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Thursday, April 21, 2011

mr. levi {fifteen months}

Mr. Levi.

You keep me laughing constantly. You talk with your big brown eyes and have the best facial expressions. You are certainly a charmer. Not only have you stolen the hearts of your mama and daddy, but you usually make friends wherever you go. You always make sure to blow kisses and say bye-bye to everyone you meet.

You clap, give high-fives, show us how big you are, give hugs, blow kisses, and recently daddy taught you how to show us your "big muscles". You smile and laugh a lot and I can't tell you how much you brighten my days.

You are a jabber-box. You are starting to talk to yourself a lot. No one understands what you are saying but you. You say ma-ma, da-da, pa-pa, ba (ball), ba (block), bu (book), ta-ter (tractor), na-na (banana) bye-bye, moo (cow) and uh-huh (yes). You shake your head back and forth as fast as you can to say "no". It is so cute to hear you start to verbalize what is going on in that little head of yours. I love talking to you.

You love to go bye-bye, whether that means just going outside or actually going somewhere. You just like to be on the go. You would stay outside all day if I would let you. Right now you like to explore, swing, and ride in your wagon. I am looking forward to playing outside with you and having you "help" me in the garden this summer.

I can't believe how much you eat. I am going to be in trouble when you are a teenager at this rate. You always beg for a banana as soon as we get downstairs in the mornings. And no matter how much you ate at breakfast or lunch you are ready for a snack at any time of the day. I am constantly sweeping up cracker crumbs off the floor.  

You don't let us eat without praying. You fold your little chubby hands and loudly remind us that we need to thank God for our food. If mom or dad get up from the table you always think we need to pray again when we sit back down. And if we are ever out to eat and someone sits down at a table close by, you try to get them to pray too. I know that right now this is just a cute little thing you do, but I pray that a love for talking to God is something that deepens in your heart as you grow. 

You go to sleep with your pacifier and blanket every night. We are working on keeping the pacifiers in your crib and not using them during the day. When you get up in the morning or from your nap you throw them through the slats before we go downstairs. Your doctor says we need to try for no pacifiers at all by the end of the summer. Yikes!

Visiting dad at work is the best. You love everything about the farm...cows, tractors, four wheelers. I think it is a good thing that we don't actually live on the farm or you would be begging to be with your daddy all day long. If you are ever a little crabby, a visit to the farm is sure to cheer you up...until we have to leave again that is.

You love music. You love when mama and daddy sing to you. And whenever you hear music you bend your knees up and down or twist your body side to side to "dance". 

We read a lot of books these days. You are even starting to get very picky about which books we read. You like books with tractors and animals right now. Sometimes you insist on reading the same book five times in a row. If I suggest another book you will shake your head no and hand me the one we just read.

You are twenty-six pounds, one ounce and thirty-two inches tall. You wear a size five diaper, size five shoe and mostly 18-24 month clothes. I am glad you love to walk because you are getting really heavy for your mama to carry around. You are a big boy!

You are a true joy at fifteen months, Levi. The Lord knew that we needed a little boy exactly like you at exactly the time you came into our lives. What a blessing you are to our family. I can't wait to keep watching you as you grow. There is nothing better than being your mama.


Blogger Perpetual Blind Date said...

you sure do have a heartbreaker on your hands. What a cutie!!

April 21, 2011 at 3:16 PM  
Blogger A said...

seriously, he is so adorable!!

April 21, 2011 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

He's so sweet!

April 21, 2011 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger jbreeden said...

OMG, his praying obsession is too darn cute!

April 21, 2011 at 3:43 PM  
Blogger The Sieberts said...

i heard him say uh-huh behind us in church the other day. SO CUTE!

April 21, 2011 at 4:19 PM  
Anonymous Susy M. said...

I don't even know him and he brightens my day. God Bless you all.

April 21, 2011 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger Stef said...

Happy 15 months, Levi boy! I can't believe he weighs 2 pounds less than my 2 1/2 year old daughter!
I love his random expressions and chubby little body. he's gonna be an awesome big brother.

April 21, 2011 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger Surrounded-By-Boys said...

Have you seen the "All About John Deere" DVDs? My kids absolutely ADORE and LOVE husband is a farmer too, here in the South, but my boys would watch these DVDs for HOURS on end! You can find them online at Amazon or at different online John Deere stores.....

April 21, 2011 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

You are becoming such a funny and sweet boy, Mr. Levi. I like the little sparkle you have in your eyes. You are special and loved!

April 21, 2011 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

He is a cutie!! Love those big eyes!!

April 21, 2011 at 8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is too cute!!! so thankful he is such a joy to you both!

April 21, 2011 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Tonya said...

Levi is such a little sugar! I miss having a little boy at that age...mine is 7 now.

April 21, 2011 at 10:56 PM  
Blogger Vincent Family said...

He is so cute!

April 21, 2011 at 11:30 PM  
Blogger SupaFlowaPowa said...

such a cute blog, i love it!!! I found you through a search for a flag pennant banner i am trying to make for my soon to be here baby boy and am just enthralled with your story. you are so strong and awesome - keep it up - your son is adorable and super duper cute!

April 22, 2011 at 12:10 AM  
Anonymous Henrike said...

This post made me smile. You have such a beautiful little boy.

April 22, 2011 at 7:47 AM  
Anonymous Rachel in KY said...

A friend of mine passed along your blog to me several months ago and I check in from time to time. Please know that your strength in the Lord is such an encouragement to me. Isaiah 42:16.

Anyhow, wanted to pass along a tip that sealed the deal with the paci for us. My baby was completely attached to his paci and the pediatrician gave us the stern eye as his teeth were starting to be affected. Fine! We'll get rid of it! So I snipped the tip off his pacis (maybe the top 1/3) and placed them in their usual spots. (I kept one hidden as a back up in case of dire emergency.) When he found them, he tried them out and after realizing they just weren't the same, he excaliamed, "Uh Oh!" He gave them the old college try but after about a week of "uh oh's" and me non-chalantly telling him "it's broken" he stopped using them altogether. Worked for us!

April 22, 2011 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

What a sweet, sweet boy you have! I have three children and my youngest will be 1 in a week. He eats a lot too (all my kids do though)...I always laugh when the books say "give them milk or nurse them when they wake up then feed them bfast an hour later." Ha! I have to feed my boy right when we get downstairs or he will be crying his eyes out trying to crawl over to me. Hungry boys are the best! Congrats, Mr. Levi, on being 15 mths old!

April 22, 2011 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

What a sweet, sweet boy you have! I have three children and my youngest will be 1 in a week. He eats a lot too (all my kids do though)...I always laugh when the books say "give them milk or nurse them when they wake up then feed them bfast an hour later." Ha! I have to feed my boy right when we get downstairs or he will be crying his eyes out trying to crawl over to me. Hungry boys are the best! Congrats, Mr. Levi, on being 15 mths old!

April 22, 2011 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger meg duerksen said...

how did he get so big so fast!!!

April 22, 2011 at 11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wanted to back up Rachel on her pacifier solution. We did the same thing. My little guy was just over two and I knew he would be so mad at me for taking his prized possession away. We snipped the tips, put them in their regular spots and waited. He brought them to me and said yucky. He still tried to use them and carried them around for two days before he was DONE! I did not think it could be that easy. Good luck.


April 22, 2011 at 11:42 AM  
Anonymous AshleyAnn said...

20lbs, size 3 shoe, size 3 girl! That is just funny. I think we need pictures of them together - just in case we get to be in-laws together. Levi could go for an older girl, right? ;)

April 22, 2011 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Love this!

April 22, 2011 at 2:22 PM  
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April 22, 2011 at 3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the Lord sure knew what he was doing...blessings to you all.

April 22, 2011 at 7:01 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

What a sweetie! Beautiful pictures!! Happy Easter, McClenahans!

April 23, 2011 at 11:49 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

What a precious little boy you have!!

May 2, 2011 at 7:41 PM  
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