Today is Sam's 18mo birthday! Okay I know it's a little silly to celebrate 6mo b-day's but this is the only one we celebrate. There is just something really cool and nerve racking about 18mo that takes a toddler from bumbling to amazing climbing abilities small child.
Call our house any time during the day and you are bound to hear another parent in the background screaming at Sam to come back (as he high tails it to the road) or stop whatever destructive behavior he's engaged in (downward dog on chair with head pointed precariously to the edge?!!). Just yesterday I found myself screeching for him to NOT GRAB the tray of oranges off the table and husband commented that it was a little over the top. It's true, the more he reaches the higher our volume gets in an attempt to reach that determined little brain of his. Sigh! So I apologize in advance if you've called and heard one of us screeching in the background.
We celebrated 18mo with a trip to Cracker Barrel for Sweet Potato pancakes loaded with brown sugar/butter (good thing I'm pregnant!!!) followed by a trip to the epic Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton, FL which comes with a fantastic carousel and giant wooden fort with enough steps to preoccupy our determined climber.