Disclaimer: Bub needs a haircut, I know–we’re going today! Also, he’s wearing his pajamas. But I love his Beatle hair and sweatpants and I never want to forget how crazy his hair is.
Age: 21 Months
Representative Song of the Month: Literally anything. This kid is a dancing machine!
Stats: I think he weighs around 27 lbs, and he’s definitely gotten taller in the last few months because he can now reach and climb things that were too high up before! He is in 24 month/2T clothes, and wears a size 5 shoe.
Favorite Foods: We’re in kind of a food rut over here—sickness plus weird schedules plus maybe a tooth plus general toddler-ness means we’re in a smoothie/peanut butter anything/tortellini/graham cracker phase. His favorite food hands-down, though, is chicken lo mein!
Words/Sounds: I swear he’s going to be talking full sentences like, tomorrow. Okay, not tomorrow, but it’s amazing how much he’s learned. He’s now got “Dad” and “Mama” pretty perfect, and “dog” is now discernible to everyone, not just us. He’s added “Horse,” “Asa,” Yay!” “Hi,” “Yes!” and “No.” He also has very different sounds for each animal he knows now (horse, cow, dog, cat, kitty (they’re different!), and goat), plus he can sing and say “I Love You” and it is the most adorablest thing ever.
Favorite Activities: Dad. Dad is his favorite activity.
Favorite Things: Anything with wheels, horses, buckets, livestock flags, balls, dirt, rocks, Tupperware, sticks, and books. His two favorite books are the Big Blue Truck Leads the Way and Cowboy Small and you can tell—they’ve both been gorilla-taped within an inch of their lives.
Least Favorite Activities: Doing things he doesn’t want to do, or not being allowed to do things he’d like to. He sure wishes he could play in the trash can and the dirty dishwasher, let me tell you.
Signature Moves: Oh boy oh boy this kid is funnier every minute. You can pretty much get him to do anything, but his kisses are the very best. He’s in a big snuggle phase, which I love, and is all about dancing and running around and holding hands.
New Skills this Month: He’s really gotten the hang of a fork, and obeying simple commands like “Please bring me your shoes,” or “Lay down so I can change your diaper!” The flip side of that is that when he’s short on sleep or otherwise pretty cranky, he’ll flat-out ignore you and do exactly the opposite of what you requested. He’s also gotten great with signing “Thank you!!” and we’re working on asking for help instead of fussing, and helping clean up messes. He’s just growing growing growing and I can’t even stand it but actually I can because it’s so so so great.