Saturday, February 26, 2011

Paci fun

Not sure what's going on in his head here, but he sure is intent on his task.

(sorry for the odd format, it's an iPhone movie)

18 months old

A year and a half old, unbelievable! It's been yet another big month for Simon, he is starting to say just a couple of words, and clearly trying to use things like intonation more to get his point across. He is obsessed with lights; both the fixtures themselves and light switches. He is a super climber, and loves to scamper up anything that will give him a little extra height. We did a month of Gymboree classes this month and he can even get up a smooth slide just by scrambling up--and of course the best part of that is flopping on his belly and sliding back down.

He also seems to be recognizing and playing with other kids a bit more. He has a buddy, Sam, at daycare and apparently one day he and one of the little girls spent a lot of time playing together as well. He had some issues with teething and illness this month, but thankfully seems to be getting back on track, which means we are all getting better sleep again.

We went to the pediatrician today and his 18 month stats are: 33 inches tall (75% percentile) and 24 lb 13.5 oz (40th percentile)

here are a few pictures from the month, enjoy!

(this one is from the day he was home with a high fever due to a double ear infection. He slept on me all day like this...I felt bad that he was so sick, but I loved the cuddles!)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Earning his keep

No one in our household gets a free ride. And now that he's coming up on 18 months, we've been putting Simon to work. His chores include:

Emptying the dishwasher:

Cleaning out the refrigerator:

Managing the household budget:

And finally, sweeping:

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Simon the wrecking ball

Simon isn't, umm, a delicate kid. He's pretty rough and tumble, as shown here.

Animal Sounds

Simon has learned a few animal sounds, although he sometimes mixes them up...