Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Table Talk

Well, he is 18 months going on like 3 1/2 years. He thinks he is BIG boy these days. Above he displays his ability to say "cheese" and is open for some serious meal time negotiations with his hands politely folded on the table.

Not only can he say "cheese" but at 18 months he can say about 20 other words but his favorites still include "mama" and "more", which he says verbally and by signing "more" with his two little hands coming together. He doesn't get the whole concept that sign language really isn't needed after one can vocalize...so for now he uses both!

Also, at 18 months Carter is beginning to show his independence and his ability to be a Big boy! Here is a list of his Big boy habits:
*Sippy cups say good-bye...Carter prefers big kid cups and really does quite well using them!
*Move over Dancing with the Stars...Carter has some moves I am sure you have never seen! He absolutely loves to dance and demonstrates his routine nightly while I cook dinner!
* He also likes to sing in his soft, sweet little voice which I just love to hear so I spend most of my day asking him to sing to mommy...and he does!!
*He loves when we sing to him.
*The Itsy Bitsy Spider is still one of his all time faves...but now he knows the motions that go with it!
*Trucks, tractors, Excavators, Diggers, you name, he loves it!
*Sammy, our dog, continues to be one of his very best friends.
*Sand box toys never get old
*Mowing the grass with his bubble mower
*Racing around the living room on his digger while mommy or daddy chase him with this rocket. Really a sight to be seen!
*Reading book after book after book
* Sitting at the table with mommy and daddy in his booster seat wanting nothing to do with his food and everything to do with ours.

*Staying cool outside while playing shirtless and eating Popsicles.


*So, here we are 1/2 way between 1 and 2, wondering where all time has gone and being glad that we have done our best to enjoy every second of it.



4 comments:

Nana said...

Ok, you made me cry again!! It is hard to believe Carter is 18 months old. I love watching him play with his cars and diggers! Most of all, I love when he blows me a kiss!!

auntiea said...

Oh, I love that post. He is just so cute and such a big boy. Of all the big boy things he does I still love seeing him hold his "blank" up to his little mouth when he is tired. Too sweet.

auntiea said...

ok, so the song you have on your blog- lullaby, just made me tear up. that song is so beautiful. all of the kids are such blessings in my life.

Shawna said...

I can't believe how big he is...it's not fair how they grow so fast!! LOVE YOU!