Tuesday, December 09, 2008

17 months

At 17 months, JT
  • is learning new words every day (boots, church, Jen, baby - rather than "dada").
  • still calls me Mama... which I love.
  • calls his hedgehog puppet "Acha". He likes when Acha reads Sheep in a Jeep.
  • says "ish" all the time, which means "What is this?" He absolutely CRAVES new vocabulary!
  • uses me as his translator... I'm fluent in JT.
  • loves books. Really, we spend SO MUCH of the day reading books.
  • likes watching Sesame Street podcast.
  • watches the Muppets at home and Barney at the sitter's.
  • can feed himself with a spoon fairly well.
  • will put spoon, cup, or food on his head if he sits in his chair too long past finishing his meal.
  • asks for a "sip" when he's thirsty.
  • drinks from a straw... he had his first juice box!
  • listens to Lullaby Metallica, Peter Rabbit, or James Taylor cds at bedtime.
  • says shhh holding a finger to his lips and hiding behind our bed from Dada.
  • will grab you by the finger to go see or do what he wants.
  • can identify mouth, nose, ears, and eyes. Even though he taunts us by calling ears, eyes.
  • is losing some stranger anxiety. Didn't cry the past two Sundays when we took him to the nursery at church.
  • is best buddies with James and Bradley at the sitter's.
  • doesn't care if his fingers are frozen solid... he doesn't want to come inside.
  • giggles when I hang him upside-down by his ankles. I think it might be making him taller though...
  • is getting stronger. You can tell when he throws a ball!
  • weighs 25 pounds.
  • still has Dada's red hair.
  • wears larger 18 months and some 24 months or 2T clothes.
  • remembers people between visits. Nana is a favorite, but he also asks for Jen and Geesh (Theresa). He calls Becka Bot and remembers that Jari talks like Elmo when you press his finger!
  • is the sunshine of our lives.


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floresita said...

What a sweetie! :)