The 21st month marks the month of the viral plague. No, we weren’t sick the whole month, but someone was sick for almost 2.5 weeks of it. The sickness this winter can kiss my behind. I’ve thought about, cleaned up, listened to or talked about more disgusting bodily fluids than I care to EVER.

Gross/Fine Motor

I’m not going to lie to you – I have no idea what milestones they are supposed to hit at this age with regards to gross and fine motor skills. I can tell you that they’ve finally shown more of an interest in scribbling vs. eating the crayons/pens/whatever. Both, Miles especially, like to screw the top of the bubble container on and off, jump on the little trampoline pretty frequently and Abby started walking backwards the other day which was cute. Miles is able to walk down the stairs if I am holding his hand. Abby, not surprisingly, would rather be held. She will walk to and from the car/daycare more often, but she’s my wanderer so I tend to carry her more often than not. Otherwise I’m scurrying to get Miles out of his seat and she’s off playing in the grass 10 feet away. Not a big deal if its the grass, a big deal if she goes into the street instead. They both LOVE to go outside and down the slide. Actually, they are really just happy to go outside and walk around.

Speech/Language

Its becoming increasingly harder to track what they know. If I had just one kid maybe but with both I never remember. I know for sure they both know 2-3 body parts, possibly more. They know a few animals – mostly cat and dog and I think Miles knows lion. Abby knows monkey. They both know most common objects – I don’t know that they’d point to one if I asked but if I say go get your shoes/book/bubbles they know what I’m talking about. I know they understand jump, clap, up and down, possibly on and off (in other words, I say them a lot).

Word lists (again for my records, ignore if you don’t care – though I usually end up forgetting a few anyway)

Miles

  • mom (ma, mama)
  • dad (da, dada)
  • cat
  • “here” (doo, da – at least we think that’s what he’s saying)
  • tickle
  • more (muh)
  • hi
  • hot
  • dog
  • again
  • want it (we think)
  • paci (sigh – he says “ma”)
  • ok
  • go
  • that (da)
  • uh oh
  • cookie
  • here you go
  • this
  • ball
  • up
  • help (admittedly up and help sound about the same)
  • stop it
  • no
  • bubble
  • pop
  • up
  • down
  • cup
  • two
  • open
  • apple

Abby:

  • mom (ma, mama)
  • dad (da, daddy)
  • hi
  • up
  • yay
  • high five
  • done
  • go
  • hot
  • dog
  • ok
  • tickle
  • “here” (a combination of syllables that I can’t remember now but always stays consistent)
  • more
  • cookie
  • e-i-e-i-o
  • ball
  • cup
  • weee
  • woah
  • wow
  • cat
  • what
  • butt (yes, butt)
  • uno (per daycare)
  • dos (per daycare)
  • monkey
  • sock (I think)
  • pop

Favorite word/phrase:

Miles: dog/no, stop it

Abby: tickle

Picture overload time!

  • We visit the aquarium

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  • I create a new yoga flow – “toddler yoga”

Sometimes, you gotta do what you gotta do

  • Abby FINALLY has enough hair for a “pony tail”
My "little pony"
My “little pony”
  • Who needs a chair?
This is how I roll
This is how I roll
  • Time to scribble
COLOR!
COLOR!
  • They enjoy some aunt/uncle snuggles
Snuggles
Snuggles
  • They refuse to pose with me
Grumpy gus, sister and mom
Grumpy gus, sister and mom
  • Miles would make a pretty cute cupid, wouldn’t he?
Where is my bow and arrow?
Where is my bow and arrow?
  • Abby enjoys a lollipop
Mmmmm sucker
Mmmmm sucker
  • She traps the boys in a cage
Boys in a cage, where they belong
Boys in a cage, where they belong
HELP!
HELP!

Videos!

Abby says YAY with Pocoyo

WEEEE

Miles imitates a song

Miles runs to get Abby exclaiming “bubbles!”

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