Will – 18 months

by Chelsea Myers on May 14, 2016


And headed full speed toward 2!  Right now Will

    • Can count to 10, though he doesn’t really understand what that means
    • Loves puzzles and can do our Melissa and Doug wooden ones like this by himself (or with very little help)
    • Is starting to show the 2-year-old temper.  He screams when he gets frustrated and throws toys and food when he doesn’t like the way something is going.  He hits and kicks to protest diaper and clothing changes.
    • Is still nursing and is very insistent when he wants to “nurse, rock”
    • Says, “Mama”, “Daddy”, “Scott”, “Grandma”, “Nana”, and Papa”.  Right now “Grandpa” sounds the same as “Grandma”
    • Is absolutely fearless on the playground
    • Is showing signs of being ready for school next fall.  He certainly seems comfortable at Scott’s preschool, and I didn’t think I’d get him to leave Scott’s class the day that puzzles were set out
    • Can say “Pleeeeease, Mama” when he wants something
    • Says “Bye bye, Daddy”  And “Bye bye, Grandma.  See you in the morning”
    • Typically uses pronouns correctly except he says “I carry you” when he wants me to pick him up
    • Loves butter chicken and chicken tikka masala but will get excited and dance around for hot dogs, yogurt, bacon and watermelon – and ask for them by name
    • Is speedy with his Two Ton

    • Loves to sing “Hop up, my baby” and can do it pretty well
    • Plays Toca Train and watches TV with Scott


    • Is going to bed and sleeping through the night better -at least for now
    • Knows Thomas and all the other trains by name
    • Is starting to defend himself and his property physically against Scott
    • Loves bath time with brother and tickling his toes
    • Loves to play with the wading pool and hose in the back yard
    • Pushes the big Thomas while we walk on the bike path – and sometimes lets Scott give him a ride

    • Loves reading and especially enjoys it when Scott reads him a story


  • Knows how to get brother’s attention


This time last year:

Will had started some solid food and… um… loved it.

And was starting to discover his brother.


Two years ago:

I was surviving morning sickness round 2 and getting our first glimpse of Will.  Looks just like him!


Scott – May 2016

May 12, 2016

Scott is growing, growing, growing.  He’s eating and sleeping and is too tall for the 3T jammies he got for his birthday/ Christmas.  Here’s some things he’s been up to lately: Singing: At gymnastics: Doing his excited dance: He’s loving school – especially reading Shark in the Dark – and we are (okay, I am) […]

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Currently – May

May 3, 2016

In pictures:   Running: I finished the last race in my spring race series at the end of May.  It’s one of the slower 5ks I’ve run recently – just over 24 minutes – but it seemed to be a slow race for everyone (it was humid and part of the course was on muddy […]

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Will – 17 months

April 15, 2016

At 17 months Will Loves to draw and paint.  Especially places he shouldn’t like people or the furniture. Enjoys eating butter chicken and chicken tikka masala.  And Cheetos from a baggie.  And eating anything while sitting in my lap, using my utensils. Is messy (though better now than in this picture) eating yogurt (another favorite food). […]

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Scott – April 2016

April 12, 2016

Thankfully this is not our garage.  At least not yet!  I’ve got to say, for 3 and 1 they have pretty good rhythm. Scott: Is starting to be able to do more complex puzzles. Loves playing trucks and is starting to “play “with Will, though it’s more parallel play than really playing together. Is getting […]

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DITL – Spring 2016

April 5, 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016.  Scott is 3.25 years old, Will is 16 months, Daniel and I are 33.5.  Daniel goes to work for a normal 8 – 5 day on Fridays.  The boys are home with me.  Friday is a rest day from working out for me. 6:30 – Wake up.  Daniel gets in the […]

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Currently – April

March 29, 2016

Loving: Being finished with “phase one” of settling in to our new house.  We have windows and blinds and all the wall hangings are up. Will’s room: Scott’s room: Master bedroom: Living room: Running – It’s our racing season down here, and I recently ran a near PR in a 10k (47:39, my current PR […]

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Will – 16 months

March 15, 2016

Will loves: Peek-a-boo Animals Bubbles Reading books and going to the bookstore to play with the train table Climbing, climbing, and more climbing Singing “If you’re happy and you know it”, “Wheels on the Bus”, and “Twinkle Twinkle” Feeding himself (especially while sitting on my lap, eating from my plate) Playing trucks and trains Playing with […]

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Scott – March 2016

March 8, 2016

I must scream it to the world, my excitement from the top of someplace very high* – Scott is using the potty! He’d been wearing pull-ups for a while, but about 3 weeks ago I decided they were making both of us lazy, and we had to go all in with big boy underwear.  There were […]

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Currently – March

March 1, 2016

Loving: Being more or less settled in to our new house.  We had new windows installed yesterday and will hopefully have blinds installed later this week so our fabulous sheet/tablecloth curtains can come down.  The only remaining items on our to-do-soon list are to hang a few more decorations inside, replace a door (which is […]

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