It’s been a while since I’ve actually been able to update on Charlie’s progress as of late, so I figure now’s the perfect opportunity! At 1 and 3/4 of a year old, he’s grown by leaps and bounds into the little boy I know and love!
*He counts. Everything. He knows numbers 1-10 and says them all. He counts up to them as well.
*He is beginning to recognize certain written words (cat, me, fish, love, BEACH).
*He learned (and remembered) Amy’s name immediately (“Mii, Mii!”)
*He says SO much now, it’s constantly hard to keep track. He repeats what we say often and knows how to communicate much of what he wants!
*We eliminated the binky/blankie to (mostly) naps, bedtime & the car. We are working up to THE big transition in November. I’m frightened.
*He attended his FIRST wedding in September and will attend his first reception this weekend (Hey, Sera!).
*He prefers green veggies and digs the peas, lima beans, and green beans out of the mix. I’m not complaining…
*He LOVES reading. books. and general learning times. It’s CRAZY how much energy he has to learn something new.
*He knows lots of colors now.
*He has recently taken a liking to coloring & stickers.
*He enjoys arranging and rearranging our seven pumpkins in the front room of our house.
*Favorites of his include toothbrushes. He needs four at a time. We have since replaced our usual ones with NEW ones and the old ones are his “friends” now.
*He feeds himself exclusively (and uses utensils, usually) and prefers a banana with the peel to hold & an apple with the skin to munch on.
*He still sleeps REALLY well and since vacation – we have transitioned to one nap a day (HELP!)
*We are working on the fact that he WILL have a new sibling in January…he points to the “baby” in his belly. Heaven help us.
He is amazing and a miracle each day I look at him. I can hardly believe my little baby has turned into my big boy right before my very eyes. Where does the time go?!?At times it’s difficult to keep up with all that Charlie learns and does in a small span of time. Since 18 months, it seems like he’s really changed SO much!!