Thursday, January 13, 2011

15 months

Dear Cassius,

You have now been "around" for 2 years for you were conceived on January 8th.  I'm sure you'll be glad to know that when you are 16.  :)

This month has been a fun one but also an incredibly stressful one for your parents.  A move is always tough but a move with a very active, very needy child is even more so.  We haven't always kept our cool but we're almost there.   You are actually really cool to hang out with right now, but time keeps on ticking and its tough to hang out with you and get stuff packed, fixed and cleaned.

Your vocabulary keeps expanding.  You've added bakbak while waving your arms appropriately for chicken.  Tonight you said cat.  Today your grandma taught you how to roar like a lion.  It's so stinkin' cute!  You can point to mama, dada, grandma, grandpa and yourself.  Your bottle/any liquid is "jooose".  You are obsessed with the chickens next door and airplanes.  You like choo-choos.  You adore vroom-vrooms (motorcycles).  You turn your head and any truck or loud car.  You are all boy. 

You are walking just fine and quickly too.  It's almost a run but you stumble a bit.  You try to jump.  You bend your knees but you can't get any air (there is a joke in here somewhere about Peters boys not being able to jump).  You climb anything and everything.  Judy, our stepladder, is not match for you. 

This month you had your first sit on the naughty step for touching the stove's knobs.  I had to put you there twice but you got it the third time.  You tried again the next morning and when you got set on the naughty step you moved your attention elsewhere.  You made me realize it's time to get some kind of parenting book- stat!

You love being rocked when/if you wake in the middle of the night.  It doesn't happen a lot so I cherish those middle of the night snuggles.

You love to read!  Well, you love to point out things you know in books...Elephants, dogs, cats, birds, airplanes, trains, pumpkins, Santa Claus, sheep, chickens, ducks, trees.... I'm so happy.  I didn't think you would like them, ever.  You're not big on the story persay but you do love the pictures.  Hopefully those words will intrigue you someday.

I better get to packing so I'm wrapping up this letter (good one, huh?).

Love you,