Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Pumpkin update ~ 20 months

Well, OK, he's a little more than 20 months old, but who's counting ;)

I can't even begin to detail everything he's been doing over the past several months.  He's really growing up and I can't believe he's almost 2 years old.

His language and vocabulary skills are impressive.  He's really beginning to articulate well. His latest are mommy, daddy and me.  I mean really, really clearly.  He parrots everything we say.

He walks, he runs and he walks down the stairs.  He climbs everywhere and loves the stepstools.  Unfortunately, he doesn't leave them where they belong and carries them all over the house.  He does know how to get down off things, feet first.

He finally likes to sit and be read to.  He loves our "Jesus" books (Christmas and Easter).  He points to all the men with beards and says "Grandpa".  He's also getting better about being gentle with books.  He's pretty much over the babyish toys.  He's discovered the stash of Matchbox-style cars and trucks in the big boy room!  He LOVES trucks.  If he sees something with wheels (car, bike, motorcycle, wheelchair) he calls it a truck.  And he's not quiet about it either.  He's not really putting toys in his mouth anymore, thank God!

He's become a good sleeper at night.  He goes to bed around 7:45 and sleeps for a good 12 hours.  Frequently until 8:30 in the morning.  Of course this throws off breakfast...  He's a picky eater at times, but does eat quite a bit of different foods.  He's not big on breakfast.  His last set of molars is taking their time.  He'll be fussy every now and then, so I think they're moving, but haven't started cutting through.

He has the sweetest disposition!  He's pretty patient and soooo happy most of the time.  He's been an easy baby and a pretty easy toddler too.

The Professor and Velcro Boy have recently started altar serving, so Pumpkin can frequently be heard during Mass calling out their names.  Quite embarrassing.  He's been a handful during school time. He wants attention and doesn't want to play by himself for hours on end and I can't figure out why ;) Very annoying :)  We've had to make a lot of changes to our routine to work more during nap time and I expect that to continue for the next several months.  Hopefully he'll settle down soon.

Sorry for the lack of photos lately.  Our hard drive crashed and we almost lost all of our photos for the past year in addition to a lot of other files.  I'm trying to finish getting set for next school year so I can get caught up with photos.


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