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14 Months

Development: Nicholas mastered 5 signs in just a week. He can now say: more, all done, change (diaper changes), milk and eat. He quickly put his pulling-up skills to the test and started using a walker to walk the entire …

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Getting Dressed

Cooper is starting to enter the “do it all by myself” phase of toddler hood, but it is still moving at a very slow rate. He can now put his own undies and pants on and take his shoes off. …

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School Pictures

It was Cooper’s second school picture and Nicholas’ first this year at Toddler group. We were able to get both of these pictures taken on the first attempt with some heavy negotiating leading up to it.…

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PEPS Hikes

We are loving the organized hikes with our baby group friends. It has been a great way to explore new parks and trails in the area. Today Cooper put on the backpack and said he was ready to carry Nicholas. …

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Bike Trailer

Today we gave the bike trailer a try. It was Nicholas’ first time in the trailer and he was lukewarm on the experience. Perhaps it was the fact that his helmet kept moving down near his eyes. Cooper on the …

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Cereal

Someone had mentioned their kiddo eats cereal every morning for breakfast and we realized we had never tried that with Cooper. He is a huge fan of having cereal in a bowl with milk like Mama and Daddy. He also …

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Kieffers

We are lucky enough to have some incredible friends that do incredible things. The Kieffers’ are no exception. They are currently circumnavigating the world by human power: http://www.nexusexpedition.com/. We love to catch up with them to hear the stories and …

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Walker

Like with many milestones Nicholas continues to impress us with his early mastery. His first time using the walker he cruised across the entire living room floor. No single or couple steps for this guy. Once he pulled up for …

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Children's Museum

Still one of Cooper’s very favorite parts of the museum is getting to drive the bus. It has been just a few months since we were last at the Children’s museum and it was amazing how much more interactive Nicholas …

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Haircut in the Big Chair

Cooper is getting to be such a big kid. I had all of the toys and snacks packed to help “convince” him that sitting in the haircut chair by himself, instead of on my lap, was a good idea. He …