You are fifteen months old, and your personality is really starting to shine. Your daddy and I are constantly looking at each other in awe as we discover new things about who you are. One thing I know for sure is that you are a true gift to us. You never fail to make me smile, even when I'm having a bad day and even when you are throwing a fit (yes, it's true...you have started to do this!). I am so thankful for you, Beckett Lucas, and I am trying to store up all these memories of you in my heart.
Your vocabulary has taken off in the past month. I could always tell you were intently taking in what we were saying, but you just hadn't quite been ready to try it out for yourself. All of a sudden, you started babbling more, and for a while, it felt like you were trying out a new word every day. Your very favorite word to say is "bubba," and you say it every single time you see Wrigley or hear his collar jingling. You also say: momma, dada, Micah (more like caca), water (wawa), baby, Mimi, LeeLee, ball, bird, banana (nana), no no, night night, bye bye, and more (meeeee). You can also make noises for a puppy, cow, pig, and duck, and that is how you refer to animals. I love hearing your sweet voice and listening to you discover how to make new sounds and words.
You eat really well, but you love to feed Wrigley and throw food from your highchair. Sometimes it is really hard to get frustrated with you about this because you have the sweetest smile on your face while you hurl food across the table. We are working on it :) You do not love plain milk, and getting you to drink enough dairy has been a challenge. You love your kefir in the mornings, though! You are a fruit kid just like your big sister, and you love most kinds of meat. I think Chick-Fil-A may be your favorite place to eat. You are a smart kiddo!
I want to remember the things that you most love right now. You still love balls of all kind and can throw scarily well. You have also developed a love for cars and trucks. You have a newfound love for books as well, and this makes me so happy. One of the sweetest things you do is get a book, bring it to someone who is sitting on the floor or a chair, and back into a lap so you can be read to. Melt me to a puddle of mush. At any time during the day, I can find you sitting in one of the little chairs in the playroom with a book or in a big pile of books "reading." You also go into Micah's room, climb onto her bed, and read books there sometimes. You cannot get enough of being outside. I think you would stay out there all day if I would let you. We love spending our afternoons outside, but I have to watch you...you are not afraid of much of anything! You still love to cuddle and give hugs with the best of them.