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levi {eighteen months}

Last week Joel and I took Levi to the park. I really wanted to try to get a few 18 month pictures. Joel came along to make Levi smile for me…and of course because we like his company too. But instead of looking at his mama and smiling, Levi ran and ran and ran…
and played and played and played…
and gave his mama “the look” when she pointed the camera at him.
I even tried to do one quick family photo and this is as close as we got. It was way too stressful for this little man to stop playing and take a picture with his mama and daddy. So I gave up.
And we just let Levi play instead. These pictures do a much better job of capturing Levi at 18 months anyway. He is constantly on the go.
And constantly performing. We were singing “Read your Bible…
pray every day…
and you’ll grow, grow, grow.”
While an 18 month old sure can wear a pregnant mama out, I am loving this age.
I love watching Levi’s little personality grow.
He is constantly making me laugh…just like his daddy does.
And he is a daily reminder to me of the blessing of life and God’s faithfulness to our family.
This is Levi at 18 months {just so his mama doesn’t forget}:
*You are a BIG boy and very heavy for me to carry around. Good thing you love to walk. Your official stats are 26 pounds and 2 feet 9 inches tall.
*You babble constantly and are saying so many words. My favorites are ma-ma {of course},Β wide (ride),Β bon mow (lawn mower), ba-be (baby), mil (milk), du-see (Lucy, our dog), nay-new (thank you), duck (stuck) and wok-wok (rock, rock). You are starting to say people’s names too. It is so cute. And you even say “Joel” just like mama says it and then laugh. So funny.
*When you say goodbye to me you yell “bye-bye” and blow me a kiss or lots of kisses. Love it.
*You love to help your mama. You like to put away the silverware when I empty the dishwasher, throw trash away for me, walk down the driveway with me to get the mail, pick up toys, vacuum and sweep.
*You would stay outside all day if you could…even in the crazy heat we have been having this summer. You like to play in your sandbox, push your four wheeler, swing, play in the water, and collect rocks and sticks.
*You love wrestling with your daddy. You run and jump on him and laugh and laugh and laugh.
*You love to “wide” with daddy. He always gives you a ride in his truck up and down the driveway when he gets home from work. And if you get to ride on his four wheeler or in one of his tractors you think it is the best day ever.
*Actually you love doing ANYTHING with your daddy. πŸ™‚
*You are a major performer and love it when people laugh at you. You like to show people how you know all the different parts of your body, your “fast feet”, give people “the look”, dance, give high fives and fist bumps, and sing songs.
*You are such a good sleeper at night and usually take a long afternoon nap. You like to rock-rock, read books, and sing songs before bed. It is one of my favorite parts of the day. Hopefully your brother gets your sleeping skills!
*And speaking of brothers…you are going to be a BIG brother in about two months. So hard to believe. You are a sweet, sweet boy. It is such a privilege to be your mama and spend my days with you. I can’t wait to see you as a big brother!
  • Amy - I love this post, Jess. Levi looks so much like Joel in some of these pictures! Such a sweetie!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - I just love your little guy so much!!ReplyCancel

  • tmezzy - Beautiful photos πŸ™‚ I love action photos better than the posed ones when I take my daughter’s pictures, too πŸ™‚ (and I take a lot of pictures! LOL) You are right, it captures their personality! Perfect πŸ™‚

    I really enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for sharing with a “stranger” like me. . .

    I’ve followed your blog for a very long time, but don’t know if I ever posted, except for a recent giveaway perhaps? I can’t even remember how I found your blog in the 1st place. . .but your story touched my heart, and I couldn’t look away. I’ve been peeking in and following your journey every since πŸ™‚

    Terra M.ReplyCancel

  • Littlest Learners - The picture of him zooming around the slide is beautiful. I’d take that over a posed pic anyday. You did a great job capturing him at this age.

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  • Stef - “the look” cracks me up!

    Happy 18 months, Levi!!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy McDonagh-Valentine - He’s so beautiful, Jess!! I have to say your husband definitely has the dominant genes in your relationship!! First Cora and then Levi ~ both “mini-me’s” of your husband. I’ll bet you can’t wait to see what the next little one looks like. God bless you all. πŸ™‚

    ~ Wendy

  • Rich and Carolyn Dewey - Absolutely precious!ReplyCancel

  • This Farm Family's Life - I think 18 month pix are the hardest. Both of my girls are on the move in their 18 month pictures. As a photographer, I try to just capture them in the moment, but when you are the mom trying to take the pictures it’s even harder. You did a great job!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - Levi looks so adorable. He is definitely a bundle of fun. Happy 18 months Levi!ReplyCancel

  • Elisa Seaba - I just love his “look”!! It is so darn cute!ReplyCancel

  • mama b - oh my goodness…i feel for you! my 13 month old boy weighs 26 pounds too! but i am not pregnant – can’t imagine carrying him around with a baby in my tummy! his THREE year old sister only weighs a pound more than he does! they are built so different. i hope sweet levi is not making you carry him too much! you poor thing!ReplyCancel

  • mama b - oh my goodness…i feel for you! my 13 month old boy weighs 26 pounds too! but i am not pregnant – can’t imagine carrying him around with a baby in my tummy! his THREE year old sister only weighs a pound more than he does! they are built so different. i hope sweet levi is not making you carry him too much! you poor thing!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Martini - Jess, your pictures are great! You have perfectly captured Levi and his beautiful, sweet spirit.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy - His smile is so precious!
    I think he could be a toddler boy model πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • molly - Ha! I love that you said he ran and ran and ran. That reminds me of when I was 32 weeks pregnant and getting maternity photos. My boy was about 19 months at that time and all he did was run during the photo shoot. But because our photographer is good we still got amazing shots!

    These photos turned out really great. He is so cute. My favorite is the big smile after coming down the slide!ReplyCancel

  • k and c's mom - This fills my heart with so much joy for your family. Thank you! (And: you are an excellent photographer, Jess!)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - Levi is an absolute DOLL, just like his sister. No doubt baby brother will be, too. Bet you can’t wait to find out! πŸ˜‰

    Reading your blog is like a breath of fresh air. You inspire, entertain, and educate through every post you write. Most importantly, your faith shines through everything you say and do. Thank you. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Faith - Aw sweet post! He is so cute! Love “the look”!!ReplyCancel

  • Bridget - He is just so cute! He reminds me of my first boy at that age. He too never wanted to come inside or stop playing. They just have so much energy! I had our second child, a girl, just two days after my first turned 18 months. Exhausting! Best of luck to you. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Toni :O) - Gosh, he’s just beautiful and he’s SO happy!!! What joy!!! He brings a smile to my face every.single.time I check your blog and it has pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Barb - Levi is an absolutely beautiful little boy and it is obvious that he is much loved. These pictures are much better than anything posed…shows his outgoing and precious personality!!ReplyCancel

  • Krystal - I think you got beautiful pictures! He is a cutie pie!! Enjoy them, they grow soooo fast!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia - OH MY Goodness ! This is a precious baby ! So beautiful….ReplyCancel

  • danielle @ take heart - he is so sweet. what a great big brother he will be!ReplyCancel

  • AshleyAnn - Great shots…love all the slide ones!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin Stegent - He’s adorable!ReplyCancel

  • griffin :: eighteen-ish months » The Macs - […] you want to see Levi at 18 months click here. I always think it’s fun to compare and see how much they have […]ReplyCancel