Sunday, May 27, 2012

month 21 draft

sleeping on mat at school- usually turned sideways on it by the end of naptime

new tooth- finally got the forth bottom tooth to even things out.

sleeping with trains- have to bring a train to bed every.single. night. then roll onto them and wake yourself up so i have to sneak in and tuck them under your pillow

more independent sleep- going to sleep

Friday, April 27, 2012

Month 20 (draft)

putting together 2 and 3 words
-mama up/down
-get you (i'm gonna get you)
-are you? (where are you)

running/skipping/twinkle toes moves

washing trains in the bath
drinking water in bath, laying down in the bath

using the potty. not telling us when you have to go yet but almost always going when we sit you down on it. earning stickers which you love (now).

PUDDLES!!!!!!! your favorite. you ask for puddles on sunny days so we make them with the hose.

playing in the 'sand box'

nothing but playing with trains

not a whole lot of eating this month....... cheese puffs, pretzels, apples, salad with blue cheese


first trip without papa (ct)


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Falling behind.

To say I am falling behind on these monthly posts is an understatement. As Elijah is getting older, he is learning new things everyday.... so much so, that I am having a hard time keeping track of them all and then posting them on my blog. That said, my original plan was to only do these posts until he was a year old. That somehow morphed into wanting to make it to his second birthday. Now I am not sure if I will continue past the 20 month mark...... we shall see.

I have so so many posts in draft form on here.... not sure if I will ever get them 'finished' to my standards. I also had planned to add videos, but again...... nothing yet. 

I would love to get back into the habit of posting more regularly on this blog; not just about Elijah, but life in general again. I used to post about projects around the house, the gardens, the animals, etc...... just seems I never have the time. I am planning on taking the summer off from teaching (i think?) and hope to have a lot more free time on my hands. We shall see.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Month 19 (draft)

Word explosion..... copying words
names of thomas trains
pat back or squeezy hugs
hmmmm and hand on chin
pulling up pants
cleaning ears
brushing own teeth and tongue
grapes, veggie sticks, pasta,
friends at daycare
warm weather week, playing outside, swing

Monday, February 27, 2012

Month 18 (draft)

-word explosion..... trying to repeat everything
-thomas the train obsession
-grapes, goldfish.....
-drink out of reg cup
go train go, grovers new kitten
babies at school
awful sleep
pickier eating
hide n seek

Friday, January 27, 2012

Month 17 (draft)


I know I keep on saying this, but this was my favorite month with you so far. You are so much fun and have such a personality. You are really funny and will intentionally do things to make us laugh. You are also very strong willed and make it quite clear when you are frustrated or mad. The expressions you make are priceless.

This month was another month of major learning leaps... many which are making it more and more clear that you are becoming a 'big boy'. New words this past month include: "snow, draw, juice, door, pasta, ya ya ya (yes), and nap". You now sign 'eat' when you are hungry or when you see the cats eating their food. You also learned the sign for 'help'. I was amazed that it only took about 3 days for you to learn this one. That brings your sign language up to: help, more, all done, milk, please, eat, and thank you.

You became obsessed with Leap Frog learning DVDs this month. In particular the Letter Factory and Word Factory. You would watch them over and over again as many times as we would let you. When the show end you very adamantly sign 'more, more, please, please, please."The big positive of this is that you have learned to recognize every letter, you know all of the sounds each letter makes, and can make them when we point to them. Your favorite letter sounds are the H, B, and W. We practice with the letters on the fridge and by writing them on the whiteboard calendar (another new obsession of yours). You make multiple requests to 'draw' on the calendar with markers every day.

You like to draw, not only on the white board but in coloring book and on you giant pad of paper. The cutest thing is that you lay down to draw , often resting your head on your arm.

Walking backwards is pretty cool in your mind. You like to do it when coming to sit in our lap or until you are backed up into a wall. Your 'jumping' has also improved this past month. You don't quite get off the ground, but I think you are close.

You do great with eating and have little trouble using a fork or spoon (even adult sized ones). You absolutely love pasta, grapes and Ritz crackers. 'Pops' (frozen yogurt) have also been a huge hit this past month. That is probably because it feels good on all of the new teeth you are getting. Your 3rd bottom tooth broke through at the beginning of the month only to be quickly followed by 3 one year molars. It has certainly been uncomfortable for you, but overall you haven't been too fussy because of it. That doubled the amount of teeth you had from 4 to 8!

playing in tunnel
looking around (where is it)
mimicking everything
nail polish
helping with firewood
singing at school
one nap