21 mos

 Winston and Tyler jet-skiing over the weekend. He couldn't get enough of the 'boat'

It's time for another Winston post because he has grown up sooo much in the past few months and Tyler and I seriously cannot get over what a cute little boy he is. There is no way I can possibly post everything he is up to, but hopefully I'll catch all the highlights.

 Winston with his green muffin and gold coins on St. Patrick's Day. He looks so old to me in this photo :(
  • He loves wearing baseball caps like Daddy.
  • Whenever you say you're going to do something or go somewhere he says "too!" because he wants to come along.
  • His favorite song at bedtime is "I Love to See the Temple", and if you start singing any other song he looks you in the eye and says, "No, no. Do." (like 'dough', which means temple).
  • He LOVES to ride his scooter and is really good at it. He has pretty amazing balance for his age.
  • We moved him to a twin bed a couple of weeks ago and the transition could not have been smoother. He stays put at night and for naps and doesn't get off until I come to get him. When he's awake his favorite game is to run down the hall, into the bedroom, and then belly flop on the bed :)
  • He loves to wrestle with Koa, even if Koa doesn't always...
  • He is climbing everything these days.
  • I can't possibly count all the words he is saying now, but he does often put two words together, the most often being "up high" when he's climbing or standing on top of the centimeters-high dirt mound in the backyard. Some of our favorite words are pizza- tipitipi, yep- yeppa, yellow- lellow, basketball hoop- shoot, swaddle- schau, and airplane- brrrmmm.
  • He loves to read by himself now and I'll find him in his room flipping through books reading aloud. It's all jibber-jabber until he sees something he knows and then he says that word excitedly.
  • He calls all animals by the sound they make (i.e. a duck is a 'quack, quack').
  • He favorite fun songs are "Popcorn" or 'pop,pop' and "Wheels on the Bus" or 'beep,beep'. He does all the actions for both songs and sings most of "Popcorn", but he only sings the "all through the town" part of "Wheels on the Bus".
  • He knows the colors red, blue, yellow and green, but he is definitely obsessed with blue.
  • He has about 20 variations to his yes and no. His voice fluctuation is spot on and you always know how he's feeling by the way he says the word.
  • When he takes a drink he does "Bottoms up!", aka he wants everyone to be drinking while he is drinking.
  • We had a couple of super cold weeks combined with either a sick mama or a sick baby, so we ended up watching a least part of a movie everyday and it had to be AristoCats. He would ask for it by meowing and he still talks about it all the time even if we haven't watched for a couple of weeks. He called Thomas O'Malley 'Bear' and loved when the cats would sing :)
  • When we put him in bed at night we tell him mama and daddy love him and then he asks if the baby loves him, and if Jesus loves him, and if Koa loves him. On occasion he also wants to know if Pa, Granna, Jenny and Ben love him too :)
  • He loves pointing out pictures of Jesus at church and at home.
  • He wants Koa to come with him where ever he goes and calls to him saying, "Ko, Ko!" really loud.
  • He is still a ball man. He loves to throw them high, punt them, and shoot hoops.
  • He likes to run at top speed to us and get picked up and squeezed :)
  • He likes to help buckle himself into his carseat and highchair now.
  • Whenever he thinks he's hurt you or you're upset he looks very closely into your face and says, "Yeah? Yeah? Yeah?" as if to say, "We good?"
  • The things he asks to see a million times a day are the moon, airplanes, blue anything, and Elliot (his buddy from church/neighborhood/L.A.).
  • Before his nap and before bed he blows to kisses to the pictures of Jesus and the baby (himself) on the wall in his room.
  • When he knows he's doing something he's not supposed to and you catch him he avoids looking you in the eye.
  • His favorite foods are probably milk, cheerios, berries, yogurt, and pasta.
  • He likes to put one arm around dadda and one arm around mama for big family hugs all the time.
  • He is super ticklish and will say, "no, no!" if you start to tickle him, but when you stop he usually asks for more :)
  • If you ask him where the baby is he'll point to my tummy and sometimes give it a kiss.
  • He is still very OCD and picks up trash everywhere, asks for a towel to clean things, likes his toys/books put away in the right spots, etc.
I feel like there is soooo much more about him that I want to remember right now, but I just can't think of it all. I'll probably add stuff to this post for the next couple of days just for my own record keeping. But really he is just the best and so sweet and we know he's going to love being a big brother!


  1. So, so cute. When are you due? Do you know if it's a boy or a girl?

    I love that he calls Thomas O'Malley "Bear." The man who did the voice for Thomas also did Baloo the Bear from Jungle Book. If you've seen it, he may just have a knack for voices.

    We miss you guys! The ward has changed so much out here. Daphne's already one, if you can believe it! Take care!

  2. I'm due July 4th with a girl! We're so excited, including W. And yes, I saw that Daphne had turned one and I told Tyler that it completely blew my mind! We need to plan a trip back sooner rather than later.