Friday, July 31, 2009

1 year, 23 weeks

If you look very closely, you'll see a rabbit outside in the grass, above Zack's head.

This rabbit was outside eating munching grass while Zack was eating his dinner the other night. Zack spotted it and thought it was pretty cool. Then he started pointing to his toy basket--to his bunny rabbit, which he's holding in this picture. What I think is pretty cool about this is that even though he doesn't play with this stuffed animal much, and it certainly doesn't look much like the rabbit outside, he made the connection all on his own. For the next several nights, he also kept looking out the window, looking for his dinner buddy, but the bunny hasn' t been back since.

The little master is also a big fan of getting wet. The other night it started raining after dinner, one of those lovely summer rains (Don't fear--there was no lightening involved). He noticed that it was doing something out there, so I asked him if he wanted to go outside. Of course he did. It took him a few seconds to adjust to all the water falling out of the sky, but he clearly decided it was pretty cool.

He's also a big fan of "helping" to water the plants. At first he'd just stick his hand in the spray of the hose, but he's since gotten bolder and will now walk in the spray face first. Over, and over, and over again.

Unfortunately, I keep forgetting to bring the soap outside.


The words keep coming. As do the tantrums. They're not horrible, but there's definitely a lot of frustration going on right now. We can usually avert them by acknowledging what he wants and his frustration, then redirecting him. It's also helpful that he understands "Nighty night", so a lot of things go nighty night when it's time to move on to a different activity, or if he's got something that he shouldn't have anymore.

He's started to sing along to things now, to his toys that have music or to the radio. Hopefully he'll take after his Dad when it comes to playing music and carrying a tune and not to me!

1 comment:

Mom/Nonnie said...

That's my smart grandson!I love that you describe his progress so clearly. Grazie, Erica!