Time is flying by so fast that I did not even realize Nathaniel turned 18 months last Saturday until Sunday morning. Sometimes it is hard to believe just how fast they grow up. And he is definitely growing up. We have not had his 18 month check-up yet, but I took him in and weighed him on our scale at home the other day. And according to it, he weighs about 25 pounds. Only about 7 or 8 pounds behind his sister. He also seems to be catching up to her in height, but he’s too much of a squirmer for me to try to get that measurement on my own.
He is starting to figure out the spoon and fork more. Up until recently, he could get food on the fork or put the fork in his mouth. But, getting both at the same time didn’t really happen. Just the other day though, he did seem to figure it out.
He is getting a lot better at following directions too(sometimes I think better than his sister) and will do a good job of putting his toys away at night(if he feels like it, that is). The other night I told him to go pick up his computer and put it in his toy box. And he did it.
His vocabulary is expanding as well. He still doesn’t say much that is understandable by us. But, he uses mama and dada well. And he knows “no” very well(probably since he’s a little monster and hears it so much). He’ll look at something he’s not supposed to touch, point at it, and go “na na na”. He also has names for both of the dogs. Our lab, Lady, is now “la da” and the chow mix, Shadow, is now either “ya sha” or “sha sha”.
The other day we were in the dining room, and he went right over to the bookshelf and pulled Cory’s John Deere book right off the shelf and started carrying it around. He sat on Cory’s lap looking at all the pictures and pointing to each of the tractors. I can see he’s definitely going to be his daddy’s boy.
And here’s a video of them looking at the book: