Monday, September 17, 2012

18 Months

R&R are now 18 months old!  They are becoming more and more active each day, and we love watching them "play" together.  They are really into doing the same things at the same time right now.  If one is getting a drink of water, the other one needs a drink.  If one is throwing balls, the other one wants to throw balls.

sitting in our baby chairs that mommy was trying to pack away! 

watching the birds in the back yard together

Our Schedule at 18 Months:
7 a.m. - Wake 
7:30 - Breakfast
9:30 - Nap
10:30 - I wake them up (they would sleep another hour here if I would let them)
11:30 - Lunch
1:30 p.m. - Nap
3:30-4 - Wake up
6:00 - Dinner
7:00 - Bed

I tried to drop down to just one nap a day and it backfired.  With only one nap, they were only sleeping about 1.5 hours the whole day, were screaming at bedtime, and waking up super early in the morning.  I realized quickly that they were becoming over-tired, and we went back to our two nap schedule.  After a few days, they were back on track and taking good naps for me again!  

Rhett at 18 Months:
*weighs 26 pounds
*wears some 12-18 months clothes, but mostly 18-24 months
*size 4 diapers
*size 5 shoe
*Words:  Ball, Momma, Dada, Water (wah-wah), Cracker, Up and about 15 signs

*favorite foods:  cauliflower, all kinds of berries, grilled chicken, cheese
*still hates to get his diaper and/or clothes changed
*loves to be held, read to, and kissed on

Our boy still loves to play with all kinds of balls and is usually seen carrying several with him throughout the house.

 He also likes to take balls outside when we play.

Rhett thought the really big ball in front of Target was SO cool!

Rhett still loves his milk and can often be found with Rhys' milk cup too.  He sometimes steals it and she sometimes just gives it to him.

As part of Rhett's physical therapy, he and I take a walk down to our mailbox each afternoon.  He is not very confident walking on uneven surfaces, and it usually takes us a good 20 minutes to go there and back.  Since Rhett usually wakes up a few minutes before Rhys, we head out for our walk right when he wakes up.  I love our special time together.

Rhett is such a good eater and will eat almost anything we put on his plate.  I usually cut up apple slices for the twins, but on this day he wanted to try the whole thing by himself!

Rhett got his first haircut this month and it makes him look SO grown up!  You can read the whole story here.

Rhys at 18 Months:
*weighs 22 lbs, 4 oz
*wears size 12-18 month clothing
*size 4 diapers 
*size 4 shoe
*Words:  Momma, Dada, Bubba (what she calls Rhett), up and about 30 signs
*Favorite foods:  avocado, shredded cheese, banana, oatmeal
*very observant and notices anything that is different or new
*loves her stuffed animals and carries them around all day

Rhys would rather be outside than inside, and loves to gather up little things in her bucket.  I was trying to teach her to sort (I'm a kindergarten teacher at heart, remember?) but she just wanted to take the leaves/rocks/sticks out and put them back in again.

Rhys is such a girly girl and always reminds me to put a bow on her when we are going somewhere.  She will pat her head and go stand by the drawer where I keep the bows.  Here she is carrying around my purse.  Love it!

Rhys still loves to sit in baskets, still loves her stuffed animals, and still sucks her thumb.  If she even sees a stuffed animal across the room, she will start sucking her thumb and run to it.  She has such a tender heart.

This is Rhys and her buddy, Ryland.  She loves to go to Sunday school with him.

Rhys really loves this cozy coupe, and is enjoying her ride with Ryland.

The girl loves boxes and baskets and anything she can fit into!

Rhys definitely has her own style!

Putting on makeup with mommy.

R&R love bath time.....and definitely need a bath almost every day!  Sugar got us some cool glow sticks to play with in the tub!

The twins play well together most of the time.  One day they figured out how to empty out their ball pit in the living room.

 So proud of themselves! (and look at those chubby thighs on Rhett!)

I said they play well together most of the time!  Ha ha!

Other fun things about this month:

We started using play-doh!

Uncle Matt came to visit and celebrate daddy's birthday with us.

We ate dinner outside one evening (since R&R's clothes were soaking wet from playing in the water table!)

Lots of snuggle time with each other! (notice Rhett has 2 balls in his hand!)

Hard to believe 1.5 years has passed.  Love these 2 little people and so thankful for them!

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