Make that 19 months now, I started this post a month ago and haven’t had time to get back to it! I can’t believe how fast time flies. Another blink and you’ll be TWO… oh and then what will we do… love you even more I guess.
You amaze, delight, frustrate, challenge, and already show me so much love. Your hugs are the best, your smooches, though usually wide open mouthed or sticky faced are pretty great too. I especially love when you give me “fish face” kisses.
You are becoming so independent and learning so much. It is fascinating and heartbreaking at times to watch.
Your hair is getting so long in the back with the cutest curls around the ears. Dad wants to get it cut this weekend… we’ll see. :)
A late bloomer on the walking you took your first true un-assisted steps at about 16 months. But now you cruise around like it’s no big deal. You are great with stairs and other obstacles too we don’t even keep the gates closed anymore and feel confident in your skills and your caution that you use on them.Though we have had some scraped knees and such lately, playing outside. You learned the word ” boo boo” and will point to your little disappearing scrape anytime the word is mentioned to show it off and get a little sympathy. So cute.
You’re pretty cautious around the pool which is great, you like to go up to the edge, sit and put your feet in. You even know where the stairs are and will go over to that end and step into the first step on your own sometimes, usually with us by your side though.But now you have just begun to get even more daring and confident and “jump” step off the edge into my arms with big smiles as you do it! You can blow bubbles really well and like to “push-off” the sides of the pool with your feet.
You LOVE ANYTHING THAT GOES!! Cars, trucks and planes are your favorite right now, dad and colin keep you well supplied with matchbox cars and you love to play with them and make the noises and you get so excited when you see real cars and trucks on the road too.
You love bikes and you really loved when we take out your tricycle. You can reach the pedals but can’t quite manage to get them around yet…but I predict you will soon!
At your 18 month appointment the doc told us you had a growth spurt and you are 2ft 10inches! 94th percentile or something crazy like that for height. At this rate I will be looking up to you in no time! STOP THAT!
Your vocabulary is starting to grow too. Although not totally clear and/or understandable, you can express yourself pretty well. You can say “Car” (of course), “Cheese”, “Balloon”, “Ball”, “Book”, “Chair”, “Hi”, “Mommy”, “Daddy”, “Kitty”, “Water”, “Woof”, “Shhh”, “Grammy”,”Tickle” etc. etc. You also use your basic sign language for things, your favorite being “MORE” no surprise there.
You like to help out, carry things and push things around like the broom and vacuum (with help). You love to rough house and jump on mommy and daddy. You love when your siblings are here and literally throw a fit when they have to leave. :( Breaks my heart.
You have a temper and are impatient at times but we are working on it lately and it seems to be improving a little.
You love looking at pictures, go figure!
You’re appetite changes daily and you are getting to be a little choosy on your eating. Some meals you do really surprisingly well and others you are not as interested in. It’s hard to keep you at the table long enough too, because all you want to do is go play. You are picky about fruits, not a fan of strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, melons, pineapple. Although you like all of those flavors when made into smoothies, which we do almost daily. You do like pears, grapes, cherries, prunes, apples and bananas.
It’s the same with veggies there are only a few that you will really eat well and others not so much. I also sneak them into smoothies too and that seems to help, especially the leafy greens.
You like to share food and I especially love when you hand me things or try to feed me things that have already been half chewed… Thanks buddy.
You are particular about your tv entertainment, it is usually only one of two things. Elmo or Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. I’ve tried other things out but nothing else seems to do and that’s ok, your choices are pretty good I think and we don’t watch much anyways.
You love your books and we read them over and over to you every day. You even get the humor in some of them it is amazing to hear you laugh at the funny parts. We have checked out the library for new material recently too and you thought that was pretty cool.
You know most of your body parts and will point to any that we ask you about. You’re favorite right now is showing off your belly button and then making everyone else show theirs too! :)
You’re already getting little boy stinky feet even! And you giggle as I make faces about them. :) You even did the funniest thing the other night walking away from the dinner table you ripped a Toot so loud and then looked back at me and laughed like you knew that was funny… I died laughing with you.
I love to play and laugh with you. I love our special times together. And although you wear me out and drive me crazy sometimes, I want you to know that I love you unconditionally and always. xoxo