We are trying to give up the bottle. Well, we have given up the bottle. But Brad has had a difficult time completely switching over to sippy cups. He won't drink out of them if they have a hard top. So pretty much he still have a bottle... baby steps. He probably also drinks too much milk and not enough food. But baby steps, once again. It's just hard to give up the snuggles of the morning as he sleepily drinks he milk.
If I was to try and describe Brad at this age it would be to say, he doesn't stop moving. He loves to explore anything and everything. If there is something new or different in the room he is all over it in two seconds flat. Luckily he is finally starting to get over the put everything in his mouth every second. Now it's every other second, but it's a start. But here is an example of his exploring.
We put this bookshelf in so we could have another place high enough for Brad to not reach. Of course right after we put it in, Brad figured out how to climb on the couch, to the end table, to the shelf. (Don't worry that end table is now gone so Brad can't hang out on that ledge any more)
I think it must be a term my mom came up with, a nudelette. (Nude - el - ette). It means a young baby in the nude. And Brad loves to be one. His absolute favorite. If he is every cranky all one must do is take off all his clothes and he will be extremely happy.
On the drive home from the doctors office, Brad started screaming. (Never happens, he usually loves riding in the car and just watching the world go by.) So I pulled over to see this.
Gross I know, sorry. But that face!!!! He was so confused what happened!
We didn't have any type of toy box so I started putting Brad's toys in a box from Costco. He loves it. It's like his own little play pen. All the time we will find him sitting in the box playing with his toys.
Just a couple of pictures of sweet Brad when he wants to rest his head and snuggle.
I find this hilarious. Brad can't go to nursery until he is 18 months. Lots of parents have to worry about their kid not wanting to go to nursery. Often times 18 month olds cry the whole time. Brad can't wait to get in there.
Brad went with me on my 8 miler run the other Saturday. I love taking him because it is a beautiful run. He loves seeing all the dogs. He always barks at them. But more often than not, in the end he always falls asleep.
Just a few more precious pictures.
Brad caught a virus the other day. The only way I could get him to stop crying at 4 am was to watch Elmo. It was the first time I have shown him Elmo on TV. (He loves the Tickle Me Elmo doll at Grandmas.) He laughed every time Elmo laughed.
I was trying to weed the front yard on Saturday while Jason was working in the garage. Neither places were safe for Brad to roam freely. We live on a seriously busy (4 lane 45 mph speed limit) road. Brad loves to make a mad dash for the road any time he is free. Luckily it is a little bit of a hill to get up to the road which slows him down, but still. Terrifying. Jason has even had to wake me up in a night terror screaming, "Where's Brad?" because in my dream he was going out into the road. It's awful. But anyway. I only tell you how terrible to justify this next picture. Our attempt to let Brad play in our front yard while I weed.
Jason was so excited to take Brad to a car show. Clearly Brad was very into it.
And lastly, this little boy as always just melts our hearts every single second of every single day.