At almost 16 months Blake is very active. He definitely keeps us on our toes. This is what our active boy is up to! He moves toys so that he is able to climb on them and reach things he wants. Turns lights on and off! Moves chairs to climb/stand on the table. He totally knows he isn't supposed too and gets the cutest smirk while he is climbing. Sometimes he gets himself into some tight spots and has to have Mommy come rescue him! Blake is so much more active than James was at the same age. James was wild, but Blake is constantly moving, climbing and being active. The boys are playing more and more together which is so fun to see. Blake is up for anything James wants to do! Another example of getting into a tight spot and not being able to get out. He is so busy moving that he isn't talking yet. He still only says Mama and Dada, but is really starting to babble and point at things. He definitely gets his point across without words. Blake has all 4 one year molars and has 12 teeth so far. He still takes a morning and afternoon nap when we are home, but only an afternoon nap on MWF when he is at school. He finished nursing about a month ago, but his still very attached to his thumb! Blake is tall and skinny. None of the clothes James wore the fall he was 17-20 months fit Blake. You two have totally different body types. Blake is such an easy, fun toddler to be around and we love him so much!
Todd took James to the last ballgame of the season last weekend. James had a great time! These pictures that Todd took are just priceless. They just make me smile! You may be wondering who the lady(Royal's employee) is??? James made a new friend at the game. He is so friendly to everyone and makes new friends everywhere he goes.
James LOVES singing. He is constantly singing. To further his singing talents we signed him up for choir this year at church. His group is 3-5 year olds and called the Sunbeams. He practices Wednesdays from 6:30-7pm. This was there first practice:
James and I went to AZ last weekend to visit family. It has been 2 years since he last went to AZ! We had a great time. He was so excited to ride on the airplane and had been talking for weeks about flying the plane. The people of Southwest were amazing. James got to play in the cockpit before and after the flight. Here he is with the pilot. Happy Traveler! He took his new backpack on the trip. He looked like such a big boy walking through the airport! James and Sarah had so much fun together. They went swimming atleast 3 times.
Friday night we had a birthday party for Shelly. Grandma was over both Friday and Saturday.
Today was the boys first day of school! I tried to snap a few pictures before we left the house which was very challenging...
Both boys did great at drop off. Daddy was able to join us this morning too! We took James to his class first. He walked right in, but turned quickly to give us both hugs goodbye. Next was Blake's turn He did so much better than we expected. He got down and started playing without one tear. One last hug from Mama. Ms Eshelle and Blake! Looking so big! We snuck out while Blake was playing happily so thankfully there were no tears today. I'm not sure I'll be so lucky next time...
Here are a couple videos from when I picked Blake up and when we got home.