F.Y.I., the next picture has nothing to do with this post except to show Daddy what happens to his computer and external hard drive when he leaves it on the floor in the living room. I walked in to the room to discover Jonah seated on the floor, with his foot propped up on the keyboard of daddy's MAC with Max resting his head on the external hard drive. NICE!
Talk about a daddy's boy...this little guy is following in Dan's footsteps. He is holding a cowbell and kicking a soccer ball.
The last picture is the one I looked at and wondered just where my baby went. I snapped this as we headed into the REC center to take a check to Jami. He walked up the sidewalk like he was in charge of the world. I reached my hand out to him to help him step over the wire and he pushed my hand away. He wanted to do it on his own. He is gaining so much independence and beginning to look a lot like a little boy rather than a baby. He doesn't want to be rocked at night, he wants to be laid down in his bed an fall asleep on his own. Meal time has become quite an adventure because he wants to feed himself with NO assistance from us. I walked into his room after his nap today and he was holding his pants in his hand. He had a HUGE grin on his face and handed them to me as if to say "Hey, I went ahead and took these off to save you the trouble when you change my diaper!" He was so proud of his accomplishment. I was proud too, but as I changed that size 4 diaper, I remembered putting those newborn diapers on him 15 months ago and looking forward to the day he would sleep through the night or take his first steps or say "MaMa." Now, all of those things are in the past...
and I wouldn't change a single thing!