Tuesday, November 25, 2008

17 months

Today Colt is 17 months old, it seems like the days, weeks and months just fly by. I feel like just yesterday I was pregnant with him and now he is no longer a baby (well he will always be my baby). He is growing and changing everyday, it is amazing to see all the milestones that kids encounter through there first couple years of life. Lately, he has really gotten better at repeating what we say, he can repeat most things we say to him. He is really good at saying please, he says it pretty much anytime he asks for something. In the morning when he wakes up I walk in to his room and he says "nana ease" which means "bananna please." He can also say thank you (tank tu) but I have to prompt him to say that. He is really into his shoes and socks lately and can say both those words, he is constantly wanting to take our shoes and socks off and then put them back on. He also likes to try and wear our shoes, which is hilarious because he usually ends up falling on his face when he tries to walk in them. He really seems to like books and loves to run to his bookshelf when we get home, pull a couple books off the shelf and sit down and look through them. He is really good at entertaining and playing by himself, which makes it easy for me to get dinner ready and the house picked up before Dave gets home. He is still fascinated by dogs, he loves to feed the dogs every morning and after the big dogs are fed he grabs a small handful of dog food himself and brings it to Byson. He then squats down next to Byson and waits for him to eat his food. He loves, loves, loves to give kisses. He kisses anyone and everything, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins (though I don't think Camryn is too fond of the attention), friends, dogs, the scar on my leg (I will be standing somewhere with my shorts on and he just will come up and kiss it, he thinks its an owie from when I had stiches), the wall (yes he will kiss the wall, one night he took his bat and hit the wall, after we got mad at him he went over and kissed the wall!). He is such a lover, his newest thing is giving hugs and he gives the best hugs. He lays his head down on your shoulder and just holds on so tight. It is the best feeling in the world. He can be naughty but is a good listener for the most part, when he does get in trouble we make him sit in a time-out area, he will usually cry for a couple minutes and we tell him when he stops crying he can get up. It usually doesn't last long but the minute he is done crying he will come over and give us a hug, it like he is saying "I'm sorry for being naughty." However, it makes me feel awful for punishing him in the first place! He has had a couple times of throwing himself on the floor and just screaming, most of them are at the babysitters house when I am trying to get him to sit down to take off his shoes and socks....lovely..... but at least I know the babysitter. I don't know what I am going to do when he does that in a public place, probably run for the car and drive home!! Overall I would say he is probably a typical 17 month old, I mean no kid is perfect.....right?

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