Last weekend you turned 18 months, everytime I write these I say that the time has flown and you look so grown up but this time that seems especially true. This one is quite a big milestone, you are no longer considered a baby and you no longer look like one. The very best thing about this is that this age is just SO much fun, you make me laugh each and every day and your character just shines through in everything you do.
You are such a laid back little guy and you can be very confident but then there are times when you need reassurance and nothing will do except having me next to you. You are shy with new people and although I see you want to go up to them you usually hold off. You are so outgoing in so many ways but only when you feel comfortable with the situation. Loud noises really spook you and you have just started to cry when we put you to bed. It only lasts maybe 30 seconds and I know it is just a little protest that we are leaving you but it is heart breaking. When I come to check on you before bed you are usually curled up with your bum in the air, gripping onto Hoppity’s ears.
You have the cheekiest smile I have ever seen, cute dimples and a toothy grin. If something really excites you we are treated to a little elbow dance, at the moment it’s the racing car picture in your book and as soon as we say it you lift your elbows out and move them from side to side.
When we are out in the buggy now you will point at things and every now again we are spot the Fire Engine go past which is cause for great excitement. When you see a Fire Engine we say ‘Nee, Naw’ and you reply be clicking your tongue like a clock, I love that this is your version of the siren. You love cars, any kind of vehicle really and most days all I hear from you is ‘car’. I find you in the kitchen sat on our little step running them up and down or lying on the floor just pushing a bus in front of you quite content. You will happily play on your own or with you brothers and you don’t really get up to much mischief unless you are encouraged by another little person!
I have noticed that you are becoming a little more fussy with your food but I suspect it is just because you would rather eat biscuits and blueberries all day long. I handed over the fork to you a couple of weeks ago which I have been holding off doing but it did help, you finished your dinner quite happily when you were in charge.
Being able to go into the garden most days has opened a whole new world to you and as soon as you are dressed you want to get your shoes on and go out. You just never stop, always on your feet and you have started to do shuffley walks and tiptoe walks – just seeing what it feels like! I think you could spend the whole time on the slide and you were so proud of yourself when you mastered it. Swings however are a whole other story, you go into panic mode as soon as we put you in one. Like your older brother you love to be outdoors and this year it has been so nice to see you play out. You and Boo like to sit side by side in your red garden chairs, it just looks like you are pondering life as you sit there with a car in hand.
You are such a happy little boy and on the whole incredibly good, you will give toys back when we ask you and you will usually stop what you are doing when you are told off…I can’t say the same for your brothers! At night when you are sat with us having your bottle you grin and chatter away, bop along as we usually sing the Mickey Mouse song and push your nose forward when we ask for kisses. I can’t help but smile when I see you grin, it is the most beautiful sight and luckily we are graced with it often. You make every day fun, Bear.
All My Love