so we are just 3 months away from "two". ;)
which is a bit of a reality check, i must admit.
I feel like under two is still "baby" - and I'm reluctant to give that up right now...
I am loving this last-little-bit-of-baby stage...
...because he just gets a little bit funnier with every day.
At 21 Months, Noah...
...says something new every day. or almost every day. and granted it's sometimes only decipherable by me (and then translated to Daddy) - but I'll take it!
..."Sings" all the time - mostly unrecognizable songs, but sometimes I can make out the "ABCs".
...Eats off of a plate, and with a fork.
...weighs 24 lbs. According to his last ENT visit. YAY! I'm a bit skeptical though since he had shoes and (probably) a full dipe at the time. ;)
...loves to crawl up onto my lap and point out my "no" (nose), "mou" (mouth), and "eye". and knows all of his body parts (and has for a while).
...is perfecting his color recognition. LOVES to question me on what a color is and then point to it elsewhere.
...has decided Toy Story 1 is his FAVORITE movie. Will bring me the dvd when he needs a little downtime, to watch. And then will CLAP when i put it on. ;)
...CLAPS for a lot actually. and shouts "yaaaaaaaaay". (ie snacktime, turning in to pick up evan from preschool, when i tell him we can get a cookie (aka "dee-dee" in noah language) at publix, when I get a sippy cup out to get him juice, etc etc). ;)
...IS HUGELY ATTACHED to momma. More so than Evan ever was. And will jump around and start to cry if he thinks there's a chance that I'm trying to pass him off on Daddy at bedtime.
...likes to come find me and say "...Momma?!" and hand me anything he finds laying around the house that he deems as "mine" - ie my cell phone, chapstick, etc.
...DANCES in his carseat - like breaks it down and turns it on, full on kicking in his seat to the beat of a song he really likes. Which is only further encouraged by Evan dancing along too if he's in the car as well.
...likes to say "cheeeeeeeeeeee" when I ask evan to stop and "cheese" for me.
...has gotten very good at putting his hand-me-down croc shoes on. And even better at taking them off in the car as soon as we start going anywhere. ;)
...won't sit in the stroller while going into the mall unless i tell him we can go get a pretzel.
...will do anything Daddy says - when daddy tells him to do it in his "stern" voice - why, we don't know?! but we've figured out that he's a little bit scared of daddy and we're totally using that to our advantage and running with it. ;))
...is FABULOUS at picking up scraps of trash (or usually just scraps from my projects that I'm working on, on the kitchen counter, that have fallen to the floor) and throwing them away. It's like a little game for him.
...has the BIGGEST smile and BELLY LAUGH ever -- and when I get a true laugh like that out of him I cherish it. And wish that I could bottle it up forever.