21 Months ago Carter was born!
In the mean time, he has been busy growing, learning, changing, loving and playing.
His biggest physical changes this months....that possibly, may have happened before 20 months are: his running and jumping. He has gotten much faster and is a full on jumper now!
All of your hard work of practicing jumping and running paid off!! You can do it!! Way to go my little buddy!!
It is football season around here and needless to say, it's in your blood. Because sports seem to be something you are naturally interested in. (Along with trucks of any kind...still.) You play football every day. It goes like this: You run down the hall, throw a ball into the air, then fall to the ground and say "uh oh." And from what it seems, your current understanding of the game is equal to my understanding. When you see the players fall to the ground, you also say "uh oh" for them. I'm pretty sure this is Daddy's last season of getting to express his thoughts freely during a game, because you are watching EVERYTHING.
You also got your very first bike! You have been eying everyone else' bikes on the playground for a long time. So now, you are at it on your own! We've seen a big improvement over the past 2 weeks on it! There are no peddles on this bike, you are just learning to balance and run on it. So far, you are at a slow walk and the furthest you've been is about 10 feet before you drop it saying "off." You also seem to have a love/hate relationship with your helmet. When you see the big kids wearing one, you want to wear your so bad, but for some reason, you wear it for about a minute before throw a little fit. We haven't quite figured this one out yet!
There has also been something strange going on around here...You've gone from a one poop a day kind of guy to an unknown number a day. AND the strange thing is it has happened 3 times in the bath tub. You seem pretty traumatized each time, so we do feel bad for you BUT we had to have a talk about it last night. I had to tell you that if you are going poop we HAVE to get out of the tub and onto the potty or into a diaper. And that you need to tell Mommy or Daddy you are pooping. Your sound for this is a grunt. It's pretty hilarious. We know you semi-understand the situation because later, while reading Monkey Boy, he is taking a bath and we asked you "Carter, did you take a bath tonight?" You replied "Yes........(grunt grunt)." We said, "That is right, you went poo poo in the tub." In which you replied "No no." While pointing your finger.
Your favorite books at the moment seem to be Monkey Boy, Spooky Wheels on the Bus, Touch and Feel Kittens, What Will the Babies Call Me, and an array of Jesus and Santa Clause books.
Finally, here are some pictures we took yesterday on our hour long, one block walk. No hurry sweet boy! Thank you for making me take time to enjoy the simple and wonderful joys in our lives every, single, day.
(would have been a great picture if someone wasn't making a strange face!!)
Little boy, you remind us that so much depends on days made of now!