Michael Raynes | 19 months

Nineteen months- say it isn’t so. Well, we might as well be rounding you off to two years old at this point.

Height: 33 inches                                75%
Weight:  27 lbs                                   70%
Head Circumference:  49 cm              70%                  

Music Appreciation: You prefer Lynyrd Skynyrd and Van Morrison, preferably with a Bud Light draft.

Travels: We took you to Wild Adventures Theme Park recently where you rather enjoyed your bumble bee wild ride and lazy river excursion. Roll with the punches, keep it coming third child.

Bath Time: You still love it, even if you dump your big ol’ Newks cup full of water on my bathroom tile floor every now and then. It is a solid 10 to 15 minutes of entertainment for you every evening.

Vocabulary {new words}:  Duck, mama. here, thank you, Dada, Uh oh, Poopie (poochie)

Personality: You seem older lately, opting to run around with the ‘big kids’ and skipping naps if that’s what duty calls for. You love to entertain your family and have finally started to understand direction. Thankfully, when you  crawl atop my kitchen table and I tell you to get down, you actually know what I mean.  The bad news is, you probably know not to do it in the first place. Such is life.

Foods: Dang, you are still picky. Where did I go wrong? Lately you have decided that blueberrys are for wimps, strawberrys are passe and opt instead for some cold cantelope and hot sausage. Whose child are you?

Friends: You love your Auntie Lindsey, Mama Mary and cousins Whit and AB. Before you know it, you will be starting preschool three mornings a week.

Physical Developments: I like it when you are in your crib, highchair, car seat or stroller. The reality is, these times are few and far between as you like to run around to touch, smell and breathe in your surroundings  Lucky for me, you still like our jogs in your sister’s hand me down jog stroller.

You wear a size 4 diaper, size 5 shoes and size 18 months clothing although I will likely buy a size 3T for my next purchases.

Personality: You adore your Da, Mama and your big sisters For many years we were a family and four and it’s hard to believe we were ever a family without you, my sweet Ginger Snap. You absolutely positively complete our not-so-little family and you were well worth the wait.