Friday, June 10, 2016

Two Statistics

I always thought that the first year flew by but the second was even faster if that is possible.  My little man is at such a fun stage (and exhausting).  He is running around on playgrounds pretty confidently these days. He has zero fear of slides and he loves anything that he can turn including steering wheels and mechanical things.  He loves animals especially: cows, sheep, cats and dogs.  He is learning his colors (yellow/purpler are solid) and using more sentences each day. He loves to 'pretend call' people and is obsessed with video chatting with daddy.  He loves when I sing songs with him.  He loves playing with his friends: Matthew, Henry, & Elli.  He has made several friends at daycare but I don't know their names.  He is pretty decisive. We go out to eat frequently with my parents & siblings; he wants to tell everyone where to sit.  He doesn't like high chairs any more but he doesn't sit still in a booster.  He loves to color and play with playdough.  He loves to hug and say "hug" while doing it. He has become a food critic.  He knows upon sight whether or not he'll like a food and will snub his nose at most meats.  He wants his food to be room temp.  Anything slightly above is "hot" and he won't eat it til it cools.  He wears cloth diapers and tells us when he pooped.  He is always up for making mommy/dad laugh by tickling us.  He is generally very good and caring for Cooper.  He helps give him snacks and the other day just started brushing his hair. He loves to play a toddler app on my phone that he named (fittingly) Pop.  He has to pop things like bubbles, vegetables, animals to win.  It's like a toddler Tetris. He really does help me with the laundry and loves to pick up things on the floor and ask me if they are "trash?" and put them in the trash if I say okay.  He loves to walk and be outside.  He loves wearing hats too.  He is obsessed with shoes and gets upset if you don't put the right ones on.  He favors his boots and gray shoes currently.  He points out shoes and brings them to me and Chris if we aren't wearing ours.  He likes to make me brush my teeth and he likes to suck the toothpaste off his brush. (I am still trying to teach him how to brush his teeth.) All in all, my little red-head is a fun little man.  He has his moments and meltdowns but he sure loves hard.  He is very shy and introverted.  He likes to sit back and take things in. Once he has figured out his surroundings though, he usually jumps right in on the action! See below for recent photos:


Food: Mac N Cheese, Grapes, Cheerios, Oatmeal, Yogurt, Raisins, Bread, Milk, Juice boxes, Blueberries, Plum Organic Pouches, Apple sauce, Cheese sticks, "dip", chips, bananas,

Songs: "Stuck Like Glue" "Itsy Bitsy Spider" "Jesus Loves Me"

Shows/Movies: Bubble Guppies; "Cow videos for toddlers on YouTube; Monsters University; How to Train Your Dragon

Toys/Games: "Pop"- Toddler app, ball pit, baby, balls, blocks, play kitchen, firetruck/walker/lawn mower parades; water table, boats, Toot & Otto (Connect 4), train table-choo choos, playdough, sorting shapes, trucks, outdoor truck, water table

Places: Leonhard center, Ambucs Park, Meijer horse, walking in a stroller with Cooper, Meadowbrook

Things he knows

Most frequent words he says: mama, dada, no, Cooper, poop, show, fun, Caleb (yay-ub), yellow (lello), blue (boo), cow, sheep, basically all animals and their sounds, fun, awesome, hooray, gross, "I did it!", hot, up high, please (peas), thank you, help, go, funny, blanket, two, sip, juice, green, orange, red, pink, yucky (ucky), milk, grandma/pa/mom, Papa, Josh, Matthew, Teresa, Ben, slide, bear, doggie, book, diaper, baby, one, two, three, four, cold, bath (baff), towel, phone, "Wake Up", "Night night", Amen, Where'd (insert name) go?, *he never says yes* Q: Caleb do you want Cheerios? A: Cheerios

Colors he knows: purple, pink, red; he can say the rest but gets them confused

Counts to 3

All About Caleb
Wears size 2T shirts and 18-24 month pants
Weight: 26 lbs 26 percentile
Cutting his two year molars
Shoe size: 6-7
Height: 48%