Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Trip to the Zoo...and 19 months!

Yesterday my mom, Mary, Blake and I went down to Potter's Park zoo. We met Aunt Pat, cousin Casey and Alicia, and baby Ellen. It was a fun day....and Blake's 1st trip to a zoo!!

Here he is anticipating the excitement :)
Aunt Pat with Ellen and my mom with Blake...
Blake and Ellen are about 1 year apart...Ellen was born this past December and Blake the December before.
It was the first time that they had met each other :)
Here I joined in on the picture...
Mary and baby Ellen....
Ellen was such a good girl and never made a peep the whole day!
Blake is so independant adn wanted to walk everywhere....didnt even want up for this picture. He did a really good job, and really noticed the animals...he kept making the animal sounds and trying to get their attention.
He baaaa'd at these Mountain Goats for the longest time...
And neighed at the pony....one of his favorites.
Hee-haw'd at the donkeys...which he enjoyed beacuse they were right at the fence (plus it's one of his favorite animal sounds...he really gets a kick out of hee-haw'ing :))
Taking it very seriously :)


Yesterday was also Blake’s 19 month!! Can’t believe that he is closer to 2 than 1 now….the time is going TOO fast! He does just get more and more fun though.

This month he is really catching on to so many new things….he is so smart (or maybe I just think that?!!?)

-He can point to all of his body parts when asked (ex: eyes, ears, nose, hair, mouth, fingers, toes, etc.)
-He knows tons of animal sounds and will make them (cow, sheep, cat, dog, horse, donkey, bee, monkey, frog, etc.)
-He is saying more and more words…and putting 2 or 3 together….much easier to know what he wants when he can start to tell us J
-he is still wearing all 18 month tops…and 12 and 18 month bottoms
-we moved up to size 4 diapers…but they are a little big….wish that you could buy them in size 3 ½
-he pretends that he is a dog…and just barks at us….quite the imagination
-LOVES swimming and does a very good job…until he has to get out and pitches a little fit….loves to jump off of the boat into the water (w/ one of us catching him of course)
-is eating pretty good….lots of fruit this summer!! Still drinking out of a bottle (I know…bad), but only when going to bed…and it is getting less and less….we may go cold turkey soon!!

He is the best….just love him to pieces!!


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13 comments:

Lea Liz said...

Cute pictures!! Looks ke you all had a great time!!

Neely said...

CUUUUUTE! Blake totally has a "i have no idea whats going on" look in that first pic.

Erin said...

Glad you had a great time at the zoo. Love all the pictures.

Love hearing about how he is doing and changing :)

jenn said...

he looks so much like a big boy!!! love that blonde hair

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

how fun!!!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

He is too cute!
His hair is getting so long!

3LittleMonkeys said...

Looks like the zoo was a success! My kids love going to the zoo! We buy a yearly pass and just go there for a couple of hours some days. It gets them out of the house and they love the animals!

Jessica said...

That is so cute that he was trying to get the animals' attention by making sounds at them! He's precious!

Susan said...

Oh Annie, I have missed reading your blog!! Thanks for stopping by mine today...I feel like I have been away forever! I just saw on your blog-roll that you are expecting baby #2!! Congrats!! How exciting for you all!! Blake is a doll and looks like you guys had a great "1st" trip to the zoo!

Mommyto2 said...

barking like a dog! to cute! i love that age!

Stephanie said...

How fun! Don't you just love when they think they're too big for a stroller yet they still really need one. Those are the funnest of times :)

He & Me + 3 said...

We love the Zoo. I am so glad that he had a fun time at the Zoo.

Just Add Walter said...

glad ya'll had such a good time! looks like a blast