Colt: 18 Month Update

2011.04.10 02 coltbackyard

Colt is officially closer to 2 than he is 1.  He is a year and 1/2 old and that sounds so strange to me!!!  Here is his official update:

Colt pretty much eats just about everything and will try anything.  Surprisingly, he is not too fond of sweets.  I guess that is a good thing but does not seem to fit with Stan and I!  He has done MUCH MUCH better about throwing his food since we have changed him to his booster seat instead of his high-chair.  He is also doing fairly decent with his fork...we are still working on the spoon....everything usually ends up in his lap if we try the spoon.  I''m not sure if he is going to be left handed but he eats left handed for sure.

Colt still goes to sleep about 9:00pm and gets up at 6:30am. I can''t tell you the last time I have even heard him stir at night (KNOCK ON WOOD, why did I even write this down, I hope it doesn''t jinx me!!), he is an awesome sleeper.

Colt loves daycare and all of his friends.  When we get in sight of daycare in the morning Colt starts kicking his feet and yelling "PAPA" "PAPA" "PAPA".  Papa is Colt''s BFF Parker Williams.  Colt also talks about "P" all the time even though "P" (aka Parker Posey) has moved up to the next class.  He can name all the kids in his class and his teachers too.

Not really any big "milestones" this month but he sure is becoming more and more a little boy instead of a baby.  He is very independent (read: has his own plan in life), can reach and get and put things back on the counter, can open and close doors, say please and thank you, he is really at a fun age.

Colt can pretty much repeat any word that you say.  He has a full vocabulary of words we can easily understand and a few repeat words we have no idea what they are.  The one he says ALL THE TIME that we can''t figure out is "nanu".  I have no clue.  It could be "thank you", "love you", I have no idea but its one of his favorites.

What he Loves:
Making pig noises (snorting), singing and dancing, feeding the dogs (he gives them bones and water every night), playing outside, the park, his wooden bee that he pushes on the floor, the zoo, the MOON (obsessed), blowing kisses and waving to strangers, books, anything Auburn, riding in the Jeep with the top and doors off, taking baths, looking at pictures and video of himself, and he is also actually starting to really like Sesame Street.  He recognizes all of the characters and can tell you their names.  Big Bird, Ernie, Burt, Elmo, Cookie, Oscar, Count, Grover.  He also loves to wipe his hands and face when they get dirty....he is always asking for a "nakin".

What he Hates:
Sitting still, when you tell him "no",

Colt wears a size 4 diaper, mostly 12-18 month clothes and a size 6 shoe.

Doctors checkup:
No official doctor check up until he is almost TWO.

Other funny news/stories/events to remember:
Colt and I have been taking swim lessons, a 6 week class through Brookwood Hospital.  The first session went terribly.........I think Colt did not like the small pool with about 20 people in it.  Since then he has done better.......not "great" but better.  He has been jumping off the side, going under water and coming up (not on his own, I catch him and just let him bounce under and back up).  He also loves to kick his feet and splash and get me soaked.  He mostly loves to just hang out with "papa" and "p" in the pool.

A sign Mom takes way too many pictures..........every time I get the camera out Colt starts saying "cheeeeeeeeeeeese".  If we are somewhere where other people might have cameras (the zoo, the park, swim lessons, etc) Colt says "cheeeeeeeeeeese" for them too, even though they  are not even pointing the camera anywhere in his direction.

Stan has been working with Colt on counting.  He actually can count to 3 easily BUT if you ask him a question about how many of something there are, the answer is ALWAYS "TWO" (while holding 1 finger up). HAHA!  Stan says he can count anything in the world, as long as there are two of them.


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