**His right upper canine broke through on 9.19 and the left followed on 9.24.
**He's had another vocabulary explosion this month. I think he is much happier being able to communicate with us and to be understood. However, now that he can communicate more, he loves to use words over and over, especially when he is "hunry"(hungry) and wants to take a "ba" (bath).
**He finally learned to say Aubrey's name and my heart explodes in a million pieces hearing him call her name.
**The baby gate downstairs is now just an annoyance for him instead of something that actually holds him in the intended area. I left him downstairs while I went upstairs to brush my teeth. I thought I heard his sound machine turn on, but then thought I was hearing things, so I went back to getting ready before I realized it was his sound machine. I ran to his room to see what was happening and he pops out from around his crib and says "hey mommy." Meaning he not only moved the baby gate, but climbed the stairs by himself. Double heart attack. So, we are working to find a new sturdier gate that is truly baby-proof.
**When it starts getting dark, he starts walking to the baby gate and says "ba" (bath) and "let's go." He just loves to be upstairs because he can do his 2 favorite things: take a bath or explore the areas that are usually off limits, like the loft or our bedroom.
**I finally broke down and removed the breathable bumper from his crib. It was really serving no purpose because he kicked it down anyway. But, still made me sad to admit he didn't need it anymore.
**His loves Wednesdays because while Aubrey is dancing, we get to visit the goats and see the airplanes that fly over Mrs. Rhonda's. He gets giddy when the goats walk to the fence and "talk" to him.
**Now that he is moving past the everything in his mouth phase, I've let him start using crayons and sidewalk chalk and he loves them.
**He entertains himself in the morning before I get up by trying to take his pj and socks off so I'm never quite sure what he'll look like when I walk in.
**He almost on a full-on food strike unless its fruit or bread. The only thing resembling protein he'll eat right now is peanut butter and hot dogs. So its lots of PB&J and hot dogs. Fantastically healthy diet.
**We had to start limiting his afternoon nap, which was averaging 2.5-3 hrs. He was sitting in his crib and talking until close to 9:00 which was not cool. So, we've started cutting his nap to 2 hours and the late night talking has been cut to 10 minutes or so.
Taking a break from coloring to point at the airplane flying over.