At 18 months you weigh 22 1/2 pounds and are 31 inches tall. I'm told you are a little peanut in the 10 percentile for your age. You seem just right to me, though. You no longer walk; you run. You say so many words that I've lost count. You still love to be carried around and need to be near one of us -- your mommy, daddy or big brother. You keep growing and learning and changing so fast. I just want to hit pause so I can drink in every last ounce of you at this age and savor it. Before I know it you'll be in preschool and I'll have large chunks of time away from you. But for now you are still my baby, my little sidekick, always with me. And for that I'm so very lucky and grateful.
I love you, Ashton John.
Here are Ashton's professional 18 month pictures, taken by one of my bestest friends -- Tara Fravel Photography. Check her out on Facebook.
Along with some brother shots, we also had an impromptu 3 1/2 year old shoot for Spencer since he was uncharacteristically hamming it up for the camera. Come his actual 4 year old shoot in August, he'll be back to his stone-faced, uncooperative self, I'm sure.