16 months?!

Monday, November 29, 2010
Henry turned 16 months already on Sunday. Man, we are creeping up on 1.5 years already.

Here's a brief run down of what's new in our world:

Communication: new words this month include Santa, Christmas tree, computer (which we think he's been saying for a while, but we just figured it out yesterday...it's probably the funniest thing he tries to say.), mmm, mmm (for something that is yummy), on, moo (for cow), piggy, farmer, girl, itchy (he randomly imitated that today), Dzz for Liz, ba-bum (or something like that for Adam), dshie (for Joshie), something for Jake, mmm-ma (for grandma), mi-ma (for pizza) are the ones I can think of right now. He's so funny because he will sometimes imitate and repeat something we request of him over and over (like computer this morning), but then, at other times, won't repeat a thing.

He initiates "I don't know" and "where?" a lot (and by where, he throws his hands up in the air and says "ehh?!" while he looks around for whatever it is he's searching for).

Unfortunately, we are signing "please" less often, and screeching for things/attention more. I'm not sure why this is happening, but he's perfected a super high pitched screech that most undoubtedly hurts the poor dogs' ears. I'm trying to teach him to say "mama" when he wants my attention. Hitting has also increased dramatically as well in conjunction with this screeching. He seems to dish out the hitting to me 95% of the time, and Ryan 5% of the time. Even when Ryan was the bad guy and took something away, I usually get hit. I know it's still normal right now (and hopefully even at this level, it still is), but man, I don't like it one bit.

He can label a bunch of animals in his big animal book now, knows each of the farm animals to his little people barn, and is beginning to answer "what's this?" in reference to his body parts. When he hears "bath time" he runs to the stairs, and sometimes will run to the high chair when we say "time to eat,"

He's obsessed with the dishwasher and knows how to open it along with one of the locked cupboards. They all have the same child proof lock, but he's only managed to get one open so far. And of course, it's the cupboard with the pyrex in it. And because he insists on being right there when we unload the dishwasher, he gets the job of putting away the plastic cutting boards, as it's the only thing he can reach that is safe and light to carry. He actually follows through and puts it away if I remind him of where it goes.

He's beginning to clean up and put things away. With a few prompts to stay on task, he will actually clean up a lot of toys. And when he picks something up, he has to make sure he picked up every block of that kind.

He's scared of the vacuum, we learned this weekend. He's only scared of it when it's on, and as soon as it turns on, he will run 20 feet away as fast as he can. As soon as it turns off, he runs right back to it to check it out and play with it.

He gives the puppies hugs, which is adorable. Still not always using "nice hands" with them, though.

He fist bumps and gives high fives. When he does either of those to one person, he has to go around and do it to everyone else in the room, even if he doesn't know them that well.

He also learned how to blow raspberries on our bellies. It's so cute and he gets a kick out of it. Let's hope he doesn't try to lift up your shirt to give you a raspberry the next time you are here.

Eating is still the same. Sometimes we'll have a great meal, and other times we sign "all done" and screech after 3 bites.

His glowworm is his official lovie at night. I just replaced the batteries about 4 weeks ago, and he already has worn the batteries out because he will continuously push the button until he falls asleep.

His favorite book right now is "The Pout-Pout Fish", favorite toy is anything he shouldn't have (like the ornaments on the tree)--but really, he seems to like his bus and helicopter along with the farm animals the best right now.

I have photos I want to show you, but I'm waiting to mail out my Christmas cards first. So for the first time in a long time, a post about Henry, without a photo of Henry.

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