Monday, May 24, 2010

17 Months/Glacier National Park!

Connor Francis, have I mentioned that you are already a world traveler? You have been so many places and when we tell you down the road how we celebrated your 17 month birthday I think your friends might be jealous :) After your 3 hour crying stint from Spokane, through Idaho to decided to sleep the remaining car rides away! I really think we wore you out (so much so that the Wednesday we got back you slept until 9:30!) and you needed your sleep where you could get it! After Uncle Bubba graduated we decided to pile in the car and head up to Glacier National Park...To say that it was beautiful doesn't do it justice. It was simply breathtaking and I will forever be thankful that we were able to share it with you. You have so much fun playing in the water (and it was COLD, you are brave!) hanging out with our family, riding in your backpack carrier and being YOU!
At 17 months you are hilarious! You are into everything just as you have been for quite some time :) You are a little explorer and you are happiest outside. You still love to sniff the flowers and you have started taking our hands and holding it and walking with us. Melts my heart every time and I will go wherever your little hand takes me. You love your cozy coupe car and the feel of the wind on your face.
You have started talking up a storm and though maybe not everyone could understand what you are saying, I do! You say (and sign) more, you say dada, momma, diaper, dog and you are starting to say something for Nonny, NeNe and NaNa! You know all of your body parts (though the knees and elbows mess you up a bit!) and you wash your body in the bathtub. You do great drinking out of a cup with no lid and have totally mastered stealing all of our cups, especially daddy's!
You have nice manners totally have "please" down and we are working on the signs for "help" and "thank you". You are starting to say the word and sign the word...and I love it! Your new favorite spot in the house is the window seat upstairs, you like to "knock" on the window when you see someone outside.
You LOVE, I mean LOVE trucks! You are just mesmerized by them and want to get as close as you can when you see one. You could also sit in the front yard on our laps watching the cars for hours. You climb on and over everything - you are so good at getting on and off the window seats, bed and couch. You have started a new routine when you wake up - you dance in your crib for a minute and then hand us your blanket, monkey and bunny - get out of the crib (I lay on the floor) and you sit in your chair next to me and we read books.

You are still sweet as can be and you just love life. You stomp your feet and screech when you are mad ( we try not to laugh, but it's a little on the funny side!) and you still love your bath time. You will pretend like you want to get out but them you scoot back, smile and sit little stinker pie!
You pushed me out of this picture so you could "pose" by yourself! You are a ham and we love it :) You were so good (for the most part!) on this trip and you loved seeing your Uncle Davey. You missed your G on Wednesday morning because she had the pleasure of staying in the room with us all weekend!
After turning 17 months old in Glacier, it was back to Missoula for one last dinner with the gang. We had such a great time and we miss Uncle Bubba soooo much! We are counting down the days until he is back in St. Louis where he belongs :) Thank you for being such a great host Uncle Bubba...we love you!

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