15 Months Old!

Dear Emery Jack,

You have hit a milestone, 15 months old today that is CRAZY! I know I say this with every month’s post, but you really are growing at a crazy speed. Next Wednesday we will be going for your 15 month check up at the doctor and seeing how much you’ve grown, I’m sure it’s a lot. You somewhere within the last few weeks have transformed from a sweet little baby to a very independent toddler.

You are obsessed with your shoes, I think because you know that when you have them on you get to go places, so you bring them to me at least 5 times a day to wear them. I tease with you and put them on my toes and you point to them and start talking. “Mom, cut the crap these are my shoes and I’d appreciate it if you’d put them where they belong so we can get on with our day.”

You’ve discovered that peek-a-boo is a game that can be played endlessly and still be as surprising as the first time. “Oh, you’re still behind your hands? Mom, you are a riot!”

This month your dad and I lost our minds and went crazy for less than 24 hours when we decided to get you not one, but two puppies! It was exciting at first, but later when we were trying to keep an eye on 3 toddlers we decided that we were not ready for this crazy change and took your “sisters” back that very next morning, as early as we could. That mistake won’t be made again for a very long time.

Instead, we decided to get you a fish tank and it has been so much fun watching you walk up to the fish tank and wave at the fish that we’ve named Thomas, Kipper, Nina, and Star- All the names of your favorite cartoon characters. 🙂 These fish don’t cry at night or potty on the floor, so I’d say they were a good investment.

This month also marked the first night EVER that you were away from your Mommy. For your Great-Grandpa’s 70th Birthday your dad and I flew to Sedona, Arizona for three days and were away from you from Thursday morning to Sunday morning. I was SO sad the entire time we were away from you. And the night before we left I had a small anxiety attack for having to leave you for so long. I wanted to you to understand that we didn’t leave for good and was so worried that you wouldn’t take it very well. You did fabulous though! You stayed with your Aunt Stori and Cousin’s Maggie and Macee. You had so much fun swimming and going to garage sales and probably eating things that I normally wouldn’t allow…. that you weren’t worried that mom and dad haven’t been around for 3 days. You were very glad to see us that Sunday morning that we came back, and I cannot even begin to tell you how happy we were to see you! The trip was good for dad and I, but we would have preferred that you be there with us.

That week I told you that you couldn’t mess with the bookshelf at our house, and you replied with a “NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!” while you were pointing at me and shaking your finger. I tried really hard not to laugh, but it was so funny. Miss Sharon at daycare also said that she could tell you had spent the weekend with older kids, because you were being very assertive. Oy! The terrible two’s are right around the corner.

That very next weekend you went to Butler with your dad to see your Great Grandma who had just been let out of the hospital after a surgery, and I stayed home to have a yard sale that we had been planning for quite awhile. Dad came home early on Saturday and you got to stay an extra night with your Grandma and Grandpa Jennings because they really wanted to have you for one night by themselves. You had a great time.

I cannot believe that we’re already in the sleep over stages. You are growing too fast Emery and I need you to slow down just a little bit 🙂

I love you to the MOON and Back!



(You were so happy to have us home. You fell asleep on my lap, and later watched daddy play angry birds. 🙂 )

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