August 31, 2014
18 months

At eighteen months Matthew weighs about 20 pounds and is 32" tall. Eighteen months is also more talkative. Matthew points at things and tell us what they are: frog, chicken, deer, duck, dog, canoe. There might be a cottage theme going on...

He's started shaking his head "no" and vocalising his pleases. Life now has a musical sound track. Matthew loves to sing, especially the ABC song which has a recognizable tune and even some of the letters. He also sings quite a few camp songs his Auntie Janice taught him. The great big moose ("waaaay-o waaaay-o" and "bringing home my baby bumblebee" are both quite popular.

He doesn't have as many (recognizable?) words as Elizabeth at the same age but is VERY good at communicating nonetheless. Eighteen months is also the beginning of what we call the "by self" phase. Actually, I find that Matthew is more likely to do something he doesn't want to do (eg climb into his car seat) if I ask him to do it himself ("can you clip yourself in?"). He insists on climbing into his booster. He does a lot of cooking and imaginative playing. Still loves his drill and cars. He loves stickers and drawing. Frighteningly, he has figured out how to take the lids off his own markers...
On October 5, 2014 at 02:49 pm
Grandpa H said:
You'll have to get up pretty early in the morning to keep ahead of this grandson of mine :)

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