Toby: 18 Months Old

Cheeeese!

IMG_3315Toby kicked off the month with a big chocolatey cupcake at a friend’s birthday party.

IMG_3029So much happiness in this photo.

IMG_3041Toby has a personality that is hard to explain- he has to be experienced to understand.

IMG_3178He seems much older than 18 months. For one, he talks more like a 2 year old. He also listens and understands so well. He wants to be included in everything (we hear ‘me’ and ‘my turn’ a lot from him). He also has this hilarious sense of humor. He uses his whole body to make us laugh.

IMG_3280He also tantrums more like a 2 year old. This one was actually because Luke and Jude went out to the store without him. He continues to be crazy about Dad and so when Luke is around has to be with him at all times otherwise this.

IMG_3283Toby is more cautious around strangers and in new situations than Jude. For example, Toby’s second haircut was a disaster. He cried and clung to me – not wanting to be left in the car chair alone. He warmed up half way through and was giggling at the lady but man can he make some noise and dish out some evil glares!

IMG_3618Towards the end of the month Grandma and Grandpa arrived! Toby eventually started calling them ‘Ama’ and ‘Andpa’. He doesn’t remember them like Jude does so he took awhile to warm up to them.   Lucky, they always have a suitcase full of presents as an icebreaker. Toby looooved the Magnatiles.

IMG_3632He also loved all the dinosaur tees and sunglasses.

IMG_3635So it didn’t take long for him to start holding their hands.

IMG_3636Ice cream also always helps as a way into Toby’s heart.

IMG_3640Cartoons do, too.

IMG_3697It was Easter when they arrived and they came prepared with loads of Easter Bunny treats. The boys loved finding their baskets and then all the eggs.

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IMG_3715And getting to eat all the treats after.

IMG_3711The boys also loved baking an Easter cake. Toby was more focused on licking the batter than the actual baking part! IMG_3698Toby, you little rascal. You sure gave Ama and Andpa a good taste of your big personality. You somehow know how to exhaust us all but always keep us coming back for more. I’ll post more of our holiday adventures to Bali in my next post.

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