Tuesday, October 25, 2011

21 months

The zebras and Elijah

My baby's a boy. A true toddler. He's growing too fast. Somebody, make it slow down. He's no longer my sweet cuddler unless he's sick, in a cartoon trance, or I steal them during the night.

He's quick, and he runs everywhere. I can lose him in a second if he's not strapped to something.
He'll walk off with a stranger in a heartbeat and kiss dental hygienists on the mouth. (If he's wanting a kiss, he'll lean in and go, "Hmmm")
He loves music and hates bedroom shoes.
He likes the idea of dogs, but is shy to pet them. Until he decides it's a good idea to bonk them on the nose.
He speaks his own language that has little in common with English. He is not a performer and does not comply with requests to show where his nose or toes are.
His new favorite cartoons are Mickey Mouse Club House and Backyardigans. There is a part that makes him laugh every time in Backyardigans. That's my favorite.
He is very polite and tells everyone "Hi" and "Bye" that we ask him too.
He's a great independent player and we often hear him in his room playing with toys and solving the world's problems. It's especially funny when things aren't going his way and we hear, "no, no, no, oh no."
He LOVES playgrounds, especially the slides.
He pretty much knows his limits and before he decides to push them, he'll stare at the object he's not supposed to touch, or down the stairs he's not supposed to climb and shake his head while saying, "nooo nooo". I'm not sure if he's preemptively disciplining himself or lasting as long as he can before temptation wins out.
Eli can also loves to fake sleep. He'll catch our eye sometimes, throw his head back, close his eyes and snore. The kid is either narcoleptic or picked this up from who knows where. It cracks him up. He and his dad love to go back and forth playing this game, especially when they can trick mom.

These are some pics from our first zoo trip this past week.

The first words the lady at the gate told us were, "Do Not brush your hair with the goat's brushes" That is the first thing Elijah decided to do. I'm afraid my poor mom face has this expression 98% of the time. But, Elijah loved "petting" and brushing the goats.

In true Eli style, completely oblivious to the outside world.

These two were following this nervous meerkat back and forth along his cage. It was great fun.

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