Friday, June 19, 2009

15 months.

The little boy is 15 months old today. I cannot believe how much he's learned just since turning one. I remember this part with Alla, how quickly she picked up words and learned signs, how eventually I couldn't keep up. I think we're there with Fisher, to that point where I'm writing down a new sign, a new word, a new something every day. Fun.

This is his sign for water. Always with food in his mouth. Rice Chex is the snack of choice around here, as they are wheat-free, yay! Thankfully the kid can't get enough of them. Che, he says.

My son is a delight. He is happy. He is smart. He wakes up and immediately starts signing and talking: cat, Dada. Today he said Alla for the first time. She could not believe it.He is completely, one hundred percent obsessed with vacuums. He signs it manically. He says ack. He makes a point of heading downstairs to see the vacuum each morning and has been known to kiss it goodnight before naptime if he's had it out to play with it.
He makes a beeline for our friends' garage, across the street and five houses down, because he's in love with their shop-vac. Ours is nice, too, but not orange like theirs. The Derenzos can attest to his disappointment with their lack of a shop-vac in their garage, since he assumes that everyone has one in their garage, of course.
He goes to bed around 6:45, and sleeps til 6:45-7am. Half of the time we have to wake him up at 7am. He takes two naps, and most of the time we are waking him up from each of them. If you tell him it's time for night-night and to go get his lovey, he goes in search of it, fingers already in his mouth, ready for sleep.
He nurses four times a day, most dependably first thing in the morning. It's not uncommon for him to be too wound up at bedtime to want to settle in for nursing, in which case he'll just get his pointer finger ready to go turn off the light, I'll sing him his song, and then lay him down.
He gets a few back rubs, kisses, and then we sign I love you to each other. Then we blow each other kisses. Sweet fifteen-month-old.


Katie said...

Wow, he's looking like such a boy! I can't wait to see him again in September--he'll have changed so much since we saw him!

Megan said...

I am sure Alla was elated to hear him say her name. I think that has been the best thing for Mazie and Jamie so far. He sounds like he sleeps like Jamie used to. Oh, we have a shop vac, Little Man. It's blue though.

Cathy Bolander said...

We too have a shop vac & Joey is obsessed with the vacuum. Now if we could just figure out how to get them to vacuum on their own. Cute post. He is getting to be such a big boy.

pakosta said...

awwww what a big boy he is turning into! cute and sweet! makes me wish i had a boY!

Norina said...

What a sweet 15 month old indeed!!! and btw I could hear your laugh in my head when I was envisioning Fisher kissing the vacuum goodnight. You have a great laugh and it sticks with me :) That's kinda tangental but I had to say it! :)

Samantha said...

I so wish we could get our boys together - I think they'd make such great friends. Fisher sounds just wonderful.