22 Months Old

 

  • Loves listening to music with his new headphones--at one point he listened to an entire song--which if you know how much he moves and grooves is incredible
  • He has begun talking pretty non-stop and repeating almost everything he hears (eeeeeeek!) -- unless of course we are somewhere in public or around new people, then he is SILENT and SHY
    • Favorite words right now: "Help me?" , "Airplane!" , "caca" (helicopter), "bird", "Read", "Book", "Blocks", "bus", "car", "Woah!", "awesome", 
  • Loves pointing out people in pictures (his favorites right now are Änni (my sister) and Booker (my new nephew!)
  • Has become opinionated on, you know, pretty much EVERYTHING. If you ask him a yes or no question he will usually answer "yeah" or "NOOOOOOO" very emphatically. 
  • He got his first haircut on June 24 and didn't totally lose it, so it was a huge victory
  • He LOVES to help and is becoming quite the observer; he will throw garbage away in the trash can, and when I was putting away some groceries, he took his diapers and put them in one of two bins I have below his changing table; he loves to help Papa or me cook though it's a sure thing that something or maybe even all of the things will end up on the ground; he loves to help feed Dakota and take her on walks
  • Still pretty obsessed with birds; we put a bird feeder on our fire escape and he LOVES watching it when birds come, and squeals in delight when they do
  • Went to the dentist for the first time June 27 and did surprisingly well; I would say his favorite part was when the dentist used his air gun tool to blow up a balloon for him; he also confirmed the worst--that all 8 of his molars are in the midst of coming in
  • He will grab your hand and lead you to wherever he wants you to go (whether it is to play with him, read him a book or help him get something)