Friday, October 22, 2010

Ball! Boat! Hole! Hello 14 months!

You are now 14 months old, and boy, are you fun.

Exhausting, non-stop, but fun, so fun. Every day is a new surprise. Even though sometimes the surprise is a week-old half-filled milk bottle in a brass urn.

The urn in the video turns out to be your favorite place to put stuff. Dad saw a your dog's butt sticking out, decided to look in, and wow! Every ball and fish and block we couldn't find! Right there in one place!

I know everyone says babies grow so fast, and I was all, yah, of course, uh huh. But suddenly you're so barely a baby and so much a big boy! I still kiss you all over your face at every opportunity, because one day I won't be able to and I revel while I can.

Now you say so many words. Ball is still your favorite, as far as I can tell. A lot of days when you wake up, it's the first thing you say. "Ball!?"

Although it's more like baawww.

Oh, and also hi! Hi! Hiiii! And hot. Hot! Perennial favorites.

You've just added Nana to Mama and Dada. You now also regularly say: wall, uh-oh, boat, hole, and nose. Although they sound like: waaww, uh-oh!, boooh, hole said with a posh British accent minus the L, and noow.

I haven't heard them, but you also say "ear" and "dog." And when the downstairs dogs bark, you always stop whatever you're doing and bark along. Wooouw! Wooouw!

The fact that you say hole is kind of random and funny, and if we didn't live in an old house with holes in the floor, you probably wouldn't.

But we had these holes in the wood, and you liked to put your fingers in them. And then one day, Dad drilled them into perfect circles, cut up a dowel, and filled the holes. This rocked your little world.

They are, however, still holes to you. You will point to and poke at them and say, "Heowwwww." If anyone ever had a need for a tour of the historic holes of the house, you'd be up for the task.

You're very chatty, and you look at people, point to something, and say things like, "Juhjuhjuhjuhjuh!" and "Leeedleleedleleedlelee!"

You still prefer to crawl, and you crawl like lightening, but you're getting more confident in your steps. You also still stick every damn thing in your mouth, and I'll tell you, I'm going to be really excited when that passes.

Not surprisingly, you hate the cold wipes on your butt, and you really protest them. Hell, I would too. But the only plug for the wipe warmer is behind your crib, which could only lead to disaster. Sorry for the cold ass wipings, little friend.

OH! And you also say butt paste! "Bah pa!" You're pretty delighted with yourself on that one.

I love seeing your sweet little pink face first thing in the morning. You're such a happy fellow, and you wake up smiling and giggling, which makes us do the same.

I love you love you love you.



  1. Fisher Price couldn't have come up with a better plaything than that urn. And also, butt paste? I would really love to know the etymology of that particular phrase of your little one's repertoire. Too funny!

  2. Sign me up for the historic hole tour! What a sweetheart! :)

  3. Keenie Beanie - The urn is awesome. We have several different brass vessels, and they all make different noises when banged and wiggled, and they all have their charms.

    And Butt Paste is actually a brand of, well, butt paste, for diaper rash. I guess we say it often enough that it stuck. No pun.

    kayare - Hahaha - he'll be happy to give you one!

  4. I'm so jealous of the talking!! He's so adorable, Lisa. So FREAKING adorable.

  5. Luna - Thank you! You know I think so. :) One day he just started adding words. I find it amazing.

  6. So cute. And they really do get more and more fun as they get older.

  7. Happy 14 months, baby J!

  8. So sweet Lisa, happy 14 months! I love the image of Jordan barking with the pups downstairs. And the hole story is so charming. Gave a great weekend!

  9. is it cold-ass wipings, or cold ass-wipings?

  10. He is just so adorable!!!!

  11. your kid looks retarded

  12. Anonymous you shut your mealy mouth ok.
    "if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all." You are rude, bad mannered and obnoxious and have just shown yourself up for the little person you are.

    And on a more pleasant note.
    Lmao at Butt Paste or bahh pa as our wee man calls it right now. This kid is gong to have a great sense of humour just like his mum and dad. I cant believe he is 14 months. That means I have been reading your blog for well over 2 years now. Where has the time gone?

  13. Such a delight, he is!

    I was watching the munchkins on Friday night and as Number 2 was watching Sponge Bob, she opened up the cabinet underneath the tv and stuck her half eaten bowl of cereal in there and shut the door. I was all, "What did you just do?" And she was all, "What?!" So I crawled down there and opened it up. Yep. Dishes with half eaten food, mysteriously moldy pieces of fruit, toys, her brother's missing binkie. it was all there. Her own personal hidey hole. Hahahahah!

  14. I know this is a week late, but my favorite part is the very end where he turns and just heads out of the frame. I imagine an announcer of a race, saying, " And he's off at a brisk pace..."


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