My big guy
Likes: Briggs is still a happy little guy. He loves playing outside, bath time, cars, books, and his sisters. Favorite outdoor activities include climbing on the playset, playing in the sandbox, and water table fun. At the park, he is often happy just playing in the woodchips and the rocks. Favorite toys include his cars and trucks, balls, Little People toys, and anything his sisters are playing with. He really enjoys reading, and will sit for a long time to listen to books. Favorite books are ones with cars/trucks/trains, ones with flaps, and his several sets of miniature books. Briggs is a good eater, but he loves pancakes/waffles, fruit, yogurt, crackers, and anything sweet. Briggs loves animals, and gets so excited about seeing our cats or the dogs in the neighborhood. He's still a bit of a Mama's boy, but loves his Daddy, his grandparents, his cousins, and just about anyone else he meets. Of course, he loves nothing more than his sisters.
Briggs and his big sisters
Briggs loves playing in the wood chips at the playground
Walking with Daddy like a big boy
He definitely has his not-so-happy moments, but is more often smiling.
Skills: Briggs is now walking much more. I'd say he's about an 80-85% of the time walker now, increasing this percentage almost on a daily basis. He loves to climb up the ladder on the playset and steps on the playground. He can turn around to climb off of furniture, and is starting to learn to turn around to crawl down stairs (although this remains a bit scary and unsafe.) Briggs loves putting things in, taking things out, coloring on paper, and activating toys. He helps get dressed by pushing arms and legs into clothing, takes of shoes and socks, and will try to put on his shoes or socks or hats. He can feed himself with a spoon and a fork, although still more often uses his fingers. He likes to help brush his hair, brush his teeth, and blow his nose. Briggs will sometimes tell us "poo poo" and pat his diaper as he's pooping or peeing in his diaper. Briggs is a big talker. He has lots of words (maybe around 75 or so), and is starting to put 2 words together. He labels objects, makes animal sounds, sings parts of songs, helps say grace before meals, and uses please and thank you appropriately. Briggs also understands so much. He follows simple directions, gives high fives and fist bumps, blows kisses, puts away toys, shares, dances, and loves to laugh. He just lights up our lives!
Briggs is walking so much more
My happy 15 month old