we had our first public melt down this month. we were at a toy store and he rode around in the cart with me. i told him he could play with the train tables at the front before we left. so he played for a few minutes, and i took a few pics and sent them to grammy and lance. i told him we needed to go, and he shook his head and said no...and kept playing. i let it slide and let him play-i was checking email on my phone and we really weren't in a hurry. we only had one more quick errand to run before heading home.
other things to remember at this age:
really talking-telling me things like all done without prompting and with words instead of sign language first. trying to repeat things and words. he's got lots of noises/words down (his own language)-milk, bubbles, sit, bad dog, binky, bear. he also can snap like an alligator (and clap his hands) and roar like a bear. and if he sees the bubbles (yes, he knows exactly what they are), he'll walk around saying bubu all day long until you give in! so yes, one night it was bubble dinner-tanner ate and i blew bubbles.
loves cows, horses, ducks and trains and balls.
he loves to help. he has started climbing up on the dishwasher to help with the dishes (he loves to take them from the top tray and throw them into the sink while i'm running the water). he also usually helps feed the dogs breakfast or dinner. he loves doing it and thinks he's so big! he'll also help with laundry-throwing it into the washer or dryer and even carrying some things back to the bedroom to be put up.
and he also loves to try putting things together
can climb up on the couch...and i find him up there reading books or playing with toys...or watching his movies. he loves the corner and has mastered lounging! he'll lean back against the pillows and just relax-it's hilarious!
he loves to do anything that me and lance do. he thought it was so funny watching me try to swat a fly with the dish towel...but he was a pro at spotting it when i missed! he decided he'd take a try at it.
where's the fly?! oh there it is...swoosh goes the towel!
he is still our picky eater and some days eats like a champ and other days he just nibbles. he's finally starting to outgrow a few of his 12 month clothes-they still fit but are getting a little small. he's definitely getting more flexible on his sleep which is nice. still bedtime around 7ish and sleeping until 7ish. his one nap is usually about 1.5 hours-2 hours on a really good day. and in the teeth department all 4 molars have broken through and 3 of the 4 eye teeth have broken the surface (just the tips)...and #4 is not far behind!
we had a great month despite the heat and it's really hard to believe he's getting so big and turning into a little guy! it's so much fun and i enjoy spending the days with my little buddy!