12.02.2016

and december begins.

we started december with gingerbread house building,
then a visit to santa's read aloud at the local toy shop, 
and finished the day attacking said gingerbread house.
let the holiday season begin!

11.29.2016

23 months old.

items of note:
matteo waves goodbye while reaching his hand as high above his head as he can.
he calls all food/meals/desire to eat: "lunch".
he asks us to follow him by saying, "come" and reaching out a hand upturned for us to follow.
if we ask where we are going the answer is usually "kitchen".
growth:
matteo's putting words together into short phrases instead of speaking in only one word sentences.
he likes to draw colorful scribbly circular pictures.
we recently converted his crib to the toddler bed and he usually gets cozy and settles right in.

9.07.2016

20 months old.

matteo is more and more little kid like and less and less baby like all the time.
he's answering our questions with a "yep", "nope" or a shrug of the shoulders.
nicolai likes to repeatedly ask him, "matteo, can you say _____?" to which matteo plays right along.

8.01.2016

19 months old.

matteo is building his vocabulary in the style of a parrot, typically repeating our last word spoken.
he marches around with his little top hairs bouncing to the beat of his steps.
he sleeps about 11.5 hours a night with a nap or two during the day...still slowly moving to just one nap.
some favorite foods are dried cranberries and yogurt.

7.03.2016

18 months old.

matteo is at that stage of life when language is developing faster than we can keep up.
it's pretty fun to hear these new words rolling off his tongue so quickly.
occasionally a phrase comes along...his "thank you" sounds more like the word gecko...pretty cute.
i can tell we are quickly merging the two nap a day schedule to a one nap a day, so i'm figuring out what that looks like and keeping in mind the fall schedule that's right around the corner when big bro starts preschool three mornings a week.

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