Monday, September 23, 2013

Destined to be Buddies

I think these fun little boys were destined to be friends!
{Stratton and Sam ~ September 2013}
 We were able to have a nice visit with Justin and Melissa Schmidt when they came home for their little vacation between Air Force trainings. We sure miss those guy! They are great friends! Our boys are only a few months apart. They played pretty well together. I am sure they will always be little buddies. It will be fun to have pen pals in Germany!! Best of luck to the Schmidt's on their grand adventure!!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

No. No. No.

Stratton is 15 months today. My goodness! Where has the time gone?! He is saying a lot of words! We are always making him perform in front of family and friends. We love our smart little man! The last few days his new word has been "no." I knew this word was coming. Quite frankly, I am surprised it has been this long of a wait. I am sure I won't think it is cute for much longer, but I seriously die ever time he says it. He usually says no 3-5 times when he says it, and his lips do the funniest little pouty thing. He also has a pretty serious face and his brows do something cute. I kept asking him to say it so I could get a few pictures. 

Silly boy! Other words Stratton is saying at 15 months: Uh-Oh. Mommy. Daddy. Ball. Strawberry. Eye. Hi. Bye. Go. Please. Thank you. Baby. Puppy. Cole. Cheese. No. And others on command. Animal sounds: Cow. Duck. Rooster. He also knows actions to If You're Happy and You Know It and The Itsy-Bitsy Spider. I love that Stratton is starting to communicate better. Sometimes it is frustrating because he knows exactly what he wants and we are trying to figure it out, but he is mostly pretty patient. His energetic personality is so fun! He is pure joy in our home!


I snapped these sweet little pictures a few weeks back.

 Ok - on three - ONE. TWO. THREE. AWWWWE!

Bryce is the sweetest Daddy! Stratton sure loves him, and I love walking in on things this tender!