Wait – what?! 21 MONTHS?! like, in 3 months he’ll be 2???? oh my!
Keaton has new discoveries everyday and never ceases to amaze me.
His vocab is taking off. I was ‘warned’ by other mama’s from the ‘older toddlers’ class that once their child was in that room, there was no stopping their vocab. Now, I know what you’re thinking if you know Zach or myself – we were worried about this child talking?! (how about getting a word in edgewise?!) 🙂 I wasn’t worried. I just wasn’t pleased with where he was when he went into that class. But a few things have happened since he entered the older toddlers class room 3 months ago – I do not compare my child anymore to other children, I ignore other mama’s and their ‘well, my child is doing x, y, and z…’ and well, Keaton proved those mama’s right!
His latest words include:
Blue, shirt, grandma (he said it 2x when he saw Zach’s mom!), carrot and drill (he got a tool set for Christmas)
He has started a handful of ‘sentences’:
“where go?” (Where did it go?)
“there is!” (There it is!)
“Where is?” (Where is it?)
His vocab (atleast what we can understand!) is growing everyday! Of course, ‘no’ is still the word of choice, but I’ve given up on changing that (I have not given up on disciplining for it as needed, however). He said “Benjamin” once, way back when, but continues to call him “B”. He recognizes the letter “B” (probably because there is one in Benjamin’s room and we always talk about it) – I can show him a B and he’ll respond correctly. Sometimes with A as well.
He will count “1” and hold up one finger, but anything past one is “no”!
He absolutely loves to do puzzles. He got a super cool puzzle book for Christmas and I seriously think he would play with it all day if I didn’t ‘hide’ it!
He has gone to the bathroom on the potty once, totally by chance but has (thankfully!) shown no desire for a repeat performance!
He climbed out of his crib once, and again, no encore.
However, while at Zach’s parents for Christmas, we had laid him down for a nap. The next thing we hear from the top of the steps is, “Hey! Hey!” He had climbed out of his pack & play, opened the door and wandered down the hall! Thankfully, he didn’t try to go down the stairs (we were all down stairs at the time)
He still loves to play peek-a-boo, but has his own twist on it. He takes your hands and covers your face and takes them away when HE is ready for peek-a-boo! Another game he could play for hours! 🙂
In the last couple of weeks, he has become very affectionate in giving hugs and ‘kisses’ (aka: headbutts!)
He LOVES Benjamin. That’s all there is to it. He must be wherever B is. If B is on the floor, Keaton is on the floor. If I go to chance B’s diaper, Keaton must tag along. He is super sweet with him and would hug him all day if I’d let him, but he gets a little aggressive with his hugs on occasion.
I’ve started thinking about his 2nd birthday festivities….not ready to share quite yet, but, soon 🙂