Thursday, August 2, 2012

Happy 22 Months Troy!

In less than two months you will be two years old. Two years old!


You love Ella, but y’all are not very good at sharing things. I definitely struggle with how to teach a 3 year old and an almost 2 year old share toys. We’ll get there though. : ) You and Ella have a lot of fun chasing each other, singing together, and hiding together. You love to mimic Ella, and it is really cute! Speaking of your singing, you have started singing quite loudly during services. I love it! You sing so loud that several people have commented that they hear you during the service.

You continue to talk up a storm, and you have the sweetest little voice (as long as you aren’t mad!). Even your animal noises are so sweet sounding. You’ve started saying “yuck” and “shoowee” when we change your stinky diapers.120705IMG_5851.jpg We feel like you are finally starting to turn the corner with being more able to handle situations. For instance, you’ve been a lot better in the car lately, as well as when we are out shopping or eating. You still get frustrated and mad sometimes, but you really seem to be able to handle being tired a little better than in the past. You’ve also started doing a lot better during church services. We don’t always have to take you out, and you even fell asleep on me once during the service (which is a major deal!).


This month you have a new favorite food: yogurt. You ask for it ALL the time, and get upset when we don’t have any. Most of the time, the yogurt generally ends up in your mouth when I let you feed yourself, but one day I left the room and came back to the scene below. It was pretty funny! You’ve gotten a lot better at using utensils this month, and you love to use a fork and spoon when you eat.120722IMG_6275.jpg

You have been able to climb for a little while now, but your confidence in climbing has really grown. For instance, when we are at Chick-Fil-A, you instantly climb straight to the top of the playscape, and are even pretty good at climbing down. You’ve also figured out how to climb up some steps by actually taking steps (rather than climbing on your knees).120705IMG_5900.jpg

Signs you do: more, finished, milk, hungry, thank you, please, thirsty, sleepy, bath

Words you say: No way I can even count or name them! You say so many things!

Animal noises you make: chicken, duck, cow, dog, horse (you’ve been loving horses lately), frog, pig

Body parts you identify: nose, eyes, mouth, ears, hair, head, hands, belly, teeth, tongue (you love to point out your teeth and belly)

Favorite foods: You are a pretty good eater, but you can still be pretty finicky at times (although I think it is getting better). Generally your favorites are yogurt, cheese, peaches, beans, chicken, and crackers.

Favorite activities: walking, running, and tip-toeing to explore everything, especially following Ella or chasing a dog; mimicking Ella; reading books; watching Mickey Mouse or Finding Nemo or Cars; taking baths; playing with balls (you love to throw any kind of ball); playing outside; playing with toys, especially talking on the phone or putting things over your head or playing with the kitchen stuff; trying get any electronics or drinks you can spot.

Troy @ 21 Months

Ella @ 22 Months