Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Charlie Turns 14 Months--The Month in Review

Things about you this month
This month has been very busy.  The most significant part of the month was probably the time you spent away from Mommy and Daddy.  I don't think you had a hard time but now that you are home Mommy and Daddy are holding on to you tight.  We missed our little buddy a lot!  As for other things you visited the zoo this month.  You loved it.  It was such a fun day.  You did get a little tired during a part of it but you were able to sleep it off so that you could make sure to enjoy a fun lunch where you could laugh at your friend and future babysitter, Olivia. 

Your memory skills are really great and I can see such a difference.  With that skill, comes a little frustration as once you have determined that you want to do something dangerous or get into something we don't want you to and we are trying to redirect, it's pretty impossible.  You may give up but you are likely to go back within the day to retry.  You are obsessed with going outside.  You love to help Mommy water flowers and think it's pretty funny to get sprayed a little with the water hose. 
You had a weird spell that lasted about a week where you screamed when we gave you a bath.  Not sure why that happened but luckily that seems to have passed, hopefully for good, and you are back to loving baths and splashing just as hard as you can.  You get to have water day every Wednesday at school. One time when we took you to the pool, you spent so long walking in the pool that you scraped up your poor toe so badly that it bled a lot.  You have been swimming several times and seem to love it.
You have gotten better at your aim and throwing skills.  You are also getting stronger.  You are constantly trying to pick up things that are much bigger than you or convert everything into a push toy and push it around the house.

You stopped taking a bottle this month.  You gave it up pretty easy or so I hear.  You did it at your Pops and Mim's house so I don't really know how Mim did it.  She tells me it was easy though.  Next year, they can potty train you!!  :-) 

We have been able to go to church a lot this month and you are really loving the nursery. You seem to be one of the only little boys in your group which doesn't seem to bother you at all. You get excited to go in and play with the toys and the nursery workers always tell us how good you did.

You've been eating a lot this month and I think you may have gained a pound or two.  You are really growing and I am concerned that you are going to outgrow your clothes and shoes before the end of the season.  You are a big boy.  You are in mostly 18 month clothes.  Although, you we have started pulling out 18-24 months and I even bought you a 2T outfit and a pair of 2T pajamas.

More cute things from this month that I want to remember on top of everything else above :-)
- At the zoo, it would be a toss up on which you enjoyed most:  the ducks or the walk-in aviary.  The zoo was very hands on.  You fed the birds which landed on you in the aviary.  You got to feed the giraffe's which is definitely high up on your list of things that you enjoyed.  They also loved you since you were doing so good feeding them.  You even got a lick on the head from a giraffe.  Anyways, after we got home, you spotted a bird on our fence in which you tried to hold your arm out to get it to land on you.  When I told you, no, that it would come land on you, you started quacking at it. 
- You love to dance. 

You like music.  You have a Elmo video that you love to listen to about ducks. 
- Your Pops likes to laugh at you.  It's very sweet to your Mommy's ears to hear the joy that you have brought him, your Mim, and all of us.  You also laugh A LOT at him.  :-)
-  Your Aunt Meredith has a cute video of you snorting. 
I don't know that you've been this loud around me but you provided a good laugh for you aunt and grandparents! 

Firsts during the month:
- You had your first stay at Mim and Pop's house without Mommy and Daddy
-  You love to be outside but prior didn't really care too much about exploring the yard.  You were just as happy on the deck but this month, you have discovered the yard and want to be out there so you can pick up pine cones.
-  You rode your first carousel this month.  It was from the quarter machines.  You also rode a fire truck and a few other toys.
-  You played with a lot of kitty cats this month and LOVE them.  You even got scratched by one.  That's not a great first but it was a small scratch that healed nicely and quickly.  It didn't seem to stop you from wanting to play more with the kitty cat the next day.

Your vocabulary
- Not a lot of new words this month but I think you are saying out when you are ready to go outside and also grunting "uh" when you want to be picked up. 
- You are making the vroom sound when playing with cars and or getting rides on your fire truck car that your Grandpa and Grammie got you for your birthday.
- You Mim and Aunt Meredith tell me that they think you are saying something that sounds like Kitty Cat which you consistently said around the cat.
- You also seem to say they same thing when you want us to come and play with you or you want to play with an animal and get it to chase you.  Wish I knew what you were saying but it's pretty consistent.

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