This may not be terribly interesting to the general public, but from time to time I like to record developmental milestones here on the blog, so that I can look back at these posts when my baby is a grown man and remember what he was like when he was small. He is 21 months now, and is talking a bit.
woooow = wow (he says this so enthusiastically-- it's adorable)
dah = down
duh = dog
ree = read
mo' meese = more, please
truh = truck
ah pin = airplane
augh = Uncle Austin
mmf = woof
mmm = moo
ish = fish
shhh = hush
He also likes to "count" things now. He'll point his finger at random objects and say "wee, wee, wee, wee."
There are other words he used to say that we don't hear anymore like Papa, that, go, amen. Who can say why?
Trucks! I have a little box that I keep his Hot Wheels trucks in, and nearly every morning that is the first thing he pulls out. He gets so excited and when he opens it up and sees all the vehicles inside, he beams with delight. So precious.
His ball. He loves to kick or throw balls around. Our friend Christina came over last week and she and Brian kicked the ball back and forth in our living room, and Iain was giggling and grinning the whole time.
Books. He loves to bring us books to read. His favorites are Happy Dog, Sad Dog; The Very Hungry Caterpiller; Goodnight Moon; Dear Zoo; and Wobble Bear Says Yellow. Brian and I are so pleased that he likes to read.
It's gotta be Pixar's Cars, hands down. Not that Iain has seen a lot of films, but he gets so excited about that one. He also likes The Snowman, which will always carry special memories of life in England for Brian and me. Lately we've been watching a lot of Idaho Outdoors videos from Pete Zimowsky, who is a reporter for the Idaho Statesman. Iain especially likes it when Zimo brings his dog along for the adventure!
As far as music goes, Iain like action songs like The Itsy Bitsy Spider; Wind Your Bobbin Up; or Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.
Iain can run now and hardly ever falls while walking anymore, unless he is tired. He can climb up the slide and slide down all by himself at the playground. He is trying to learn to jump, but hasn't quite got that yet, as you can see from this highly entertaining video. :)