Thursday, December 19, 2013

Charlie at 16 Months

Stats: weighs 20 lbs and is 29" tall. He's still mon petit nugget of cuteness.

  • lots of nonsensical babbling
  • weez (please)
  • gegu (thank you)
  • mama
  • dada
  • kahp kahp (popcorn... he loves Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree)
  • no
  • yes
  • woo-woo (dog noise)
  • meow (cat noise)
  • baa (sheep noise)
  • ah-MAH! (amen, which he enjoys saying with gusto at the end of prayers)
  • oh-koh (ocho, as taught to him by the Spanish setting of his toy computer)
  • ah gah (all gone/all done)
  • blech (just like Michael Scott from The Office; his father taught him that one)

Cool tricks because toddlers are basically the same as poorly-trained dogs:
  • snaps his fingers (or rather flicks his fingers against his thumbs)
  • gives high fives and double high fives
  • claps proudly for himself and others
  • folds his arms during prayers for about two seconds
  • talks on the "phone" (anything roughly 5-8" long that he can hold against his face; he says "yes, yes, yes" during his phone calls)
  • vacuums/mows the lawn with his popcorn popper
  • cradles and kisses his baby doll (then throws him in the toy chest)
  • belly flops onto his crib mattress on the floor
  • does most of the hand motions for Popcorn Popping
  • does most of the hand motions for The Itsy-Bitsy Spider
  • hands me his bowl and nods his head when he wants more fruit
  • says "bye" and waves when no one is leaving the room
  • dances when he hears music (though he has NO rhythm)
  • gives you a back massage when you ask him to give you "pat-pats"
  • makes grabby hands when he wants more food (the closest we ever came to baby signing)
  • rubs his hands when they get dirty
  • pushes his own stroller around the neighborhood, maniacally
  • forces his mouth into the hugest fake frowny face (then bursts out laughing at himself)
  • fake-swims in the bathtub (a future Olympian, perhaps? ha. ha.)
  • throws himself on the ground when he's angry
  • gives AWESOME hugs, especially first thing in the morning
  • gives kisses, but only when he's feeling generous, and they're always of the open-mouthed variety

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