23 Months Old

  • His love of airplanes and helicopters is immeasurable -- he can spot one that is merely a dot in the sky, and even if he just hears one without seeing it, excitement exudes from him
  • HE WENT PEE ON THE TOILET!!!!!!!! (There can never be enough exclamation points.)
    • It was Saturday July 30th. He casually put his potty seat on the toilet (as he has been doing for awhile now) and asked to go potty. PJ didn't really think anything of it, plopped him up there, went to grab him a book (as is tradition), and ran back in when he thought Cedar was either putting something in the toilet or pouring water out of the toilet...only to witness him peeing in the toilet. He has done it at least once every day since, so we are making progress.
  • Super into whining these days, complaining VERY audibly if something doesn't go his way (a lot of head thrashing, drama, etc.); the one way to snap him out of it? "Do you see an airplane?" -- "Yeah" -- said in a perfectly not crying or whiney voice even when said airplane is no where in sight
  • Now requests "Uptown Funk" repeatedly, in fact, it seems it is the only song he wants to hear these days, which was fine you know, the first zillion times we listened to it. Anyone going through my spotify history (as if those people exist) will think I am quite the super fan.
    • I should add that if PJ puts on ANY song--and I mean ANY song--and dances with Cedar to it, he is delighted and will listen to anything. Not so with his ol' mom. It's probably because my moves are too good. 
  • Really getting into to wooden blocks! Our sweet neighbors gifted us some beautiful wooden blocks their sons had grown out of playing with, and Cedar has really taken to them. Mostly building things to push over, but progress is never perfect people.
  • Now decidedly calls our dog Dakota, "Coco" which we have all in turn started doing
  • Though he has been throwing the ball for quite some time, this month he finally mastered (well maybe not "mastered" per se) catching
    • 8 times out of 10 he still holds his arms out pointed straight to the ground and lowers his head so his chin is touching his chest, making him physically unable to catch anything let alone see anything--so we're working on it