Tuesday, May 31, 2011

All the Things He Says

My dad asked me on the phone the other day what Isaac's vocabulary consisted of. So, for his sake, and for the sake of helping me remember, these are all the words Isaac can say at 21 months of age:

hair, head, eyes, ears, mouth, nose, cheeks, teeth, hands, feet, toes, tummy, knees, shoulder

no, uh-ha, hello, hi, bye-bye

diaper, shirt, pants, socks, shoes, boots, hat, jammies

car, truck, bus, train

water, drink, milk, juice

bird, dog, kitty, moo, duck

apple, banana, strawberry, grape, noodle, cookie, popcorn, cheese

there, this, that

mommy, daddy, grandma, grandpa, yia-yia, Johnny, Allison (he's trying on that one, anyway), Isaac, baby, Troy

please, thank you, you're welcome, sorry 

sun, girl, tree, picture, clock, chair, show, door, knock-knock, bed, sleep, bath, sit, outside, bubble, puzzle, ball, bounce, go, let go, down, up, help, help me, prayers, amen, blocks, fork, knife, spoon, stir, more, dirty, stinky, cold, cool, hot, park, slide, swing, keys, backpack

I'm sure I'm not getting all of them, but those are the ones I can think of for now, so they're the ones he says most often. My favorite is when he hands you somethings and says, "gu-kum" which is, of course, you're welcome. I also love when he says "help me" - it's just so cute.

He definitely is talking just a ton more this past month or so - and he gets more articulate by the day. My sweet boy. How I adore him.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Little Stinker

You know how you read in all the child development books and sites and whatever that it's totally normal for your toddler to want to run around naked and constantly be shedding his clothes. Well, what about the opposite? Isaac has a serious clothing adoration - he hates taking his clothes off and sometimes will bring me shirts or pants to try to get me to put them on him over the clothes he is already wearing. I'm sure it's perfectly normal, too, I just think it's pretty funny that while other parents are struggling with their little nudists, I've got a little never-nude on my hands.

Case in point: The other night James was trying to give Isaac a bath while I did the dishes upstairs. I heard a lot of whining from Isaac and a few exasperated "Child!"s from James, and then finally I hear "Honey - will you come down and help me? Isaac is refusing to take his clothes off. So I trot downstairs, James meets me at the door of the bathroom, and in the time it takes for me to give him a little commiserating pat on the shoulder, Isaac has done this:

 Don't worry, he wasn't actually drinking soap. The bottle is empty.

Little stinker.

Ready for Work

Isaac is a good little worker. He always likes to join in and add his muscle to any household job. But he's a smart one - he always makes sure to wear his protective gear.

Breakfast with Isaac

Isaac and I shared a banana shake for breakfast a few weeks back. After a while, he decided to forgo the whole cup thing and went straight to the source.

Visit from Grandma

Way back in April we had a lovely visit from Grandma Ruth. She came to attend Allison's graduation (hurray Allison!) and enjoy BYU women's conference. We really had a great time with her, and were so glad that she could come.

Grandma brought Isaac a much-beloved truck:

And played with him, which he enjoyed even more than the truck: