21 Months

Today is my 21 month-day!

Mommy feels like I’ve been doing a lot of growing, lately; I definitely have a strong, stubborn personality. Even though my English isn’t great, I don’t hesitate in making my demands known. At least I say “please” and “thank you” spontaneously when there’s something I *really* want (Dunkin’ Donuts munchkins!). We don’t have any plans to visit Dr. Andy anytime soon, but Mommy thinks I’m getting bigger every day, so hopefully when I weigh in I’m on the charts and everything. I ate nearly an *entire* peanut butter and jelly sandwich yesterday, AND some of Mommy’s soup, PLUS some yogurt, too! I’m in size 4 diapers and (mostly) size 18 clothes (although, in stores where there’s a choice between 12-18 months and 18-24, I still fall squarely in the first category). I just got my new summer sandals and the Stride Rite lady said I’m a size 5.5/6.

I can go on {almost} all the big kid equipment on the playground; Mommy won’t let me go on the giant slides. I still love going to music class and story time and? As of yesterday, I can jump! I’ve been trying (crouching down low and standing up really fast) for while, but yesterday was the first time I got air. You know what? I *love* jumping! I also love telling stories – most of them sound exactly the same: a bunch of gibberish ended by a single clear word. “Yo goya buggy eemo yah gah MILK.”

Time to check in with BabyCenter:

Mastered Skills (most kids can do)

  • Can walk up stairs – Stairs? Yeah, I definitely got that.
  • Able to set simple goals (e.g., deciding to put a toy in a certain place) – I do a lot of things very deliberately, but I’m not verbalizing any sort of plan of attack, so Mommy’s not sure if I’m setting goals…

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)

  • Throws a ball overhand – Sort of. I can throw it, but straight into the ground.
  • Kicks ball forward – I’m going to be a soccer star! I’ve been able to kick a ball across the room for months now.
  • Stacks six blocks – Definitely. Well, mostly. Grammy Boo got me a set of nesting blocks and I can stack them like a champ – as long as I pick them up in the right size order… but if the tower teeters or falls over, I knock the rest of it over in spite.

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)

  • Names simple picture in a book – For sure. I love to read and go through my books pointing out all the details in the illustrations!
  • Can walk down stairs – I? am the stair CHAMPION. Probably just because our house is on the 3rd floor, though, and I get tons of practice.

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  1. Yay for being such a big boy now 🙂 logan loves jumping too. He jumps off of everything now no matter how high. Talk about giving me a heartattack!

  2. Aww, your stories sound perfect!!!

    Big kid playground equipment!? You ARE getting SOOOO big!!

    Your doll though, no offense, he's kinda creepy! Good thing you're so cute!!

  3. Happy 21 monthday! So much going on this month. What a big boy!

  4. So close to being 2 – its scary ho fast time is passing!

  5. That would be how, not ho!

  6. Awww sounds like my Grand Daughter! She turned
    two yesterday!:0)

    Hi!Following you from the Relax
    and Surf blog hop! Hope you visit
    me and return the follow!:0)

  7. Super cute pic! 🙂

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