Thursday, June 6, 2013

17 Months Old

Yesterday Benjamin turned 17 months old!

I did not get any pictures taken yesterday, because he came down with a fever, had to be picked up from daycare, and spent the day sleeping on my dad's lap and watching the tractor channel.

He is changing so fast!

First thing's first. he has now been in the Toddler room for two weeks, and is doing well. He is adjusting nap wise and now is taking 2 hr naps. He loves to be in their and play with all the new toys and do all the bigger kid/more involved activities, and he loves that he can go out in the play yard. The teachers are very impressed with his adjustment and how smooth it went.

He continues to develop his language and tries to say new things all the time. He is working hard to make "Tractor" not sound like Dada. He babbles a ton.. I think in his head he is talking but to us it doesn't make much sense.

Climbing is now old hat. He can get up on the couch and down without thinking about it. He is experimenting with methods for sliding down the stairs. He fell once at my parent's house because he tried to stand on the back of his little chair.

He still loves books. His obvious favorite is "things that go" with pictures of boats, cars, planes, trains, and all sorts of other things. He also likes the "I SPY" books at my parents house. He also likes "The Red Caboose" and a book from the library we got that is called "Truck Duck".

He is a bit obsessed with the computer. He now knows that it plays ELMO videos, and he loves those. But we still limit time a lot. He also likes to watch trains and ships videos, or google picture any number of things.

When I read last months update, I think "wow, that was all only a month ago? He is SO much bigger now!"

In the less ideal department, he has started throwing food when he is done eating at meals, and has become a fussier eater. He wants what is on my plate, even if its the same as his.
He points and points and points and then when you offer him something he says no and gets upset. We also have had some rough bedtimes and night times lately.  In general, he has become more demanding, which is part of toddlerhood.

He now has a bike (like a big wheel), his own hockey stick and pucks, and lots of balls to play with outside. He likes to take walks around the neighborhood.

Time flies when you are having fun :)

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