Every month you are saying more and more. I've been impressed with all the 2-3 word sentences you are spouting out. You have just now started calling grammy "ma" and grampy "da", but haven't quite decided what you want to call grandma and grandpa. On our trip to Florida you kept referring to grandma as "didi", not sure if it's your version of gigi for your grandma or what. With Jake here I'll tell you "The baby is sleeping, shhh." So you've started saying "Baby shhh" while putting your finger to your mouth when saying "shhh". Sometimes right after that you scream. Usually that's just when you're playing with your dolly and not when Jake is sleeping, thankfully! You are now calling Harper "Arpar Lee" just like I call her by her full name, Harper Lee. I sometimes call her Lee Lee and you have picked that up to. You'll sit and say Lee Lee and sometimes even turn it into a chant saying leeleeleelee over and over. You also say "come on, doggy" and pat your leg in an attempt to get whatever dog it may be at the time to come to you. You've said "I love you" a couple of times which was enough to make me tear up. Elmo is a surprising new one. You have an Elmo doll that was Uncie Jeremy's when he was little. You love it, carry it around, put it in chairs, and put it on your cars and drive it around. One day you pulled out your stuffed elephant named Elmer. I said, "Oh, there's Elmer!" You looked at me weird, said "Elmo?", went and got your Elmo doll and showed it to me as if to say, no mommy, this is Elmo. You are really good about saying thank you and do so without being prompted when someone does what you want. Please is still a work in progress. I have to remind you to say it and it sounds more like "meese". It is so cute and is always accompanied by an adorable crinkle nosed smile. One day I gave you a few pieces of cheese cut off a block and then switched over to yogurt. You looked at me and said "more cheese" so I asked you to say please and you said "more cheese meese". So cute! Something I keep forgetting to add in your month posts is that when you say shoes it sounds more like "ish".
One day you randomly started putting your fist out for people to pound it. Ty thinks you saw someone do it at a restaurant because you started doing it all the sudden when we were eating out with grammy, grampy, and your uncies. You put your fist out and had each of us pound it or bump it, whatever you call it. Now you do it every once in a while and it cracks me up every time. You've been side shuffling for a while but this month you have gotten really good at it and will side shuffle all the way down the hall sometimes. It is the funniest thing! You also tip toe to sneak up on people which is pretty adorable. You try to do the motions that go with different songs, your favorite being "The Itsy Bitsy Spider". You also try to sing along to the songs. Pointing out body parts has become a favorite and you are always pointing at your nose and saying "nose". I think it is by far your favorite. You are really good with eyes (and will point at both), nose, mouth, ears, and belly. You point out your body parts and will also point out other people's body parts. We have to be careful with eyes because you will poke people right in the eye! You know your colors but very rarely answer if I point to something and ask you what color it is. You'll randomly bring something to me and tell me what color it is or point at things in a book or around you and say the color. Sometimes you say orange for yellow which sounds more like ownjah.
This month you had some firsts with your first plane trip and your first time at the beach. Your grandma and grandpa paid for us to fly to Florida for a family trip. We got to spend 5 days with Uncie Paul, Auntie Amanda, grandma, and grandpa. Most of our time was spent in Mediera Beach at a rental beach house. You loved having someone to call auntie and were constantly calling for your auntie. It was so cute how you said it. It was more like "antee". When we left Amanda said she loved being called auntie and was going to miss hearing you say it so much. You also loved playing with her hair and she really enjoyed that. You called for "ungy" quite a bit too, but Paul wasn't quite as good at distinguishing what you said.
|Your star fish and sea urchin we bought as a souvenir.|
Teething is nearing an end. Your 4 canine teeth are all starting to pop through right now. Then you will just have your 2nd molars left. You've been more slobbery and chewing on your fingers more and more, but other than that these canines seem to be coming in relatively painlessly. For the most part teething hasn't been too difficult for you and has gotten easier as time has gone on. Your first few teeth to come in were the toughest. It will be nice for you to have your teeth and not be in pain anymore.
Carter man you are the sweetest little boy. You are constantly making me laugh and impressing me with the new words you say and things you do. You are such a helper and a people pleaser. You love to do things for me and get so upset when you are in trouble. After I get onto you I always say "Mommy still loves you" otherwise you sob hysterically. That tends to always calm you down. And it's true, no matter what, I always and forever love you. You are the most precious boy I've ever met and I am so thankful to have the opportunity to watch you grow and develop. I love you, pumpkin pie!
Now, on to daddy:
Loud and Clear! Well, maybe not clear, but definitely loud! And by this I mean you being such a talker. You love talking and will happily tell anyone a story. Every day you learn new words and phrases and it is an absolute blast talking to you. Just tonight, you asked for some more dinner, I gave you another helping and you unprompted said thank you to me!
You still have a very loud and excited yell when you see Skippy and it still cracks me up. The only change in it is that it is considerably louder and more high pitched. All of your family is always so amazed at your attitude and good, gentle nature. It seems every day that you show your love for us in some new way.
I also enjoy your moments of pure excitement. Sometimes there is a reason I can identify, sometimes there isn't, but you are still crazy excited and run around crazy hooting and hollering!