16 Months

Dear Emery Jack,

I have officially started my new job at Ash Grove teaching third grade. I have to say that as much as I was ready to have a job and get out of the house a little, I miss you so terribly much. Some days I have breakdowns and daddy has to reassure me that I’m doing the right thing. I know that we both needed this, and you absolutely LOVE your daycare, but some days I wonder why I’m taking time away from my own baby to stay with 18 other kids. I know the answer to this question, It’s because some of these kids get all the attention and love from school not from home. As sad as it is Emery Jack, not all parents take care of, or love their children as much as your dad and I love you. You are such a lucky boy! We are very lucky parents.
This month has been full of changes! You started daycare full-time and so far we’ve been doing great with that. I started work this month and then a week after I went to work it was your dad’s turn. We have settled, for the most part, into our new schedules.
You are really working hard on saying words and some new words that popped out this month were: Meow which sounds like Noooowwww, Hi which sounds like Hiiieeeeee and you put anything you can to your ear and talk into it like a cell phone, E is what you call all of your foam letters for the bath, You have really been saying daddy lately and it sounds like daDEE.
You are also quite the imitator. We have a dvd in our cabinet at home and you always look for the Wild Kingdom DVD with the Cheetah and Gorilla on the front, then you point to the cheetah and growl and point to the gorilla and bounce up and down doing monkey noises. You are such a silly boy.
You have started teething again and earlier this month you finally got your 6th tooth so you’re even again. You have 4 on top and 2 on bottom, but you’re getting 2 more right now and you have been a cranky boy lately.
Your Aunt Stori got you a tractor that is a power wheel and you push a button on the steering wheel to make it go, you LOVE IT! You’ve just started to get into riding on things and this tractor blows bubbles while you drive, which is something else that you’re very much into right now.
Last month we got you some fish because we took back the puppies we thought we needed and apparently giving back the dogs was a good decision because we’ve successfully killed all of your fish. 🙁 We bought 4 more fish and 4 days later we have 1 fish, 1 snail, 1 shrimp and a sucker fish. At least dad and I have managed to keep you up and going. 🙂
Emery Jack every day we love you so much more than the last. I cannot wait to see what then next year brings us!
We love you to the MOOOON and back!

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