Sunday, March 27, 2011

Fourteen Months

Dear Brendan,

Friday marked 14 months since you came into this world. I can't believe the time has gone by so quickly. I watched you play on the playground and found myself wondering where my baby went.

You have so quickly turned into a little boy. You toddle almost everywhere. Sometimes you fall and decide standing back up is too much effort but you normally choose to walk to get where you want to go.

You hate to have anything on your head. You refuse to wear a ball cap and can't stand it when we put your hood up.

You got your first booboo at the playground Friday.

You fell climbing the steps. You were going too fast - trying to keep up with a bigger boy.

You have made drastic changes since we got to Okinawa. When we arrived in December you had one tooth. You couldn't crawl and you didn't say any words at all. You now have ten (!) teeth and walk all over. You wave (when it suits you). You say dada constantly. You grin, shriek his name and make a beeline for him when he gets home from work. You still refuse to say mama (thanks a lot). You can say doggie (it comes out "gie") and you are working on kitty and car and blowing a kiss. You can point out the animals in your books and can do the sign for "more." You dance, and as of this morning you give a kiss. You also refuse to perform on command, preventing me from capturing these sweet moments on video.

You have a strange fascination with shoes and no matter what we do we can't get you to leave them alone.

Throwing your toys is your favorite game. It's exhausting for those of us who have to pick them up.

You make us infinitely happy, while driving us nuts at the same time. We love you, our little Peanut.

Mommy and Daddy

P.S. I'm still dreading the first real haircut. I'm perfectly willing to let you have a mullet for a while but I don't think Dad's on board with that.


  1. Oh, that's a precious post. It's amazing how fast our babies become little people. They learn so quickly and acquire so many new skills.
    Cute pics you shared!

  2. You know I had to comment on this one... You have a strange fascination with shoes and no matter what we do we can't get you to leave them alone.

    Um... "strange" doesn't cut it when it probably was embedded in him during the 9 months of pregnancy... I know you and shoes! :-P OK OK, I know I have the same problem too lol! :)

    He is a gorgeous little boy!! I see so much of you in him, Erin!

  3. Wow! I can't believe it has been so long since I popped over here on your blog! Brendan sure is growing up.
    Hugs to you girl.