Sunday, April 23, 2017

Colton 18 Months

My baby boy seems so big these days!! He is only 18 months but he looks like such a big boy. I think it is because of his new haircut. He sure does look handsome though.

This age is so much fun. As much as it saddens me to see them growing up, there is so much to delight in at each new stage. His personality continues to develop and we love to know more and more of him.

Size: I will get accurate height and weight at his appointment in a couple weeks, but on our home scale he weighs 25 lbs.

Skills: He has tons of words. It seems like he will repeat just about any word you ask him to say. His favorite word by far is tractor. Although it sounds more like datchu. He says it approximately 500 times a day. He calls all vehicles tractors. He also calls birds ducks. He always says airplane when he hears one outside. I love that he says uppy when he wants up (on a couch or chair). Other common words include eyes, mouth, nose, mess, wa-wa, milk, poopoo (he often tells us right before or after!), hands, bus, ball, elmo, mouse, show, phone, banana, crackers, cheese, turkey, apple, fork, spoon, more, bath, potty, train, elephant, outside...and the list goes on. This boy is definitely a talker. He will still not say Cambry's name, but calls her sissy. He does say Lainey though. He also can say his grandparents' names and some cousins.

Colton is very sensitive. If we fuss at him in a slightly loud or stern voice he will melt into a puddle of tears.

He takes after Cambry in that he likes to have clean hands. He does not like getting messy hands when eating or when playing outside.

Likes: Trucks, cars, trains, tractors, balls, and going outside. Does that sound like a boy? Haha. It is so fun to see how different he is from the girls. I love getting to experience a little boy. He also has great sound effects to everything. He likes books a lot, especially if they have vehicles or animals. He likes baths and playing with water in the water table or going to splash pads. I am eager to see if he likes going to the pool this summer. He loves playgrounds and enjoys climbing, sliding, and swinging. He also really likes shoes. He will try to put on shoes around the house or try on mine or Greg's and walk around in them.

Colton is a major cuddle bug. As soon as I lift him out of the bed in the morning he immediately lays his head on my shoulder. He does this after nap, and also randomly throughout the day. I love it.

When he wakes up in the morning sometimes he will ask about everyone in the family. It is super sweet. He will say Dada? And I will say Dada is at work. Lainey? Lainey is alseep. Sissy? Sissy is asleep too.

Colton and Lainey play really well together. It is really funny how they love to wrestle each other. Although they often want the same toy so it requires some refereeing.

He wakes up between 6:30 and 7:00am. He takes one nap a day around noon. It lasts 1-2 hours. He goes down for bed between 7:30 and 8:00pm. He still loves his lovie but doesn't suck on it anymore.

Colton Brooks we love you so much! Happy half birthday!

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