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griffin {15/16 months}

I had wanted to take some 15 month pictures of my little guy but between Christmas and him being sick time just snuck away from me. I have hardly picked up my camera this past month either…that needs to change in February! But I wanted to write down a few things about Griffin at 15…or 16…months before I forget. These pictures from my phone probably portray the real Griffin and his every day a little better anyway.


At 15/16 months you are still not walking! I remember at your 15 month appointment you weren’t even close. You hardly wanted to even stand up and try walking when we held your hands. You have come a long way since then. You love walking when we hold your hands now and you even have taken two or three steps on your own, but only if you don’t think we are looking. If we hold our hands out to you and tell you to come to us you just shake your head, plop down and take off crawling the other way. This walking thing is definitely going to be in your own time. You walk all around furniture and you are a climber. No walking but you can climb on anything!

At 15/16 months you love to be outside. If someone will take you outside you will go with them in a second. You are not a fan when daddy leaves for work without you. And apparently you are not a fan of snow…or maybe just snowsuits. πŸ™‚

At 15/16 months you are a mama’s boy. I think you would let me carry you around all day, but you are getting way too heavy for that! When you slow down enough you are the best snuggler. I’ll take one of your hugs any day. You love to read with me now too. Your favorite books are ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear’ and ‘Big Red Barn’.

At 15/16 months you love your brother and want to do everything he is doing. You and your brother are either best friends playing in your own little world or worst enemies fighting. You definitely know how to fight back and aren’t about to allow Levi to win every time. Thankfully, you are more often best friends. I love watching the sweet bond that is forming between you two. Levi has taught you a lot of things…one of those is to love music. You both love to listen to music, clap your hands, and dance.

At 15/16 months you are the pickiest eater. You like fruit, macaroni, crackers, popcorn…and that’s about it. Oh, and did I mention you like sweets? I could offer you a million healthy things to eat and you will spit them all out but if I offer you a cookie it is gone in two seconds. M&Ms are your favorite. I did figure out that you like smoothies, so I may be sneaking in your vegetables that way! And you are done with your highchair which I can hardly believe. You have to sit by your big brother. Apparently highchairs are for babies. πŸ˜‰

At 15/16 months you sleep through the night…hooray! You finally started sleeping through the night after you turned one. That was a major answer to prayer! I am a much nicer mama when I can sleep through the night. You still wake up occasionally for a drink but usually go right back to sleep. And you are an early riser. Your brother spoiled me with his amazing sleeping skills…you are exactly the opposite!

At 15/16 months you are hardly talking at all. You say ‘mama’, ‘hi’, ‘moo’ and last week you started saying ‘oink’! We were cheering you on as you made that crazy pig sound! You still love cows and ‘moo’ anytime you see one. If we drive through daddy’s feedlot you are just mooing away in the back seat. You sign a little bit too. You sign ‘more’, ‘all done’, and you are constantly shaking your head ‘no’.

At 15/16 months this is your signature face. You are a stubborn one, little Griffin. You can throw a fit like I have never seen before when you aren’t getting what you want. And you are persistent. You let us know until we finally figure out what it is you are trying to tell us. At 15/16 months you are a hard one to figure out little man. Like today, you fell asleep in the car. You must have been exhausted because I brought you in the house, took your coat and hat off, changed your diaper and put you in your crib and you never woke up. You have never done that before! But even though you often lead me to my knees wondering how in the world I am going to parent you, I love you so much. You have a way of making me smile and laugh with your funny faces and sweet grin. I will be your biggest fan, cheering you on as you decide to take those first steps and learn new words. I love you so much, Griffin!

Love, Mama

  • Mary - this is the sweetest.
    he is such a cutie and i love seeing your sweet boys on IG, too! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - Oh my goodness, I think my Mack and your Griffin are cut from the same cloth…
    2nd children! HA!
    And its funny, because as “challenging” as my Mack is, I absolutely adore him just like i do my “easy” Rhyan (almost 4 yr old girl). He can be so infuriating and frustrating but i think he’s perfect πŸ™‚
    And only God can let us love like that! ha!ReplyCancel

  • Jenn - My second baby is very similar to G! Funny how different two boys can be!ReplyCancel

  • Susannah - This letter is so precious! You little boy is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah W. - He is as adorable as ever. Love that first shot with his sunglasses and the last one of him passed out.

    We have experienced some of the same differences between Colby and Kenze, Kenzie was a great sleeper! Colby too did not consistently sleep through the night until around a year old. and we too just recently experienced the same exhaustion that led us to being able to bring him in, change his diaper and lay him down without him waking up, its never happened before! And I’m constantly wondering how I’m going to parent him…he has a temper already, and is very stubborn and knows what he wants. He gets into and messes with everything he possibly can.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - Big Red Barn is a fave around here too. All three of my kids loved it and my 2 yr old can almost read the whole thing by himself (and I can recite it word for word. Haha!) I love your posts. Love your honesty, love, and heart for your children. Reminds me of God’s love for us. We are hard to parent too!! Oh and your boys are super cute. Love that pic of Levi with his tilted talking to Griffin. Pretty sure we can all tell what he is saying there. πŸ˜‰ReplyCancel

    Jess Reply:

    Nicole-Levi and I can quote Big Red Barn word for word too. Haha. πŸ˜‰

    • Jess - Nicole-Levi and I can quote Big Red Barn word for word too. Haha. πŸ˜‰ReplyCancel