"I have told you this so that my joy might be in you and your joy might be complete." John 15:11

Saturday, December 10, 2011

16 Months

Philip is 16 Months!  Lots of fun developments as usual.

He loves to sing.  He will usually sing at mass anytime there is music - whether the congregation is supposed to sing or not.  Many times the music ends before he does, so everyone hears a little bit of his joyful noise!  He also sings a lot when he is tired - when I sing him lullabies he will often sing along in his own way (no words, just lots of aaaahhhh's).

He likes to strum Daddy's guitar too!

He is becoming a great imitator.  It is funny to see the little ordinary things of life that he is starting to imitate - like throwing things in the trash can, unloading the dishwasher, or dialing the phone and handing it to me.  One day I was working on dinner and he came up begging for food.  I gave him a piece of cucumber which he never eats.  Andy and I both watched in amazement as he put it in his mouth.  A few seconds later he took it out of his mouth and threw it in our recycling bin!  He throws lots of things in the recycling bin - if we are ever missing a toy, I will assume that it went out with the garbage! 

Tomato paste anyone?

He also tries to snap his fingers when he sees Andy snapping.  It is super cute!  He is starting to wave more, but usually at the wrong time - like when a person has their back turned to him or when the door has already closed.

Clapping (while sitting in a storage ottoman)

Philip is starting to make the sign of the cross when we say a blessing before meals.  He taps his fingers on his heart and smiles when he gets our approval.

He is starting to try to use utensils and is a big food moocher.  He is realizing that sometimes Andy and I are eating yummy things that he doesn't have on his plate - I was dreading this day!

A special Halloween treat

He likes it!

He loves brushing his teeth now that he has his own toothbrush and gets to use apple-banana toothpaste!

Getting ready for bed - half undressed and brushing away

He has nice long eyelashes...


A favorite toy is his shape sorter.  He is starting to get pretty good at fitting shapes in the holes just right.  He still hasn't figured out that only one shape can fit in each hole!

Mischief of the Month:

Oops!  I didn't realize he was pulling the cat's tail until after I looked at the pictures.

Herbie trying to hide under the dishwasher - his only defense!

Our Cheerios commercial:


  1. How adorable! I love the pic where he is pulling the cat's tail. That was so cute! And yes, that's a lovely Cheerios commercial ;)

  2. Kristen, Thanks for doing this blog. Seeing the pics of Philip and Herbie make me happy :) He is so cute!