Monday, August 17, 2009

18 Months

The last few months have been challenging. You test your boundaries minute by minute. I would say the last few weeks have been harder than having a newborn. I tell you no and you look at me with your big blue innocent eyes and give me a look that speaks loud and clear, "You wanna bet Momma." Unfortunately for you your Momma has the same big blue eyes, my look back to you speaks just as loud, "Just try me little man." AND, you do try me. Not just once, usually several times. It is exhausting. My love for you is what keeps me from wavering.
You are quite the little character. When grocery shopping you stand in the back and wave at everyone like you are in a parade. You wink. You have started singing (be still my heart). Dayton is your best friend and you are Dayton's nemesis. You like to sit on him, poke at his eyes, take his food, throw his ball, and repeatedly run your trucks in him. I just can't figure out why he doesn't like you.
We had pictures taken this last week and I was so nervous. Any mother with a toddler, I am sure can understand. You just never know what to expect. Jenny Collier did an awesome job. The session was so laid back. You must check out the sneak preview and slide show at I highly recommend Jenny. Once I got over my anxiety, it was a lot of fun. Thanks Jenny!


jen said...

Thanks for the shout out. I had so much fun with you all. And, you're right, Ben has the most beautiful eyes. Everyone that I've showed his photos to says so!

Thanks again Amy, John, and Ben.

Jennifer said...

The waving that he does is hard to explain unless you see him in person. Sooooo cute!!! Toddlers wear me OUT. I have now come to the conclusion that I AM a baby person, it is the toddler phase I could skip out on :) Glad I have a sister with a listening ear and is in the trenches with me!

amy said...

beautiful pictures amy! i feel like i know him in real life through those gorgeous blue eyes of his!