Wednesday, August 22, 2012

23 Months!

I'm simultaneously so excited and so sad that my little boy is getting so close to being 2.  This past month has brought a lot of growth for him - he's physically bigger, he's getting more consistent with eating, and his speech has really started to take off.  He's really turning into such a cool kid and I couldn't be more proud of him :)

Here's a little of what he's been up to:

-He is putting forth some serious effort to talk!  He says some pretty silly/odd words, too...he can say "Audi" (he's got a RC car that's an Audi), "onion," "bat," "ball," "ice," "hat," "ham" (due to his Green Eggs and Ham book) and a few more I can't remember.  He signs all the normal words that I expected him to be saying (and then some).  Actually, he is still surprising me with how many signs he knows.  Kid is a sponge.

-The Cat in the Hat is his most favorite thing EVER.  He requires the movie to be playing while he plays, dances, reads, etc.  ALL. THE. TIME.

-He is so close to getting both feet off the ground when he "jumps"... it's really adorable right now and I secretly love that he hasn't mastered it yet!

-He says "Whoooaaa!" rather emphatically, all the time.  When he likes something, when something unexpected happens, really anytime.

-He tells us which animals he wants to see at the zoo and will also tell us the sounds that they make...which is always good for a laugh :)

-He's started to swing on any bar he sees...Just like the monkeys do at the zoo.  Damn monkeys.

-Brushing teeth is no longer a tantrum-throwing event.  Thank you, Cat in the Hat movie, for having a scene where the Cat brushes his teeth.  Thank you.

-I'd all but given up on potty-training until a couple days ago.  Now, he seems to be really into it and I think we'll be making some serious progress over the next couple weeks!!  He even does a potty dance!

-The car/truck/motorcycle/ambulance/police car/bicycle/firetruck obsession continues. this is the general theme for his party this year ;-)

-The Cat in the Hat, Go Dog Go, Green Eggs and Ham, and various Elmo/Sesame Street titles are among his go-to books.

-He's the most amazing little boy I've ever known.  And I tell him

Here's some pictures to mark his special day!