This crazy, energetic, funny little boy just turned 18 months. Which means he finally gets to go to nursery! He loves nursery and Peter and I love not having to chase him around church for two hours. I have decided that 18 months is the most difficult age so far. Landon is so interactive and fun to be around but he is developing quite the little attitude lately too. Whenever people ask me what the hardest part is about having two kids is, I always tell them the hard part for me is just having a toddler. Jackson is a piece of cake compared to Landon these days. We are definitely all in a learning phase right now with adjusting to Jackson being here and I think Landon is struggling a bit. Landon had gotten to a point where he could say a good 3-4 words, but when Jackson was born he stopped talking all together. He is starting to talk a little more now but it's all babble not real words like before. So we are working on it, reading lots of books and saying a lot of vocabulary words to him throughout the day. I have heard it is pretty normal for kids to react to change this way so I know we just need to be patient with him and it will get better. Landon will also try and copy things we do with Jackson and will act like a baby. For example when I get Jackson out of his carseat, Landon will often climb into it and lay down like how Jackson was. Or after I feed Jackson on my boppy pillow, Landon will take it and lay on it like he is the baby. I'm not really sure if it's jealousy or if he just thinks it's fun, maybe a little of both but it's something he does a lot right now.
Landon has been throwing some pretty crazy temper tantrums too, so that has been rough. Landon has really shown interest in using his own utensils so we have started letting him try to use a spoon to eat more foods by himself and he is doing really well. He understands the concept but makes a huge mess which is ok. He just has to eat in the kitchen because our dinner table is on carpet and yikes we would have some crazy stains if we didn't move his chair.
Landon loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. He watches it every morning while he eats breakfast. He also loves, loves, loves his sippy cup. His favorite thing to do when we give him his sippy cup is to take it somewhere private and just drink it quietly in peace. You can often find him laying down somewhere weird like in a closet or corner by himself just drinking his juice. He still gets so excited when Peter gets home. They have so much fun being crazy boys and wrestling together.
Landon likes when he gets to "cook" with me. Which really means that he gets to sit on the counter and play with some bowls and spoons while he watches me cook.
All kids go through hard ages and Landon happens to be at one now, but he still has so many good, sweet moments that we just love. When he is happy the whole world knows it and it's so contagious.
We love you Landon!