08 October 2013

Happy 18 months, Easton!!

Weight: 27lbs (85%)
Height: 34.5" (90%)

Time slipped away from me this past month. Are we really in October already?! My mind is blown.

Well, my little Easton turned 18 months on Sept 30. And this seems like a big milestone to me. I mean, EIGHTEEN MONTHS!! What the heck. I had the brilliant idea to take my Three Year Old and my One and a Half Year Old out this past weekend to take Easton's official 18 month photos. And I'll tell you one thing, it wasn't the 3 y/o I was frustrated with.

Being a photographer, you'd think I'd be totally prepared and able to handle a photoshoot with a One Year Old. But after this shoot, I was starting to question my chosen profession. lol.

Easton is an absolute joy, but at the same time, he's got firey attitude and sends my head spinning sometimes. He decided he wasn't going to cooperate at all for pictures, but I suppose I should expect nothing less.

Exhibit A:

Dude wasn't pleased with me for asking him to hold still, so in protest, he took his beanie off and threw if on the ground while wining and flailing around erratically. Eh, such is life I suppose.

So I stopped asking him to pose and sit still, because I realize how ridiculous it was to try and get him to stay in one spot. So most of the decent shots I got, where of him in motion. The photographer in me wants that "perfect" photo. At the end of the day, though, I realize that this is a perfect reflection of life with an 18 month old, so.... I embrace it. :)

He seems to be pretty average with his height and weight, but we'll see once we get his official stats from his 18 month well child check, which I don't have yet because his appointment isn't until the end of the month. He's wearing 12-18 month clothing, has 12 teeth, eats really well & sleeps super well. I'm a lucky duck.

Easton is so smart. He is extremely in tune with what's going on around him, and he pays good attention, just absorbing information like a sponge. His vocabulary is awesome, for a One Year Old. I'm impressed every single day at the things he says. He can mimic and repeat almost all sounds & words that we say, and he understands and follows direction amazingly well.

Things he loves: 
Books, food (specifically fruit), big brother, snakes & reptiles, stuffed animals, building mega blocks, puzzles, The Lion King, hide & go seek, climbing, throwing & kicking balls, going on walks, sleeping, brushing his hair, taking baths, vacuuming, swinging, being tickled, picking out his clothing, chocolate milk. Oh and whining. ;-)

Things he doesn't like:
Diaper changes, getting his picture taken & getting in and out of the car.

I mean, for the most part, this kid is a cake walk. Sure he's got a little 'tude on him sometimes but he's so stinking cute, he can get away with it. Love him so much!! So blessed to have him in our lives.


Valerie Scott said...

Time is really flying for sure. In just a few months I will have a two year old, how did that happen? I am no photographer by any means but I know how frustrating it is when you just can't get that "perfect" shot. Most of the pics I get these days are a blurry mess or I get the back/side of his head. I LOVE candid's but sometimes all I want is that one perfect posed shot, little stinkers!

Brittany Hastings said...

Your son is adorable and Ilove these pictures! Candid shots are the best in capturning the personality and spirit of our little ones. I just attempted to have pictures done of my 13month old done in a photo studio and it was an absolute disaster, but completly expected lol. My daughter has the same dislikes too - she absolutly hates being made to be still (diaper changes, getting dressed, car seat etc) life with a toddler is a wonderful adventure!

Andrea said...

How is he 18 months old already?! Such a cutie pie!

Discovery Street said...

I tried to get some shots of Parker yesterday....Yeah, every shot is an action shot...and most were of her pulling the clip out of her hair! lol HE is so stinkin cute Mandy!

Deanna @ From Casinos To Castles said...

Awe! He is so cute! Happy 18 months Easton! My little man is a month behind ya!

Anonymous said...

What a hunk! ;)

Amanda Jillian B said...

Getting to be a big boy!

Naomi Tinning said...

That tantrum shot is one to keep for the 21st. The following shots are so lovely and natural. I much prefer those over staged shots anyway. :)

Anna Craig said...

I know the feeling when you have to change their diaper :))

Fran said...

Aww happy 18 months!

Anonymous said...

I would never be able to tell he doesn't like pictures.. seriously. Love those cheekies!