pictures the whole time we were gone so we could see how much fun he was having. 

He even slept well (of course with Monkey and Wubby).

But I thought the “cousins in the bathtub” was just too cute!  Mohawks and all. 

Back at home, James says “cook, cook” to let me know he wants to help in the kitchen.  His first chocolate chip cookies.

He had a great time at his little cousin’s first birthday party.

He’s doing great in school and comes home singing Itsy Bitsy Spider, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and is trying to count to ten in English and Spanish.  He also’s getting really good at the alphabet.  We practice saying his teachers names and bless his heart he’s trying.  He says his teachers names:
Anna “Anna”
Lilliana “Anna”
Paloma “Po-nana” 
He loves to read and likes to identify all the animals or whatever he’s looking at.  When he sees the lion or tiger he says, “Roar!!”  He’s naming body parts and climbing up and down the stairs (with assistance).  
And back to the kitchen. 

He makes a mess, but is also my best helper.

Then, the other morning, while I was busy cleaning the kitchen, I turned around to find this.  

He had fished out the empty peanut butter jar from the TRASH can, opened the lid, and was eating it!  

Ahhh!!!  Oh, and he’s 25 pounds now!  We love you James!
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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!

32 Comments

  1. Bless you for showing us that your kitchen gets messy sometimes too!! I have drooled over your spotless kitchen so many times… πŸ™‚
    James is absolutely darling!! I have pictures of my (then) 1 year old dipping into the peanut butter as well. So funny and so cute!

  2. What a cutie! We just celebrated our little guys 1st birthday. It's so exciting to see what type of progress we might see in a few months.

    It's amazing how fast time flies.

  3. OH Megan, he is just so so sweet! And handsome too!! Little heart breaker in the making! πŸ™‚

  4. James! You're getting so big!!!! He is so cute, Megan. Liam loves to help in the kitchen too. It's crazy messy but at least it keeps them busy! πŸ™‚

  5. I always love your posts on James! He is so cute!! Would you tell James I would love a batch of "his" chocolate chip cookies! Too funny about the peanut butter. Thanks for sharing all the photos.

  6. that video is adorable! he's so cute! i agree with you the months do seem to be going by to fast!!

  7. Ugh. He melts me heart. So darling. I just want to hug him. It goes by so quickly. I love that you are enjoying all of it.

  8. Love the updates on James! Reid loves to put away cups from the dishwasher too! The only problem is he is always trying to unload it, even when it is dirty. Oh well. πŸ™‚ The vocabulary surge is amazing isn't it?

  9. What a sweet post – James seems like such a happy boy. How lucky we are to see these little ones grow and learn.

  10. That peanut butter picture is priceless! Looks like I need to get a step stool so sterling can help in the kitchen! Great idea!

  11. Just precious!! I cherish those days..chubby feet, lil helpers and playtime with playmates.
    Enjoy your day and thanks for sharing his smile with us
    Maureen

  12. He is so adorable! And I LOVE that you let him help you cook, too! Lillie LOVES helping in the kitchen and even though it makes everything take about twenty times longer it is so much fun, isn't it?

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