Friday, August 20, 2010

Growing Up

I realize that I have yet to post on our Larson Family Ranch trip this year...but all the pictures are on Nathan's computer and whenever I sit down to do it I realize it's at school with him. So in an effort to not get too far behind I'm going to go on with my regular posts and I'll be sure to go back and do the Ranch one later. Although not much has even happened since we got back from Utah, to be honest. We've just been hanging out and relaxing as much as possible while it's still 110 degrees outside (unfortunately we've still got 2-3 more months of heat to go). I took Sawyer in for his 15 month check-up a couple weeks late. He got sick the week after we got back and as a result experienced his first ear we waited until the antibiotics were finished to go back for his well-check. Either way, here are his stats...

weight: 25.6 lbs (63%)
height: 33.5 inches (97%) !!!
Head: 47.5 cm (61 %)

So there you have it...he's tall and skinny like his daddy.

Overall I have been so happy with Sawyer lately. Not that he doesn't always make me happy, but you definitely go through more trying periods here and there. I feel like one of the most difficult times for us was between 11 and 15 months. He's been mobile (and by mobile I mean, out of control!) forever already...and that combined with his lack of understanding and inability to follow directions or reason with us has made for an interesting time. But I feel like he is finally rounding a corner here. Within the past few weeks I've noticed that he's become a bit more obedient. Not that we still don't experience the temper tantrums and the independence struggles...because we do. But he's just been a little sweeter and a little happier playing on his own lately...and for that I've been so grateful. He gives the best hugs ever...and he gives them all the time! And he's obsessed with shoes right now. I can't tell you how many times a day he comes walking out of my closet with my shoes on looking so proud of himself. We haven't seen much in the way of words yet...but I can tell it's coming. Lots of babbling around here. He dances all the time! The second he hears any music, even from a commercial, he starts bobbing his head and bending his knees. He does this little 'dance walk' where he walks around all hunched over and bouncing...pretty hilarious actually. And he recently learned a new move-- 'spinning' in circles. He's just such a funny kid. We love him so much.

This was coming back from the pool one day...aren't the sunglasses awesome?! (Not to mention the tie-dye shirt that I made him at the ranch!)

These are daddy's sunglasses...just a little big.
This kid will climb into anything he can! My mom always told me I did the same thing.
We were at the local splash pad and Sawyer made a friend...I thought they were so cute together.
Two things to point out, Sawyer's cheeks get super flushed within seconds of being in the heat here....two, this was at our park at 7 PM!! Still above 100 degrees... That's just wrong.


Isac and Jen Simpson said...

Great post jess! sawyer is getting to be such a big boy....loved all the pics:)

Kristie said...

i just love him so much--and i never get tired of hearing all the fun stories!!!

Sabine Schindler said...

I was so happy to see that you posted a new blog.
Not that I sit in front of the computer all day long waiting... :o) But It's just so great to see all the pictures and read the fun stories. I just love my little Sawyer (and Jakey :o) so much!
I loved the picture with the friend he made, especially his tummy and his cute feet in his new sandals.
Love his flushed face (poor guy), him pointing out something saying "deesh" ( I'm guessing).
Him sitting in the pot is def a Jess thing. Ha!
The sunglasses are awesome! Just love everything!! :o)

The Thelins said...

Love this post. Funniest thing is- I would love to be in that weather. I feel like that is exactly how August was meant to be :) Call it the Vegas in me. Love all the pictures of your handsome little man. He's such a cutie!

Kathryn said...

I LOVE him!! More videos, please! :)