Thursday, November 22, 2012


Paxton is 20 months old today! I can't believe we're getting so close to his second birthday, this year is flying!  He is learning new things every day, it is really neat to watch all his new tricks. At 20 months, Paxton is:

  • Trying to say a lot of new words, a lot of them still sound like "dada" but have different inflections.  He says "na na" (night night) to me every night when I put him in bed or down for a nap.  Sometimes he says "love you" also.  His favorite words are "what's this" and "down".  He does not like to be carried, in high chairs or in baskets at the store, he loudly demands to get down.  He says "pop pop pop" whenever he sees a bubble in real life or in a book.  Some other words I can think of that he says are: banana, mama and dada, up, all gone, hot, bye bye, outside, hat, doggie, and as of today, no no.  

  •  Doing lots of tricks.  He can point to his hair, eyes, nose, teeth, tongue, hand, tummy, belly button, knee and toes.  He can point to lots of things when we ask him to like the light and Elmo.  He knows the tunes to tons of songs.  Some that I can think of are Twinkle Twinkle, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Old MacDonald, Wheels on the Bus and Elmo's World.  He "hums" these all the time and we can tell exactly what songs they are.  He knows certain lines in books and will say them as soon as we turn to that page.  He plays Peekaboo and can hide from us.  He responds to lots of commands and we can tell he understands a ton of words.  

  • Is not a picky eater.  He eats pretty much anything we put in front of him until he's full.  He has been loving peas and rice lately.  He still loves mandarin oranges the most.  When we go out to eat, he eats a ton.  At Cici's one night, he ate four pieces of pizza, some pasta and some veggies, and a bread stick.  At McAlester's, he ate an entire kid's pizza, mandarin oranges, yogurt melts and drank his entire chocolate milk.  He eats less at home, but still has meals where we're not sure if we will be able to fill him up.  
  • Is wearing 24 month clothes, 2T pajamas, size 6 shoes, and size 5 diapers.

  •  Even though he isn't learning a ton of new words, he is getting really good at communicating with us.  He will bring us things he wants, and he has mastered the one-finger point.  
  • Is a lot more cuddly lately.  He will come up and hold his arms up to be picked up and then just sit in my lap for a few minutes, he also cuddles up when we read to him instead of just sitting on our laps like he used to.  Sometimes, if we're playing in his room, he will point to his rocking chair and say "na na" and he just wants me to rock him for a few minutes.  Then he's back to playing again.

  •  One of his favorite things to do right now is to run in circles around things.  He cracks up the whole time he's doing it.  He still loves balls and has really started loving cars.  He will make an "RRRR" noise while he drives them around sometimes.  He is still carrying around his lamb a lot and is finally interested in other stuffed animals as well.  He cannot get enough of being read to, especially his Daddy Loves Me book and his Elmo bubbles book.  Our iPhones are still his favorite things.  This month he has figured out how to unlock them.  
  • He knows the sounds for dogs, cats, monkeys, lions, frogs and trains.  He will not do them on command for the most part, but he will do them if he sees a picture in a book or sees a stuffed animal version or hears the real thing.   

 We just love this little boy and are having so much fun teaching him new things.  He seems so big lately!

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