CT—18 months

That is a year and a half people!  Cohen, you are making that turn where you go from being a baby to a little boy.  And boy do I think you are cute.  We are in our last 2 weeks of furlough.  You have been a pistol and you have been a joy.  You have certainly tested my parenting skills in the last month as a little boy.  I thought I had this parenting thing down, and then you came along with every stereotypical description of boys.  Here are some things to remember about you in this stage:

1.  You throw tantrums by throwing things.  This is new for me.  You take out your anger by throwing objects across the room.  This can be dangerous for those around you.

2.  You are learning the warning of “1,2,… 3,” and the consequence for not listening.

3.  Sometimes when we say your name to get on to you, you go ahead and smack your own hand to reprimand yourself.

4.  You have started walking up to a group of people or just one person and saying “HI” in a high-pitched voice just like I say it.  🙂

5.  You love animals.  You have no fear of animals.  You are loving being around Zeus (Aunt Katy’s dog) and the cows at Pop and Gram’s.  You really enjoyed feeding the goats at the pumpkin patch the other day.

6.  You are down to one nap a day, and it is a long one.

7.  You weigh as much as Maggie (around 30 pounds).

8.  You have started pushing cars and trucks and tractors around and making the noises for them. You are also perfectly content with pots and pans from the kitchen or taking out a whole stash of DVD’s from their cases.

9.  You taught yourself how to come down the steps backwards.

10.  You are eating very well with utensils.  I feed you a bowl of cereal with milk and a spoon in the mornings and you do great.

CT—18 months