Layt, you are one busy bee. You are such a momma's boy, and I love it! You follow me around quite a bit. However, when you aren't doing that, you can really play. I love to catch you playing and just watch you (and take your picture).
You are such a good eater. It is nice to know that you will pretty much eat whatever we put in front of you--especially when your brother and sister are slightly more picky! I know that this may not always be the case, but I am enjoying watching you enjoy your food! Ha! Here you are with Hannah and Linc one afternoon eating a popcorn snack together.
You haven't gotten into tv yet and I am okay with that! You usually won't sit in front of the tv for long at all.
We got a little bit of snow one day this month and I had to let you check it out.
You thought it was so neat!
You are saying a few more words, but still don't talk a lot. You say "sticky" when your hands are sticky and you want me to clean you up. You say "dog" when you see a dog. You say "ball". You say "Don't know?" and hold your hands out when you don't know where something is. It is the cutest thing. You say this a lot. You say "bible" sometimes.
You are still super friendly to people. You wave and give them the sweetest smile. Lots of people comment on how cute you are. You have the cutest walk with your little short legs. I just love to watch you strut around.
When we are in the car and you see a white Suburban drive by that looks like your Daddy's, you start saying "Daddy Daddy!" You think it is him and get so excited. This is because one time it was him and you thought that was the coolest thing.
One of my favorite things about you right now is how you pat me on the back when I pick you up. Sometimes you will rub me on the back. Oh, this just melts my heart. You are so loving and so sweet. You still love to give me hugs. You wrap your arms around me and lay your head on my shoulder.
I ask you often if you are my buddy and you shake your head yes. I am looking forward to being with just you all day next year. We are really going to be best buddies, but we do need to find you a little buddy your own age to play with too!
When you want to go somewhere, you go find your shoes and hand them to me. You love love to be outside. You have gotten so brave at Rock Creek. You can climb up the stairs and go to the next level up. You are not scared.
At night, you love to get in Lincoln's bed and read a story. When we are done and I tell Lincoln to pray, you have started folding your hands and bowing your head. So cute. At the dinner table, you always hold your hands out to your Daddy and I when we say it is time to say the prayer. Most of the time you will hold them for a minute and then let go for a second and then grab them again. One night, while you were holding our hands and Hannah was praying, I heard you say, "Yum!" I peaked and saw you with your head down and mouth trying to eat your food all the while still holding our hands. I looked at Kris and we both about burst out laughing!
What else about you right now that I want to remember? You still are in size 4 diapers. You are wearing size 18 months clothes mostly, but are about to go up to 24 months. I think your shoe size is about a 5.
You love your paci. We made Lincoln throw his away at 18 months (mainly because the doctor advised it), but I just can't bear to do that to you yet. I guess it is because you are my baby. I try not to give it to you except at bedtimes or sometimes in the evenings before supper when you fall apart and I really need to cook supper.
You are a good little cleaner upper! You will usually help put things up if I ask you to. I picked you up from the nursery when we were in Texarkana recently and the teacher commented on how you helped her pick up the toys really without her even asking. You are such a good boy!
Layton, you are so much fun and really are such a sweetheart! We love you so so much!
Layton - 20 months