Hey, Noah here. Or Bear, sometimes Mom calls me Doodles. I’m 18 months old today.
How do you celebrate being 18 months old?? With a trip to the park, of course. Then the pool.
Look, Ma! No hands!
Why is that kid playing with my truck??
Here are some pretty cool things that I’m doing these days.
I like to play this game with Mom and Dad called “Nope”. It’s real fun. It goes like this: they put some sort of food in front of me and I shake my head and say “nope” until I decide what I feel like eating – they have no idea. When they finally place a good food option in front of me or mention something that sounds good, then I will grin at them. Things I will never turn down, milk (whole milk is the best), water, crackers, yogurt, bananas. I will eat pretty much try anything at least once; that’s what makes the “Nope” eating game so fun!
I’m a busy guy and curious, so sue me. I like to see how stuff works. I know you just bought me a new toy, but I would much rather push my stroller around the house. Mom just bought me a push lawn mower. I’ve been offering my services to the neighbors (college is expensive you know). I like to run too, like my mommy. It’s most fun when we chase each other. I’m a pretty great climber too. I still can’t climb out of my crib, but man, I’m working on it.
Obviously, my favorite word to say is “nope”, but “hi and bye” are up there too. “Mama and Dada” I only say when I want them on command. My Mo and Pa taught me how to say “Go Away” to their dog, Libby- she used to eat my food, but now I say it to Stella too. I learned “Bye Y’all” when I was in Tennessee. I can say “Mo and Pa” when I talk to them, but I like to say “Pa’s” name more because it drives my Mo crazy. I usually say “Watch this” when I want to make sure everyone is paying attention to me. And I will ask “Do you see this?” when I see something really neat that I want to show others. I can repeat most words on command, but I like saying farm animals’ names and making their noises the best, but then again I like cars and trucks and buses and bikes and always yell out their name and point to them when I see them too.
Favorite things with Mom- There are lots of things that we do together. I mainly want her to be right next to me, so I can always remind her of my awesomeness, but she lets me dig in the dirt with her, she takes me to the mountains to go on hikes, we go to the pool and splash, but my secret favorite times are when I’m really sleepy and she will cuddle me to read a book and we sit in the rocking chair; I really like that.
Favorite things with dad- Dad has cool toys that I like a lot, like the lawn mower and all sorts of stuff with wheels on it so I like messing with that stuff with him. He also lets me use his iPad to watch videos of me doing funny things. We read lots of books together. I really like when he takes me to the park because he pushes me higher in the swing than Mom does.
Favorite things with Stella- I like stealing her toys and running away with them so that she will chase me. I also like to try to catch her. She is really fast. Sometimes I just want to give her a hug but she runs away from me. She ignores me sometimes, but I know, deep down she loves me. Mom and Dad always say “soft, soft with Stella” when I’m gently patting her head and maybe pulling her ears, and stepping on her tail but really all I’m trying to do is love on her.
That’s enough for now. Mom’s talking about going for a run. I will just have to see about that
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