18 Months

I can't believe my little bean is 18 months old.  I know it sounds like a cliche - but the time has just flown by.  I swear, every time that kid wakes up from a nap he's gotten cuter and smarter.  He is learning so fast and is just really a joy to be around.

He still doesn't say too much.  He's yammering all the time, just very little of it comes out in actual words we can understand.  His most common words (that we can understand) include car, doggy, cheese, light, fishy, uh oh, all done, yay!, uh huh, more, thank you, and, of course, mama and dada.  I was just musing today over the fact that he doesn't say the word "no."  He makes it clear to you when he doesn't want something, but doesn't actually say no.  It's kind of nice.  :)

At his 18-month check-up he weighed in at 29 pounds, 9 ounces and 2'11".  That puts him in the 95th percentile for both.  The doctor was very pleased that he is proportionate in height and weight.  I still can't believe that Geoff and I have a kid that is measuring in the 95th percentile.  He must take after his grandpa!

He loves his cars.  He takes one with him almost everywhere he goes.  He also loves actual cars.  Any time he sees one he stops what he's doing, points and says "car!"  He also loves to sing and dance.  At church, any time that a hymn starts, he climbs up onto the pew and grabs a hymn book and thumbs through it while we sing.  

Moving to California has changed this kid's life.  He LOVES going outside.  He "pets" all the plants as he walks by and loves to point out birds, flowers, grass, rocks, and trees.  I try to take him out for a walk or to the park every day after work.  Geoff just built a gate to close in our patio area as well, so he can go out on the patio and play in his new pirate ship sandbox/slide that we bought.  

He can almost do "head, shoulders, knees and toes."  He knows his head and toes and gets his knees about half the time.  He is very pleased with himself when he does it.  :)

He's the most handsome, sweet little 18-month old I know and I'm so excited to watch him continue to grow. 


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