Saturday, May 8, 2010

18 months

Hunter turned 18 months a few weeks ago.  I can't believe he is so big!  I am loving the fact that he gets to go to nursery at church.  It makes my  new calling as the Young Women's Secretary so much easier. These pictures are of us all dressed up to go to church on Hunter's first day of nursery.
Hunter is one big kid! He is in the 98% for his height and weight. He wears 4T shirts and 3T pants.  He grows out of clothes so fast! He can say any word he hears and has been able to since he was about 10-12 months old.  He holds real conversations and asks questions, replies with multiple word answers, reads books, fills in the blanks of songs and stories, says the prayer, etc.  He is one vocal child and has been for most of his life.  I love that he can tell me exactly what he wants and what he doesn't want.

He doesn't really like to play with toys.  He would rather read books, sit on the air vents when the heater is on, climb on anything around the house, help cook or sweep, play in the cupboards, play with the blinds, look out the window, throw his balls (or anything really), go on walks, and swing at the park.  I am having so much fun with him, except for the times I get frustrated because all he wants to do is hit and throw things.  Some days he is a regular in time out.

Life for our little family is happy.  Chuck is enjoying working on some of his own projects with his computer stuff, and I am enjoying reading, working out, and eating healthy.  I have lost more than 25 lbs since November.  It is nice to get all of that baby weight off and I feel ridiculous it took me so long.  We are all loving the beautiful weather and spending time outside.

Life is good. =)


Katie said...

Hunter is such a little stud! That's mega cool that he gets to go to nursery now. And congrats on losing so much weight! I've lost about the same amount and it is SO exciting. Way to go Stacie! And, seriously, we have got to get together soon. I totally want to see you AND I STILL HAVE YOUR PAN! It's been 8 months! Although it did get one step closer to your house and that is because I put it in the trunk of our car so that--for sure--the next time I see you I won't forget to bring it. Haha.

Carolyn said...

Stacie, these pictures are beautiful! Hunter is SO cute. I'm glad he's going to nursery now! And I'm glad you're all doing so well. Congratulations on your weight loss - sounds like you're doing fantastic!

amanda webb said...

Oh my goodness Stacie! I can't believe how big your little boy is! He is adorable and will be such a handsome guy! Your family is so cute and you look beautiful...of course!

Lindsay said...

Stacie-you rock! Hunter looks so cute. Way to blog.

Holly-O said...

What a good looking family! I love Hunter's vest.

Stellar job on your healthy lifestyle change!

I really miss you. I'm planning on taking a day off of school like this week or next... Want to get together?

bryan said...

It sounds like things are going great! Kristin and I were in the nursery at church for a year with an older group of kids (2-3 year olds) and Hunter sounds more advanced than many of them.

Cassi Penrod said...

I sure do love that boy!