I love this age for many reasons. He wants to be doing what everyone else is doing, even if it means being trapped in a toy.
He's saying some words like da-da, cheese, hi, Ari (or A-wah), momma (or MOMMA!!-it's always yelling). It's not a lot of words but he has an understanding of everything we say.
Things like "Put the cereal back in the pantry!". And funny enough he attempted to put the cereal back in the bag. This picture about sums up my life right now :)
This is his "cheese" face :)
He wants to eat all the time. (See spilled cereal picture above). It's usually a win-win since the kids love feeding the mooch.
Everything is exciting to him. He will point and loudly exclaim "WOOOH!" at a dog, balloon, train, plane, scarecrow, pumpkin, you name it. If he hears music he will break out in dance immediately.
Besides the 5 month old who is living with us (he loves babies!), this is one of his favorite toys.
He is a lover.
And he is a fighter :) Well, he mostly just wants to be in control so as long as you stay out of the way he is a lover.
He thinks he is SO big. Wants to be Mr. Independent all the time, and if you don't let him then lots of screaming will follow.
Most of his communication is in grunts and pointing. "Uh-uh. Uh-uh" and looks at you like "Come on, I know you understand me" :)
He's still hanging around the 30% in weight, even though at 24 lbs he feels like a big lug. I can't imagine a child in the 90 percentile! And for now he is average on height :)
He still doesn't sleep through the night (at least most nights) but at this point we are so used to it that I'm not sure we would know what to do if he slept all night.