Our little man is 16 months old today! I feel like he just had his birthday yesterday, and now another four months have passed. Why is it going so fast?! Everett is such a little character and it's been a while since I posted an update, so I thought I'd post a little here.
^^He's way too cool!
^^Loves cruising in the stroller and riding on his trike at Nana's house.
^^Discovered pine cones!
Everett at 16 months:
-Says a few words like Mama, Dad, ball, Bo, bubbles, and bath. Also says 'what's this?' a lot, which sounds more like "was dis?!" It's the cutest thing ever. Especially when he gasps at somethings, points to it, and says "oooooh, was dis?!" with his little lisp. He talks a lot of gibberish and will randomly get really loud and yell. A lot of what he says sounds like he's maybe speaking French. He cracks us up!
-Walks everywhere and is getting pretty speedy.
-Does this funny downward dog thing all the time which sometimes turns into a bear crawl.
-Loves going outside and gets super excited and heads for the door if I ask if he wants to go for a walk.
-Knows and identifies his body parts. He plays with his ears all the time and often yanks on mine when he's nursing. He's always touching his hair when he's eating, which is fun to clean up.
-Loves songs with actions and does the actions to 'Itsy Bitsy Spider.' Occasionally claps his hands on time when we sing 'If You're Happy & You Know It.' Thinks 'Once there was a Snowman' is hilarious, too.
-Is a pretty good tantrum thrower, and often flings himself on the ground. So dramatic.
-Sleeps through the night a lot more often now.
-Has a bunch of teeth- I think 9 now- including one molar. And 2 more are coming in.
-Loves Sesame Street and we maybe let him watch it too much. He actually does a pretty good impression of Cookie Monster.
-Loves music and dancing and clapping along. This past weekend as we watched General Conference, Everett clapped each time the Tabernacle Choir was done singing. :)
-Still likes books but is very picky about what we read. Especially at bedtime, if he doesn't want to read something, he'll shove the book out of the way.
-Eats most everything we do, but is getting pickier. He loves mashed potatoes and my homemade macaroni and cheese. Also wolfs down quesadillas, pb&j, and grilled cheese sandwiches regularly. Broccoli is still his favorite vegetable and he's recently discovered how delicious strawberries are.
-Makes car noises and sometimes makes them as he scoots food across his high chair's tray. He's a goofball.
-Is obsessed with airplanes and any time he hears one, he'll stop what he's doing, act all surprised and make airplane noises until we acknowledge that there is indeed an airplane somewhere.
-Points out birds, basketball hoops, and of course airplanes when we're out on walks around the neighborhood.
-Knows some animal sounds and says "woof" when he hears Bo or another dog bark. Also does some pretty good monkey and gorilla noises.
-Gives the best snuggles and is always (almost always) in the sweetest mood when he wakes up.
We love this sweet, funny, and smart boy and he seriously is just the best little buddy. I can't believe how much he's changed over the last few months and how fast he is learning and picking up on things. He's so much fun and we love his little personality. We love being his parents and are so glad he's part of our family. He's the best part, really. We love you, Everett!