Owen at 15 months

I called the doctor’s office on Monday, apologizing repeatedly for neglecting to schedule Owen’s 15 month check up. I told the nurse I was whole month overdue, and that he was now 16 months old. She corrected me, then said, “Really for third babies, we just count by years anyway. Who can keep track…?” Not me, apparently.

At FIFTEEN months, Owen is a handful. (Perhaps I’ve noted that previously.) He is always into something (or rather, has something in the toilet). If left alone for a mere moment, destruction is ensured. His physicality is notable—he can toss balls across the room, or heavy items from the shopping cart.

He’s cute as can be, quick with a smile for his sweet sisters. He’s saying a number of new words, including baby and banana. He LOVES to dance, and knows exactly how to request a record for the player when we get home at night. He will occasionally suffer through a song or two as I rock him before bed, but he’d really just rather lay right down at 7:30 (you have to go to bed early to wake at 5:45!). He’s terribly impatient, and is immediately frustrated when he can’t have exactly what he wants.

Owen’s most favorite pastime is strolling (running) up and down the sidewalk, where he will pick up a walnut or a rock or a piece of mulch, toss it ahead of himself, and then run after it. He repeats this up and down the path—the same one I walked over and over when I was in labor one night last summer.

We’ve covered many miles out in front of our house the last few weeks, and I have no doubt this will be one of my favorite memories of this little guy at this age.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Karyl on October 3, 2013 at 2:53 am

    He is so darn cute – even when he is throwing something in the toilet – ? He is growing up way too fast!

  2. Posted by Doug Smith on October 3, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I feel a mixture of love and sadness in looking at these. How could he be any cuter? But our lives are passing by way too quick. 15 months! Thanks for great photos, Rebecca!

  3. Posted by Gramma Great on October 4, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Such a sweet little guy! Love these pictures.

  4. Posted by Rebecca's Mom on October 5, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Love!

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