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.