Holy Moly. Bryson is one and a half. And he is SOO much fun!!
He is learning new things and new words and phrases every day. It's so amazing! If I could learn this quickly, I could learn every SAT word in a matter of days! haha. Anyway, he's so smart ;)
We have been so so blessed with him. He truly is the happiest, most easy going kid. He say's "deese" and "tayk-too" on his own about 40 times a day. He rarely has tantrums and if he starts getting riled up, he can be quickly distracted with a song or fun toy or he uses his "big boy words" (deese-please, hel-pah-help, moe-more, no-no, ah-yin-open, ou-yied-outside, uhh-pah-up) which are magic in our house!
He's finding his independent side and has to do most things by himself. If you try to help, he will shoo you away and say "no". These things include: putting on his pants or swim diapers, anykind of buckle, getting up on the sofa or chair, eating with a fork or spoon (thankgoodness he's good at this now; mealtimes were getting super messy) throwing things away, unloading the dishwasher (after I take out all the silverware) and putting on his shoes.
In case he can't quite do it on his own, he's quick to yell "hel-pah" with so much emphasis on the last part of the word, that if he yelled it at a Greek wedding, someone is sure to throw down a few plates!!
He loves loves LOVES the Swiffer and the Vaccuum. It's so crazy. He will literally swiffer the entire house for me. And everytime the vaccuum comes out, he runs to help. We take turns cleaning- mommy vaccuums and then bryson uses the hose. He is such a good share-er :) One day, I was cleaning under the sofa and he turned off the vaccuum and he died laughing. I played along and we continued for a good 10 mins. (The video isn't working, so I'll add it later)
He is such a ham and if he knows people are watching him, he will do the goofiest things to hold their attention and get a few laughs. He is definitely a little camera hog and has "deese" down pat. He will yell "deese" with a giant grin until you snap a picture of him.
He also loves our phones. We have a few apps for him on there and he knows exactly how to turn it on, unlock and then go to the "moo" app.
He is still Daddy's little sports fan and loves to play hoops and golf and now kicks a ball into his soccer goal. He gets so excited when he sees a "bahh" on the "teedee" and points and jumps until it goes away.
Also, we discovered the awesomeness of Bubble Guppies. It is THE cutest show for toddlers; Bryson asks for "bubu bugu" all the time. He rarely sits still, but for the cute little songs and fish, he will sit for a good 10 minutes!!
He played his first video games this past weekend. One was at Best Buy when he went nuts with the Kinect and the second was waiting at the hair salon to get his hair cut. I swear some things are just in boys' genes, because I showed him where the "jump" button was and it was like he was actually playing the game. True, he had no clue what he was doing, but he got a ton of points; I was blown away.
The kid has SOO much energy and is always moving. I can hardly keep up with him! Thankfully, he plays hard and he sleeps hard. He is an awesome sleeper and will literally tell you it's time to go "nigh nigh" if he's tired. He hasn't put up a fight to go to bed in months and will blow kisses as I walk out the door. BUT, he has started crawling out of his crib... crazy enough, it's only while I'm folding laundry in his room. It's like a game for him. He's never done it during actual sleep time, so we're holding off on the big boy bed...I don't think I could handle that!!
Ok, I could type for another hour about how fun and sweet he is, but I'll spare you :) We go to the dr tomorrow and I'm already dreading the shots. eek.
Happy 18 Months, sweet Boy!!