"helping" mom paint the potty room That's a whole roll of toilet paper in his lap/around his shoulders.
Gage will be 17 months old Wednesday. He just started pulling up to stand on his own last week. His PT claims he can cruise 3 steps back and forth while holding on to something, but he won't do it here. He just drops and crawls. He is getting really good at walking with his walker and while holding our fingers. He still isn't propelling the walker forward more than a step or 2, but it will come. He is trying to eat with utensils but just ends up making a huge mess. It's funny to watch, though...Katie sure loves this stage since she gets to go on crumb duty when he gets done eating. I have started tricking him into eating things that are good for him. So far our successes have been pureed green bean or fruit in either grits or scrambled eggs. He will not eat either green beans or fruit by itself...I guess it's a texture thing. He is so much fun to play with and talk to. He chatters constantly and has a pretty good vocabulary in my opinion. He has yet to meet a stranger. I am so proud of him!
Here are his words- (the ones that are bold he also signs)
diaper (BI pur)
eyes (can point to eyes)
nose (can point to nose)
(points to ears)
I know it
kitty (although he does say meow when he signs it)
socks (I know it's socks, but it's not quite accurate)
He LOVES Baby Signing Time. He gets so excited when the TV screen goes blue because he thinks I'm about to turn it on. He starts signing "baby" when it comes on, or he wants to watch it because they sing and sign, "Baby, baby, baby signing time" at the beginning of the show. It's too cute.
He also tries to help me get him dressed. He tries to put any piece of clothing on and usually he will attempt to get it in the right place. He also helps to put the "chip" in his braces when we put them on.
I'm sure I'll be back to edit as I think of more! Also, check back for a video. I am going to try to get him to show off his signs and words on camera ;)