I just cannot believe that Banks is 18 months old! He is just so much fun these days. He's really into books again...which is great, however, I am VERY tired of reading his favorites over and over again. He is also into music. And asks to listen to it. Matt has been dreading this day since before Banks was born, but I will say that Banks is just as happy to jam out to Kings of Leon as he is to his children's CD's! He loves animals and farmers and tractors. And Sesame Street. We have a few Sesame Street books and Banks managed to learn the names of all the characters. So I TiVo'd a few episodes and he loves them...you know, all five seconds of what he'll sit through. He's saying pretty much anything we ask him to say...just in his own little way. We were all under the weather last week and Matt told Banks he was supposed to say "bless you" after someone sneezed. Sweet thing says "bess you" now after anyone coughs, clears their throat or sneezes. He's got the bases covered!
I've made it a tradition to celebrate half birthdays! Last year, we had a big family get together to celebrate his first half birthday. This year it was just us but we made the day special.
We got him a new pop-up book (his latest obsession) and a puzzle. He's totally mastered all his other puzzles so I thought I was buying one that was a little more challenging. Not so much. He got it right the very first time.
Reading his new book with Daddy.