Friday, July 5, 2013

18 Months Old

Benjamin is 18 months old today! One and a half years. Hard to believe!

He changes so fast. Its hard to keep track of it. I think I am rapidly running out of "monthly" update material.

Benjamin loves to be outside. He likes to go for walks There is a creek a half block up we go and look at, or the playground, or the intersection to watch the traffic and press the crosswalk button. He also likes playing on the porch with his truck and big-wheel style bike (he sits on it, too little to reach the pedals). He likes to pick up rocks and hold them for a long time and (hopefully) not put them in his mouth.

Reports from daycare are amusing. One day he is screaming for fun and making a racket. The next he is holding a friends hand while they go on their daily walk. The next he is imitating another kids bad behavior.

He still loves to eat. If you don't feed him quickly when he gets home from daycare in the evening he gets really grumpy! His favorite meal has changed - its no longer pizza, its Brinner (like pancakes and sausage). He also LOVES coleslaw, beans, cheese, bread, and butter. OH of course the butter. Sometimes if he doesn't like dinner much he starts pointing at the kitchen and just asking for butter. We usually put it on bread. Usually. LOL.

Benjamin loves ANYTHING with wheels. He loves bikes, trucks, motorcycles, trucks, cars, and he trains, along with telephones and xylophones (they sure put wheels on all kids toys...). He drives things with wheels around our house, over and over and over. Its pretty adorable. He likes to carry cars with him, or toy trains, to the point that they get redistributed away from the house - to daycare, to the diaper bag, to the car, to my purse. 

He keeps making this ridiculous and hilarious puckered lips face. I have no idea why, but it is really quite adorable.

His sleep has been slightly better but he still is not sleeping through the night on a regular basis. We plan to work on that more soon, and maybe head towards weaning finally if he is up for it.

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