Miller, wearing Daddy's new BBQ gloves...
One word: FUN. You're there! You've reached the turning point! You laugh, you dance, you "talk," play games... you are, seriously, a great time. Yes, I believe you have a touch of your daddy's temper, but I also still think you are one of the sweetest things that ever existed. You love your Ugly Doll Jeero and you immediately cuddle with him or anything else soft you find (me, included!). You love to give kisses and hugs and you're always looking for Emmylou to play with you. You finally started saying "Dada" this month and your daddy is having a fantastic time with you as well. Today he took you to Home Depot and you got to pretend to drive the riding lawnmowers! You love anything with a wheel or anything you can throw. You seem to understand everything I say. You actually answer almost every yes/no question I ask you by nodding or shaking your head and I'd give you about a 90% reliability rating. Pretty remarkable, if you ask me. I'm amazed that when I ask you if you want to take your jacket off you nod "yes" and hand me your sleeve to help. Obviously you're not a little baby anymore. You're eager to be included in all the activities going on around our house and I couldn't be more excited to help you learn more and experience all kinds of fun, exciting things. There are so many things I can't wait to show you!
I couldn't love you more, Miller! Happy 16 months to you, Monkey.