You are 1/2 way between 1 & 2. You have come a long way from that little guy who was afraid of the frosting on his 1st birthday cake. You sill don't like your hands to get overly involved in your meals but you will at least pick SOME food up & you are getting really good with a fork.Today at your check up the doctor asked me if you run & auntie Kayci & I laughed out loud. I think you are only not running when someone is holding your hand or when you are sitting. This could be why you are still so tiny weighing in at 20 lbs 9 oz.
You are learning new words everyday & I stopped writing down those words once you hit 60 because it was too hard to keep track. You have discovered how delicious fresh picked oranges are & refer to them as orange juice. You used to just ask for food but now you actually ask for particular foods like Yo-Yo, Toast, Peas, Nanas & Asparagus to name just a few. You choose the books we read to you at bedtime & when you are done with something you are done. This can be as nice as saying "no more" to things or as annoying as pushing the chewed up food you no longer want out of your mouth. You are all about the bubble bath. Your bubble soap has Elmo on the bottle so when we start your bath you point & say Elmo, Elmo, Elmo until we give in & add some bubbles. Right now we find this persistence sweet but I think we are well on our way to those terrible twos when things like your opinions are not going to be so cute.ADVENTUROUS. That's the word I would use to describe you. Climbing the ladders at the park, going down slides alone, bouncing in the bouncy house & loving the "big kid" swings.You have definitely come to realize that Joey is here to stay. You are more cuddly with your mommy & daddy than ever (not that we are complaining) but this also means you are waking up crying for us in the middle of the night more often. You love your brother & whenever I take a photo of him you want to be part of the pic too which sometimes drives me a little nuts but then I sometimes get lucky & capture moments like this. So Johnnie enjoy your 18 month birthday & of course your very OWN day of photographs.