My little man is just getting so big! He is more fun than ever right now!
He surprises us with new things that he is doing all the time.
We have dubbed him the copycat master. No matter what we do, he is our little shaddow doing or saying the same thing (some intonation). When I fold laundry, he picks up clothes and "folds" the clothes right next to me. He loves to help clean up toys when we're picking up, but only if I am singing the "clean up" song. If the song isn't being sung, things are not being picked up! He also LOVES when I vaccuum. He squeels and laughs and follows me around the house when I vaccuum. Everytime he sees the vaccuum, he picks up the hose and pretends to vaccuum. It's so adorable!
One of the funniest things is how much he LOVES shoes. The first thing he does in the morning after we change his diaper is run to find his shoes and sit in our lap saying "dis! dis!" while sticking his foot up in the air putting on his shoes by himself. He also likes to pick his shoes for the day. Michael gets him ready for school in the mornings and if Michael picks shoes B doesn't want to wear, he puts up a big stink a yells "nuh nuh nuh" while he goes to find the ones he does want to wear and then he's perfectly happy and puts on his shoes. It's SO funny! There's also a good chance you would see him running around the house like this:
He has also started standing with his arms crossed (gansta style) because apparently, I stand like that a lot when I'm talking! :)
Half of the time he will NOT sit in a highchair at restaurants. The other half, he is perfectly happy chilling in the chair. So, half the time, he sits next to me or Michael on the bench like a big boy!!
I know I've mentioned that B loves basketball. I don't think I can do his love obsession justice on the blog. He just goes nuts whn he sees a ball or basketball. Going anywhere in pulic during the month of March was a nightmare. There were basketballs and basketball memorabilia ALL over the place in honor of March Maddness. If we didn't stop and pretend to play ball for a bit, lots of screaming and tears would follow. He is definietly a boy after his Daddy's own heart!
He's usually a super easy going kid, but every once in a while, he is VERY stubborn. Don't even think about helping him with the following things; he MUST do them himself:
buckling him in his carseat
buckling him in his high chair
putting on his shoes eating with a spoon or fork
Some things he's doing now: ~He still doesn't have a gigantic vocabulary yet, but he is starting to say more and more things, so I hope more words are on their way! "caw" is his word of choice now. We drive down the road and he points to all the "caw"s. He also says "deh ee isssss" (there it is) when he finds something he's looking for
~He can point to his head, knees, toes, eyes, ears, mouth, nose, belly, belly button, feet, tongue, teeth, hands and fingers
~He LOVES music. If he hears a song on the tv or radio or if we're singing, he stops what he's doing and shakes his groove thang.
~He does most of the motions for:
The Itsy Bitsy Spider
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
The Wheels on the Bus
If You're Happy And You Know It
This Little Light of Mine
Ring around the Rosies- this song goes on forEVER in our house. After we "ahh dow" Bryson pops back up yelling "moe moe moe!" and so we all grab hands and do it again. and again.... it's so fun :)
~ Knows the noises for a car (oom oom) cow, horse, sheep, dog, lion, tiger, bear, duck, owl, bird, snake, seal (i LOVE this one!) pirate, bee, elephant, crocodile (chomps arms) monkey and sometimes donkey :)
~He's "filling in the gaps" in his mouth and only has 2 more teeth to go. He has 14 right now!! BIG boy!
~Loves bath time!!
~ Loves to ride in the car, but absolutely refuses to keep on his shoes. Shoes come off within seconds of being buckled in. He spends the remainder of the car ride putting on and taking off his shoes.
Poor kid has been sick a lot. As soon as he gets better, something else comes along. Two weeks ago it was Strep, in which his fever spiked at 103.5. Scared me like crazy! Then, this week, he woke up with Pink Eye on Sunday morning. I have thought he has allergies for a long time now, but every time he gets sick it could always be explained by something else besides allergies, and since "kid's don't show signs of allergies until 2" it keeps getting dismissed. My dad mentioned that it really sounds like he has allergies, so next time we go to the doctor, I'll be one of "those" moms insisting that they do something or at least start looking into allergies with Bryson. We'll see what happens.
I can't believe my little man is 16 months old already. Time has gone by so fast!