I know I say this every month, but where is the time going? I no longer have a baby, but a little boy. It is amazing how independent he has become. He no longer walks but runs everywhere he goes. It makes it almost impossible to keep up with him, and the term "baby proofing" has taken on an entirely different meaning. He has become our resident monkey and loves to climb on anything and everything he can, although I think his favorite part is coming down so that the cycle can begin all over again.
He has become quite the little parakeet and repeats almost every word he sees. He is still mixing his languages but we're hoping he will get it all sorted out when the time comes. He can now say "au revoir" instead of "bye bye" and says it as soon as we pick him up at daycare. He also learned the word "dou dou" and while this sounds like poo, it actually is his lovey. He carries his little dog lovey all over the place and now responds when you ask him to get his "dou dou". I was dead-set against giving him one in the first place, but now I love to watch him play with the little stuffed dog.
He also has an incredible appetite! I never truly understood the expression "eating us out of house and home" but he is. He doesn't eat a lot at any one sitting but he is constantly asking us for food or "pa pa" as he likes to call it. His favorite being bananas and petite suisse yogurts. Although he is known to be partial to croissants, pasta and basically anything daddy has on his plate. He ate his very first hot dog this weekend and he was hooked. He has started to try and feed himself with the spoons and forks, but sadly hasn't quite mastered the art of getting the food to his mouth. Hopefully this will come.
He has started giving kisses when asked and it is the sweetest thing. There is no greater feeling than getting a great big hug and a sloppy toddler kiss. He has also learned that when he puts on his shoes it usually means going outside. This means that he is constantly asking us to put on his shoes so that he can go out and play. If only it wasn't so cold outside where we could actually take him out more often.
I am so grateful that he is still sleeping through the night and even more grateful that he sleeps in on the weekends! He is always so happy and smilie when we go in to get him that it can just make the entire morning! This is even more amazing since this month he started getting two more molars, bringing the teeth total to 12. He has been such a trooper through it all.
I am starting to love this age and I'm looking forward to all of the fun that is yet to come.