Tuesday, May 22, 2012


I couldn't decide how I wanted to handle these monthly posts once Paxton turned one, but I figured that while I might regret not doing it, I probably wouldn't regret doing it. So, here's what Paxton is up to this month:

-standing alone for as long as he wants to. He doesn't fall anymore, when he's done he can sit or squat.

-holds his arms up when we tell him to and points to his tummy when we ask. He will also hold his arms up when he tell him "skin the rabbit" to take his shirt off.

-obsessed with walking behind push toys or anything else he can scoot and walk with (including kitchen chairs). He has taken one or two steps several times now and will even take a step between the couch and ottoman but he still isn't walking. He also loves when we hold his hand and walk with him.

-has added "mama" and "nigh nigh" (which we don't know the translation of). When we ask him if he wants a new diaper he will say "di-di". He usually says "dada" for outside but will sometimes take a second to think and say "ou-sah".

-sleeping around 12 hours a night (9-9) and taking about an hour-long nap at 11:00 and a two hour nap at 3:00.

-wants to be outside all the time. He will bang on the screen door and squeal or pull up to the back door and rattle the knob. He cries when he comes in unless he hears bath water.

-has started interacting with Scarlett a lot. He plays with her tail and pokes her eyes and pets her. She is really patient with him, but we will probably need to start working on him to be gentle with her.

-has mastered the bear crawl and will do that on cement or grass. He's now fully mobile outside. He will also crawl in and out of his kiddie pool.

-gets emotionally overwhelmed if he hasn't seen me for a little while and then he sees me. He will laugh and then cry and then go back to laughing.

-loves sweet potato fries and regular fries, cheeseburgers, mandarin oranges, bananas, yogurt and pasta with marinara. He would be happy with a meat-free life...we have to sneak his meat in. He also isn't crazy about strawberries. He had an enchilada at Bevynne's graduation lunch and scarfed it down.

-has just figured out that he can stand up without pulling up. He will just be sitting on the ground and then pop up.

-gets so excited when he sees his daddy. He always says "dada!!!" and gets the biggest smile when he first sees him.

-loves when we make his stuffed animals or other toys give him kisses. He will not give me kisses unless he's in a super playful mood and then he makes it into a game.

-he will not drink his sippy cup of milk when I rock him at night unless I'm singing to him. He will take the cup out of his mouth and look at me and wait until I start singing. Sometimes he will open his mouth really wide to make me laugh and then he cracks up. I think sometimes Jared thinks we're crazy when we're in there just cracking up together.

I know I say this every month, but this is my favorite stage. I love watching him learn to talk and am excited to see him learn to walk. His personality is really starting to show, he loves to be wild and make us laugh. He has definite preferences and will get frustrated when he doesn't get what he wants. We are constantly surprised by things he figures out (like that rattling the door knob is the way to open it). We love him an awful lot!

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