Thursday, March 17, 2011

16 Months

**OK.  I'm lame.  I wrote this yesterday on their 16 month Birthday but forgot to press publish!

Today, at 1:04 and 1:05 pm, Ben and Emma 
will be 16 months old!
When did these sweet little babies get replaced 
by these wildly sweet (gulp!) TODDLERS???

March 2010, 4 months old

The infamous "only sister can make things better" 
hand holding session!
They may be older but they still love 
their first baby rattles!

March 16th 2011, 16 months old

Ben will point to his nose when you ask him too....
but sometimes this happens too, because he's all boy!!
They love to feed themselves and 
make a huge mess every time!

They love to give high fives!

Emma still carries at least three toys at a time all all times!
One in each hand and one in her mouth!
They like to catch up on Facebook!

Ben loves books!  Unfortunately, he likes to eat them, too!
They love to play peek-a-boo with towels,

boxes and anything else they can find!

They sit in tubs...

and then takes turns standing on them!

Ben has learned to earn his keep!

And they continue to charm us with these grins!


At 16 months Ben is one wild and crazy dude!  He still gets into everything and is so busy being naughty, he hardly has time to play with his toys!  He would rather play with the vacuum, the garbage, the toilet, the computer and anything else that he knows he is not supposed to touch.  Lately he has started to lick the bottoms of shoes which grosses his Mama out!  I have now found a new place for all of our shoes!  

Ben zooms around on his Mickey Mouse car or Emma's Minnie Mouse car.  He usually prefers to play with Emma's toys since it annoys her so much!  He loves his Chuck Truck and will bring it to me when I ask him to.  He pushes it around making his own version of truck sounds-so cute!!

Ben loves to go outside and play in the dirt!  He also likes to eat dirt!  Now that it's getting a little warm, we walk to the little neighborhood park to swing.  Last fall, Ben loved to swing but now it scares him so we are going to have to break him in slowly again!  

Ben is as sweet as ever!  He has become more affectionate lately giving lots of slobbery open mouthed kisses and sweet hugs.  When I am sitting on the floor with them he will back up slowly to land on my lap.  In my head I can hear the "beep, beep, beep" of a truck backing up!  Makes me laugh!

He is a champion sleeper!  He falls asleep very quickly and sleeps soundly at night for 11-12 hours and takes a 2 hour nap in the afternoon.  All of the mischief and mayhem he causes during the day wears my little man out!

Emma is becoming our little drama queen!  When Ben does something to annoy her, which is often, she will stomp away, shaking her head and mumbling to herself in her own little language!  She is Ben's sidekick when it comes to getting into things.  She will be fully engaged in the mischief until they are caught and then she will look at me like she is saying, 
"Mama, look at what brother is doing again!  

She still loves to dance and gets so excited when she hears the Sesame Street theme song.  She asks for "Mo" (Elmo) and gets so excited to see him on TV.  Thank goodness both Ben and Emma are too busy to watch much TV.  It's all about Elmo, Big Bird and Cookie Monster.  If they are not on the screen, Ben and Emma are  not interested!  

Emma has started mimicking more words and sounds.  I love to hear her little voice! She loves the Little People figurines and will ask me throughout the day to open the box we keep them in to make sure she has all of them out to play with!  She loves her Minnie Mouse car and her legs are finally long enough to push herself around!  She likes to throw balls and like Ben, has a pretty good arm!

Emma likes to tease Mama by standing just out of my arms reach when I need to change her diaper.  She thinks this is soooo funny!  Emma is my little girlfriend!  I love her hugs and kisses, even when she has a runny nose (like now!).  Ben and Emma continue to amaze Patrice and I with just how special they are.  We love them more every day-every kiss, every hug, every little moment is a moment to cherish!  

I am a lucky Mama!!


  1. Awe! this made me cry! You have 2 beautiful babies there!!

  2. Thank you for your comment! We think they are pretty cute, too!


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