Max is 16 months this Wednesday. His first birthday party theme truly was the most perfect theme.. as time continues to fly.
The other day I had a conversation with a friend about the way we assign our little one's ages to them. In the second year of life we tend to cling to the word "months." I suppose at this point I could easily round up and tell people who ask, that Max is 1 1/2 years old. I mean two months from now will be here in the blink of an eye at the rate it's been going since he was born! But there is just something about using the word months that lets us cling to that last bit of idea that your quickly growing toddler is still a baby. Who are we kidding thought, let's be real... they will always be our babies :) So in short, I will be THAT mom who tells you my child is 23 months ;)
Everyday we look at Max and think he looks older than he did the day before. As the older gentleman who lives next door tells us
every single time we see him often "he's really coming along!" insert broken record.
The other morning as I was carrying Max downstairs after taking him out of his crib he leaned over and kissed me on the cheek. WITHOUT BEING PROMPTED. Best.moment.ever. This child is going to grow up thinking any miniscule task he accomplishes is comparative to winning an Olympic gold medal, because seriously, we lose our minds cheering and clapping at everything he does. OMG did you see him walk backwards (clapping and cheering), I think he said squirrel (more clapping and cheering), guess what I asked him to kick his feet AND HE DID!!! (crying and clapping and cheering). It is a very good thing there are not cameras in our home.
Max also has mastered the two puzzle he owns. I'm pretty sure this skill was taught/learned/conquered at daycare, since he does not pay enough attention to his puzzles here to have mastered them. But since he is used to doing puzzles at daycare he caught on quickly to his at home. I still want to buy him the Melissa and Doug latch puzzle. I think he would be really interested in figuring it out.
Max also has an obsession with carrying his toys around as opposed to playing with them. He will carry his bag of Lego around until he trips, a few pieces fall out, he picks them up and puts them back in the bag and continues walking around the basement until it happens again. He also likes shutting doors, parent and tot swim time, and pushing his popper toy for the dog to chase him. He is one busy little boy.
Outside Max likes to walk around and look at the wheels on people's cars. Picking up rocks is also a fav., oh and also trying to climb up slides, which caused the largest meltdown in our town's history when we decided to leave to the park after taking him off of the slide
fifty times. He loves to climb.
Meal time is hit or miss. Some days I will make him what I think are the yummiest meals with all four food groups, and it will end up on the floor in a matter of minutes. Other days he will clean his plate. Meal time some days is definately a source of frustration and dare I say annoyance.
I also find myself constantly going through items in his room and packing up baby items that there are no longer a need for. With this, I find myself starting to dream up the style of his next bedroom. I have looking at lots of barn board headboards and metal pipe shelving. Like his nursery was, there will more of a vibe then there will be a theme, if that makes any sense at all. Hmmm.. I feel another idea for a post coming on :)
Take care everyone!