Thursday, June 18, 2009

13 Months

What a fun month! The things I want to remember ...

* He is talking more and more. Things I swear he has said (Travis can account to these)...
kitty cat (really Carla!), car, poo-poo (oh yeah), Good Grub (name of little character,totally random I know!), and as of last night...juice (with a really cute th sound instead of j) .... okay, so maybe they just sounded a lot like these words but its fun to listen to!

* He LOVES getting in and out of his little car! We brought it inside the house since it is sooo hot and he loves to sit in it. We call it his office. He does a lot of important work in there.

Alex loves to play with his good buddy Evan!
*He loves to sit in his chair now! Honey brought it in the living room and he has been sitting in it ever since! Granted, he moves around constantly but he will just sit and look around the room even!

* He carried this Sprite bottle around for days. He often just wants to carry around a plastic fork or spoon or plate (from the kids dishes set) anything random really.

* He is really good at going up and down the stair in the backyard and anywhere for that matter. He even does his little turn around drill on a little ledge like the garage. I am just so glad that he doesn't try to go head first or walk right off any more!

* He is officially waving bye-bye to any and everyone! Yea!! :) Its super cute and he normally does both hands. Its a big hit with the ladies. It is often followed with hand clapping because everyone is so excited that he waves.

*He loves to read still and I often find him reading on his own in his room or the playroom. He also likes to read on the changing table... a little bathroom reading you know.

* He just started mimicking me. If I put my hands up, he will. If I squat down (like stretching before my run) he will squat down too. He thinks it is very funny. He thinks a lot of things are funny these days actually. He is quite the silly boy!

*He still loves to be outside. The backyard has been fun lately. He likes the little rocks we have in the landscaping. Unfortunately he likes to put them in his mouth too- and now I know he does it just to get me out of my chair and rowled up! Little stinker!

*Which brings me to my next point...the little stinker is a pro at throwing a tantrum when he doesn't get his way. And off to a good start he is! (This is why I have been reading Happiest Toddler On the Block!)

*The little busy body has learned to reach up on tables and counters. He can reach amazingly far too. He spots what he wants from a far and then goes in for the getting! He ALWAYS wants the phone, tv remote, and my hair brush.

*We have been enjoying the water this summer! I am so glad that he has taken to it so well. At first he didn't like getting wet at all! He cried. But he now likes the sprinkler park, the hose, and the pool (big and little). We start swim lessons on Monday!! Eek!
Alex helping water the flowers...or just getting wet!

Alex with his friends at the pool.

*His hair is growing in finally! He has two long curls behind his ears...they may be getting a little too long? First haircut may be on the horizon!?? What is your vote? Is it time?

*We are working on weaning. Working is the key word. Slow and steady wins the race right?! I won't name names, but its not me that is having the problem letting go. He does well with a sippy cup and took to soy milk well, which has been great! (I have realized that he has a favorite soy milk. He really likes the Walmart brand! go figure!)

*He gives super sweet real hugs and will give wide open mouthed kisses if you ask (and sometimes on his own sweet will). oh, I soak em up!!


Brandy said...

what a great update! can't wait to see you guys again and love the 'office'

J-mee!! said...

Sooo sweet! I love reading all the things Alex is doing! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah and Eric said...

Wow! He is such a little man! I love reading the updates!

Julie said...

I can't believe how old he looks in his trouble tshirt! He is getting so big!

Carla said...

I'm not sure it gets much cuter than this!