21 – 22 1/2 Months

I started this post Nov. 7th, wrote some more Nov. 29th and am finally finishing it Dec. 17th.

Nov. 7

Ethan has been a little parrot. He repeats everything that we say, and says ats dat, ats dat, (what’s that) to learn the names of everything and everyone. My new favorite phrase from him (Jarrod taught him last night) is, “bye people”.

I gave him raisins for the first time and he LOVES them!

I weighed and measured him at 22 months and he is 34 1/2 inches tall and 27 lbs.

November 29, 2011

There seems to be a pattern, with the holidays, comes no posts from me! We just returned home from a few days in Fresno to visit our family for Thanksgiving. We had a really fun time!

We left at 10 PM on the way there, so Ethan slept the whole way. On the way home we left around 1 PM, so we didn’t get so lucky. He slept for a little more than half of the 5 hour trip and while he was awake he was shockingly good.

December 17

Yesterday was Ethan’s “Winter Celebration” at school. His class sang “Jingle Bells”, “We wish you a Merry Christmas” and Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer”. It was very cute and the kids were so good for being 2-3 years old.

We figured that they would be singing “Jingle Bells” because for the past few weeks, he’s been singing the song non-stop. At first he would fill in a word here and there, and I thought, how does he know that?

Developments – In addition to saying “ats dat” (what’s that), he now says “name”. He is speaking 4 word sentances, and his vocabulary is increasing exponentially every day. For the past couple of weeks he has been a pro at going up and down the stairs with no hands. He literally will run up and down them with no help. He very much wants to do everything by himself. I used to always carry him to the car, now we leave the house and he says “walk”. When we get to the car he has to climb in by himself too.

His sleep habits always seem to change. One week we put him in his bed no problem, no crying etc. at 7:45. The next week, it’s a huge fit and fight and he doesn’t go down until after 9:00. Not sure why it varies? We are currently in a tough sleep stage at the moment. Hopefully next week will be back to the easy stage.

His favorite show is Yo Gabba Gabba, if he could, he would probably watch it all day.

His favorite activities are playing with play doh and playing soccer (aka, kicking the ball around).

A recommendation for those of you with little ones is For Small Hands. They sell small tools and learning toys that are pretty affordable too. Most of Ethan’s Christmas presents will be from that catalogue.

In addition to books, matching games etc., we got him a little “bolt block” and wooden spool and threading set. The bolt block is a wooden block, with wooden bolts and wooden screwdriver. The wooden spool and threading set will be more challenging for his age but his teacher said that he likes working with the one at school.

Christmas is in about a week and we’ve got family coming to town so it should be really fun!!! Happy Holidays 🙂