It's Fox's year-and-a-half birthday today! The big 18 months! Tomorrow he starts Nursery!!!! We had a routine doctor's appointment on Monday and he was hamming it up for the doctor. That's my boy :) She says he's doing great and we're doing great and that's just great!
Length: 35" (50-75%)
Weight: 25 pounds (25-50%)
Head circumference: 19.5" (90%)
In the last month, we have spent more time outside and at the park than his entire first 18 months combined. Okay, I'm probably exaggerating, but that's what it feels like! This boy loves being outside!
At the park is the only time he ventures off on his own and leaves my side for more than 30 seconds at a time. I love him more than words can express, but boy it's sweet relief to have a little freedom!
He's allllllmost going down the slide by himself. It still kinda scares him.
In conjunction with all the jungle gyms at the park, he seems to be climbing up on chairs and benches and couches in our apartment more and more. Monkey man!
We go on lots of long walks outside and I follow him wher'er he wants to go. Whenever an airplane flies by he stops mid-stride, looks up and sees if he can find the culprit, and says "air!".
Yeah, we still use a pacifier. It pacifies him.
He loooooooooves playing with cars and making them go "brrrrrrrrrrrrm".
It's amazing how much he watches me and does things that I do. At the park he found this little girl's mini stroller and pushed it around for a half hour straight. He likes being Mommy :) At home he likes to take the dust pan and brush and sweep things up and when things spill he grabs toilet paper and wipes it up... Do I clean too much?
We discovered my camera can take pictures backwards and spent a few fun minutes snapping photos of ourselves.
One of the bigger developments this month we discovered on a quick morning trip to IKEA. Apparently they serve free breakfast every Monday - woohoo! So we got him a plate of food and gave him a fork and imagine our surprise when he actually started using the fork to feed himself! It's so funny how just one day, out of the blue, he'll start doing things; just like learning how to crawl, walk, talk, etc.
Chris left his closet door open one morning so Fox proceeded to take out all of Chris's shoes and try them on. He successfully put on this Sperry and did a lap.
He's saying "Hi" and "Bye" more and more and in the right context. He's pronouncing "shoes" with better clarity. He's also saying "hot" when things are hot, but it seems he also thinks food is called hot, so we'll work on distinguishing those things.
Love ya little big man!