Wild man on his ATV
Wild man on his ATV

April 08

cruising
cruising

april 08

look at me ride!
look at me ride!

april 08

Landon, mom, Uncle Sam, great uncle jack
Landon, mom, Uncle Sam, great uncle jack

4/27/08

Landon, mom, Uncle Sam, great uncle jack
Landon, mom, Uncle Sam, great uncle jack

4/27/08

Landon and Sam
Landon and Sam

4/27/08

Uncle Jack, Sam, Bobby, and Landon
Uncle Jack, Sam, Bobby, and Landon

4/27/08

Great Uncle Jack and Landon
Great Uncle Jack and Landon

4/27/08

again
again

4/27/08

Landon and his shoes
Landon and his shoes

4/29/08

Landon did this to himself`
Landon did this to himself`

4/29/08

he thinks the shoes are cool
he thinks the shoes are cool

4/29/08

and he wants to wear them outside
and he wants to wear them outside

4/29/08

He's actually saying
He’s actually saying

4/29/08

landon and Darion
landon and Darion

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Landon, taking Saturday 4/19

Landon
Landon
Landon
Landon

Letter from mom Year 1.8

Dear Landon,

I have to admit, I’ve stopped keeping track of your age in months. When people ask, I say “between 1.5 and 2 years,” and that’s close enough for most people. Still, I suppose I should say that you are 20 months old today. It’s been a busy month for you too.

As of this month, you are CRIB FREE! You now sleep in your New Awesome Car Bed in your New Mint Green Bedroom (the former playroom), which is decorated in Cars themed items, and contains a TV with a screen that is bigger than you are. Also, yesterday, we got you your very first pillow.

You’ve begun to give kisses, which is just too cute. When asked for a kiss, you will make an appropriate kiss noise, although you still don’t pucker up your lips.

We’ve made some great leaps in the potty training department, but you always seem to backslide. I’m thinking its going to be another couple of months before we get you potty trained. Basically, you totally get that we want you to peepee in the potty. You totally get that you get a Smartie when you do peepee. When set on the potty, you will attempt to pee, even if you don’t need to go. A few drops in the pot, and you want your candy. Most of the time you either pee a bunch, or not at all, but you almost always try. The problem is that you don’t ask to go, or tell us you want to go. Also, still no poo in the potty.

You have had a language explosion this month. You have so many freaking words, and new ones coming all the time. I mean, you carry on mini conversations now that actually make some sense!
You say so many freaking words, and come out with new and surprising things every day. Some examples include: Nose, chin, ears, eyes, belbow (elbow), toes, nanana (banana) cup, Dice! chair, Laura, Damia, Dirk, “laara” (elaira), dog, cat, car, baby, apple, applesauce, door, bath, peepee, truck, bus, bye bye, yeah, no, okay, see ya later, and so much more. That barely scratches the surface, and more new words seem to come every day.
You also say No! and Okay. If asked a question, such as, “Landon, do you need to go peepee?” you will answer “NO!”
However, if I say, “Landon, it’s time to go peepee in the potty, okay?” You respond with “Kay.” You also know ask for the Cars movie by name. You’ll point at the TV and say “Cars?” over and over again until it’s put on or you are distracted.

I know I’m in trouble now, because of what happened the other morning in the car. . I talk to cars, I yell at cars, and I often cuss while driving, although I’ve been working to cut back. So, you and I were getting off the freeway, and the cars in front of us were slowing way down for the green light. I wanted to make the light and thought we might not because of the slowing, so I yelled, “GO! GO! GO!” at the cars. In the back seat, you piped in with a “go, go, go.” You’re parroting me while I drive!!!! NO!!!!!

You also love books. You’ve gotten very good at being able to point out pictures in books when asked to point at objects in books, as well as singing songs. I am just floored by how your communication has taken off the past month! You’re doing great on all the physical milestones too, and can run and climb stairs like a toddler should!

We turned off the baby monitor. In your new room, if you really get going we can hear you. Also, you can get up and come out of your room and stand in the hallway, so we can really hear you when you do that. It’s been nice not waking up to every little noise you makes, and just these two nights I’ve been sleeping much better. Every night, when I tuck you in, you I give you your Pooh Bear. Every once in a while, since moving to the car bed, you accidentally loose Pooh over the side. Daddy or I will get up with you at night when you lose your Pooh Bear, we can hear you without the monitor just fine. You don’t carry the bear around or ask for it or anything, but I give it to you when I tuck you in bed at night. Luckily, you leave the bear in bed, so it’s always there.
You only want me to tuck you in, not Daddy. I don’t know why the sudden preference.
We both love you very much, no matter what.

Love always,
Mama

Landon hanging out on the slide at Grandmas
Landon hanging out on the slide at Grandmas
April 08
laughing
laughing
April 08
and being cute
and being cute
April 08
landon loves pretending to drive
landon loves pretending to drive
April 08
Landon helps feed the horse
Landon helps feed the horse
April 08
Grandpa and Landon
Grandpa and Landon
April 08
peekaboo
peekaboo
April 08
Landon and his great uncle jack
Landon and his great uncle jack
April 08
Landon loves to run
Landon loves to run
Makutus Island in Chandler 4/13/08
and run
and run
Makutus Island in Chandler 4/13/08
and run
and run
Makutus Island in Chandler 4/13/08
he's not sure what to think of the tunnels
he’s not sure what to think of the tunnels
Makutus Island in Chandler 4/13/08
he loves this shirt.
he loves this shirt.
Makutus Island in Chandler 4/13/08
more games!
more games!
Makutus Island in Chandler 4/13/08
more running?
more running?
Makutus Island in Chandler 4/13/08
too cute
too cute
Makutus Island in Chandler 4/13/08
landon climbs up
landon climbs up
Makutus Island in Chandler 4/13/08
and looks out the window at dada
and looks out the window at dada
Makutus Island in Chandler 4/13/08
He can't get dada
He can’t get dada
Makutus Island in Chandler 4/13/08
landon and i are in the tree!
landon and i are in the tree!
Makutus Island in Chandler 4/13/08
down the stairs
down the stairs
Makutus Island in Chandler 4/13/08
landon loves cars
landon loves cars
Makutus Island in Chandler 4/13/08
dadda and landon slide
dadda and landon slide
Makutus Island in Chandler 4/13/08
and slide
and slide
Makutus Island in Chandler 4/13/08
and slide
and slide
Makutus Island in Chandler 4/13/08
all done!
all done!
Makutus Island in Chandler 4/13/08
Landon, JJ, and grandma
Landon, JJ, and grandma
Eli’s 4th birthday April 12, 2008
Landon and I watch
Landon and I watch Eli open all his presents
Eli’s 4th birthday April 12, 2008
The three littlest cousins play with cars and grandma
The three littlest cousins play with cars and grandma
Eli’s 4th birthday April 12, 2008
Landon in the car
Landon in the car
Eli’s 4th birthday April 12, 2008
Van takes the car for a drive
Van takes the car for a drive
Eli’s 4th birthday April 12, 2008
but it broke down, and van tries to see what's wrong
but it broke down, and van tries to see what’s wrong
Eli’s 4th birthday April 12, 2008
they call in the adults
they call in the adults
Eli’s 4th birthday April 12, 2008
but no one can get it to go!
but no one can get it to go!
Eli’s 4th birthday April 12, 2008
the boys play on the tire swing
the boys play on the tire swing
Eli’s 4th birthday April 12, 2008
Landon, Jen, Donny, Van
Landon, Jen, Donny, Van
Eli’s 4th birthday April 12, 2008

More pictures from Eli’s party can be found here: http://pics.livejournal.com/jadesymb/gallery/0002760h

Waking up and getting out of bed
Waking up and getting out of bed
Landon’s car bed. March 08
Sly Smiles
Sly Smiles
March 08
Landon stealing momma's shoes
Landon stealing momma’s shoes
March 08

playing in the sand
playing in the sand
A day at Freestone Park April 4th 2008
climbing the stairs
climbing the stairs
A day at Freestone Park April 4th 2008
Landon gets double comfort after falling down the stairs
Landon gets double comfort after falling down the stairs
A day at Freestone Park April 4th 2008
ready to slide
ready to slide
A day at Freestone Park April 4th 2008
mayhem
mayhem
A day at Freestone Park April 4th 2008
I love to slide!
I love to slide!
A day at Freestone Park April 4th 2008
Landon and Emily sitting on a slide
Landon and Emily sitting on a slide
A day at Freestone Park April 4th 2008
you slide first!
you slide first!
A day at Freestone Park April 4th 2008
Slide Already!
Slide Already!
A day at Freestone Park April 4th 2008
My turn!
My turn!
A day at Freestone Park April 4th 2008
Elaira made a new friend
Elaira made a new friend
A day at Freestone Park April 4th 2008
Laura grabs Landon
Laura grabs Landon
A day at Freestone Park April 4th 2008
Ducks!!!!
Ducks!!!!
A day at Freestone Park April 4th 2008
Duck feeding
Duck feeding
A day at Freestone Park April 4th 2008
All Aboard!
All Aboard!
A day at Freestone Park April 4th 2008
Leaving the station
Leaving the station
A day at Freestone Park April 4th 2008
On the tracks
On the tracks
A day at Freestone Park April 4th 2008
Go Train, Go!
Go Train, Go!
A day at Freestone Park April 4th 2008
Coming back to the station
Coming back to the station
A day at Freestone Park April 4th 2008
Time to go home!
Time to go home!
A day at Freestone Park April 4th 2008