Cannot believe it has been so long since we blogged. We have been so busy that the last few months have flown by. Work is picking up in Europe for our photography business, which is great, but leaves our personal photos to suffer tremendously.
Now our favorite baby is 18 months old. This is the most fun age yet. Canaan is incredibly cute and quite smart. All I know is that we are having a blast. Canaan talks incessantly and learns new words every day. For months he called airplanes something that sounded a lot like “mama.” But just Wednesday he started saying airplane perfectly. I told Zach that is a great example of how reinforcing the correct pronunciation, no matter how cute his babbles are, goes a long way in language development. I love nothing more than to hear him call blueberries “biyos,” but he almost has that one right now too.
Canaan’s latest obsessions are airplanes, big buses, turtles and yogurt. He stopped nursing a few weeks ago and the only dairy product we can get him to eat is yogurt. He asks for yogurt all the time, when he wakes up, after he’s eaten a full lunch and especially before bedtime.
He is a huge eater. He just adores food and begs all day long. Yesterday morning for breakfast, he ate 3 zucchini muffins, an egg and some strawberries. That was more than we ate! Then an hour later he was pleading for a snack.
He is finally (mostly) sleeping through the night. Our months of agony seem so long ago now. But now that Canaan is sleeping a longer stretch at night, that means he wakes up even earlier. It has been a long time since 6 or 6:30 was my wake-up time everyday.
Canaan still only has 6 teeth and a handful of hair, but things are slowly changing. We think he is just perfect the way he is.
I am in love with Canaan’s little personality. He loves people and is so friendly. He smiles and giggles all day. He does have his toddler moments, but I find myself being more in awe of him everyday. I tell him all the time you are so cute! He usually says…”no.”
These photos were taken last week in the Austrian alps. My (Jenny) favorite place on earth. So glad my little babe got to explore a bit. I could tell he loved it there just as much as we did.