On Sunday we had some pictures taken at a local park. The weather was gorgeous. The lilacs were in full bloom. My little man was lookin' extra cute. So without further adieu...
Well today's the day. My baby is one and a half years old. 18 months. 548 days old. How is that even possible? Seriously. Did I not just give birth like yesterday?!?!
We're pretty much obsessed with this little dude. I mean seriously - he's just the best. And this stage? I just love it. He's fun. He's goofy. He understands you. He converses with you. He's smart. He's loving (seriously, he's so freakin' sweet.) But along with all that goodness comes temper tantrums. And frustration. And meltdowns. But luckily, all the good stuff outweighs all that stuff that I could do without.
So onto the important stuff...
~ Camden is finally outgrowing most of his 9 month clothes (though today he is weighing size 9 month pants!!) and is in 12 month clothes. He probably weighs about 22-23lbs. He has grown height wise a lot lately!!!
~ he's obsessed with Elmo - like legit obsessed. Where he gets it from I don't know because he doesn't watch Sesame Street.
~ His vocabulary is off the charts. Just this week he has started to put 2 words together, such as "more nana" (more banana) and "me on" (him wanting to turn the light on) and "no thank you." He no longer says 'yeah' but instead a very clear YES!! :)
~ Books - seriously this kid LOVES books. It's the first thing he asks for in the morning and the last thing he wants before bedtime (and pretty much all day too ha-ha...I'm not complaining though!!)
~ He doesn't walk these days - he runs.
~ He loves to be naked.
~ He's obsessed with taking baths, washing his hands, vacuuming, and being outside.
~ His favorite foods are milk, watermelon, eggs, and black olives.
~ He has a preference for things and likes to be given a choice, whether it's what clothes he wears, what he eats, etc.
~ He has recently been obsessed with pillows, which is pretty dang cute if you ask me <3
~ He is very interested in the potty so we sit him on it a lot. He will even tell us occasionally when he is peeing so hopefully he's easy to potty train (which we'll be doing VERY shortly!!)
~ He has also gotten really attached to his binky, which I don't love. I didn't have a problem with it because he has always just had it at nap time and bedtime. But lately he's been asking for it during the day and whining for it.
That pretty much sums him up at this point. I'm sure I've forgotten a ton of things but that's basically my little man right now. We are totally, completely in love with him and think he's the most amazing, cutest, sweetest little boy EVER!!
It's official - Mother's Day if my favorite day of the year. I get spoiled. I get to celebrate all the amazing moms in my life. And I take the time to reflect how incredibly grateful I am to be a mama. Seriously, this weekend was the best and exactly what I needed.
Saturday I got up at the crack of dawn and got a 6 mile run in. It was quiet. It was cool (but humid too so that was strange!) It was exactly how I like to start my Saturdays. We then headed down to watch our nephew play baseball (seriously watching 7-9 year olds play baseball is the freakin' cutest!) Then we headed to my sister-in-law's for a late lunch with them. She made a delicious meal, we ate outside, and just enjoyed each other's company. After that we headed to my parents' house to celebrate Mother's Day with them and my sister. We had a great time together and the boys had a BLAST playing <3
On Sunday, I got to sleep in until 7!!!! Camden was so excited to give me my presents. It was the cutest thing ever and of course I cried because seriously - Camden (ahem - my husband) is the best gift giver EVER!! After that, we headed out to breakfast and got home just in time for Camden's morning nap and for me to head to the gym. Camden woke up shortly after I got home, so after a quick snack, I took Camden to the park while Matt grocery shopped. After Camden's afternoon nap we headed down to Matt's parents' house to celebrate Mother's Day with everyone. It was such a fantastic weekend - I couldn't have asked for anything better. Oh, and another reason it was such a perfect day?! I finally did something I've always wanted to....at breakfast we anonymously paid for the older gentleman's breakfast who sat behind us. It was the best feeling ever and I hope to be able to do it again soon.
On Sunday, April 24th, I ran my 6th half marathon. I don't have an overly exciting race recap. But I can tell you I hate this course (toooooo many hills.) I didn't train at all for it (I didn't even know I was running it until 2 days before.) But I did it and I felt great afterwards. I really do love this distance - it's by far my favorite distance to run. And I'd run so many more half marathons if only they weren't so dang expensive! (I lucked out on this one - I actually ran under another person's bib # who had signed up for it but couldn't run due to an injury so I ran for free!) The weather was absolutely perfect for running so you can't beat that!! I finished just barely under 2 hours with a time of 1 hr and 59 seconds. And I've gotta say I'm pretty happy with that time - not my best but certainly not my worst!
Hey ~ I'm Renée...just your ordinary, 30-something Accountant, new mommy, wife, runner, foodie, & Pinterest addict! Welcome to my newest adventure...stay awhile...look around...and keep comin' back!