Thursday, December 29, 2016

Potty Humor

So the potty humor has already started at 15 months old! Elmer was standing in the tub tonight, passed gas, looked at me and started laughing. I did nothing to encourage this reaction. Boys!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Longest Placement

Evie was here for 13 months and 13 days.  As of Monday, Elmer has become the placement that I have had the longest, at 13 months and 14 days and counting. 

Still waiting on a trial date for TPR. 

I was at a friend's house the other day and went into the bathroom.  Elmer followed after me, calling, "Mama!"  I hope that he is here forever.  But even if he isn't, for now I am his "mama" and every child needs and deserves someone to call that on a day-to-day basis. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

14 months

Elmer is 14 months old now.  I often watch him play and sit in amazement at how well he is doing, considering the start that he had. 

He can spontaneously say 17 words:
Pumpkin (our cat) (pupu)
Mickey Mouse (nunu)
Banana (nana)
Paci (pa-pa)
Diaper (piper)
Up (bup)
Peekaboo (pu-boo)
Bye bye

He repeats MANY more words than these. 

He can point out 5 body parts when asked:

He knows what 4 animals say:
Cat (ow)
Duck (kak)
Monkey (aaa-aaa)
Chicken (ba-ba)

He feeds himself with a spoon fairly well.

He knows where to go to get his medicine, to go bye-bye, to get his diaper changed.

He can kick a ball and walk really fast.  He still falls a lot.

He rats himself out when he is touching something he knows he is not supposed to, by saying "no-no-no" while he is touching it. 

He drinks one bottle at bedtime and usually passes out while doing so.  He sleeps with a lovey (thank goodness he is not particular - we have four different ones and he is cool with any of them) and a pacifier (sleeping is about the only time he has a pacifier).  He goes down in the crib at naptime and puts himself to sleep without crying. 

He is becoming such the little boy lately, and is still so happy!

Those curls!!
And just for fun, almost exactly one year apart.  (Nov 17, 2015, just 5 days after Elmer arrived; and Nov 22, 2016).  I did not put him in the carrier specifically to get a picture, nor did I purposefully have the same shirt on both years!