Thursday, March 22, 2012

18 Months!

Easy-E is 18 months old!  Here's a little of what he's been up to these days...

-He runs everywhere, even if where he's going is only a few steps away.  You know, because he can.
-His signing is really picking up ever since he's started watching his Signing Time DVDs.  He knows milk, apple, banana, water, mom, dad, baby, fish, cat, dog, bird, please, sorry, want, cookie, candy, poop, wet, dry, boy, help, all done, eat, hungry, cheese, ice cream, more, stars, night, cracker.  I'm sure I'm forgetting some.  I'd also like to point out that some of those things (ice cream, candy, etc), he's never had...but still knows the signs for them :)
-Sweet grape tomatoes, pears, bananas and strawberries are among his favorite treats lately.
-Going to the zoo is super-fun now - he LOVES the flamingo/duck area and anything in a tank of water, like the pygmy hippos (with all the fish) and the snake-neck turtles.
-Reading books is at the top of the list of favorite things to do.  His current faves are Green Eggs & Ham, Sleepytime Farm, I Love You Through and Through, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  He's also got favorite pages in those favorite books and can flip through and find them at a moment's notice ;-)
-He's got a love/hate relationship with his bike again.  Some days he climbs in it himself and others he will throw a screaming fit if I try to put him in it.  Eh.
-It's becoming increasingly more difficult to get him out of the bathtub.  He loves bath time.
-He drinks out of cups and water bottles (with some guidance) and occasionally prefers that to a sippy.
-He'll give you a kiss if he likes you :)
-When he's at the petting zoo, he'll "give love" to the goats by laying his hand and head on them, closing his eyes and smiling.  It's so stinkin' cute.
- I love him more than I ever thought possible.  He's the smartest, sweetest, cutest, most amazing little boy I've ever known.  And I tell him every single day.

Here's some pictures of him in his special 18 month onesie!