Tuesday, August 27, 2013

To My Baby Bear at 18 Months

Today you are 18 months old. One short year ago this is how you looked:

And now you've grown into a child…skipping right past toddlerhood into the realm of preschooler.  

You wear baseball caps, drive tiny matchbox cars, color pictures, sing songs & climb up our jungle gym all by yourself. So I wanted to take a moment and share with you some of my favorite things about you, MRB, at 18 months old.

  • You idolize your big brother and insist upon doing just about everything he does.

  • When you say "juice" you pucker your luscious little lips together in the most adorable way.

  • When you are uncomfortable you come to me and ask "uppy". I pick you up then you rest your head upon me and pat my chest with your hand saying, "mommy, mommy" looking for affirmation that the situation is safe & more importantly, I'm not leaving. I pray I never forget what it feels like to hold you during these moments.

  • Your true love is a pink lawn flamingo or "Mingo" as you've named her. She use to reside in Gma's garden & now is at the lake. You've inflicted quite a bit of damage on Mingo, to the point where she only resembles her former self thanks to packing tape. I have to say, you are lucky you're Bopi's namesake or else you'd be in a world of trouble for damaging Dolores the Flamingo AKA "Mingo".

This is just a brief glimpse into the strong willed, vibrant, loving and down right adorable little boy you are. I hope these next 6 months pass slowly as I'm just not ready to close the book on your babyhood. 

All My Love-


  1. Your post made me want to cry. Enjoy every single second of that babyhood! My boys are 7 and 9 and that time went incredibly fast. The "mingo" cracks me up! I love it when they have their favorites. My son used to love to stare at the tapestry in our living room. To calm him down when he was upset, I would say "tapestry" and bring him in there to look at it. So funny!

    1. Oh my Shelley the tapestry story is too cute. You will have to gift that to him when he gets married:)


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