He loves being outside and especially at the park with Patton. He tries to chase Patton around to give him sticks. We go to the park every day, and sometimes twice. I pull him there in his wagon, which he LOVES far more then the stroller. Usually leaving the park is a bit of a struggle and he pulls the straight back trick, so I can't buckle him in. What a joy, this newfound independence is.
A newfound emotion of his is also fear. At Kelly's house, he was afraid of her shower head, and could not get out of the tub fast enough. So then we bathed him in her garden tub. Also afraid of his shark towel, his shark tshirt, Anders's tractors, and a small decorative bunny I had out for Easter. No idea where any of this came from!
His favorite things to eat are cheese, grapes and pretzels. Getting him to eat in the evening is a struggle because he just won't! During the day he eats a normal amount, but for dinner, he doesn't seem to be hungry. The kicker is that he wakes up at night and signs for milk/hungry. So that's frustrating. As is sleep with him, in general. He sleeps about 10hrs at night and takes a little over an hour nap in the afternoon. When Lisamarie was here and I brought him down after his nap, she said, "that's it??" YES, that's it! If you have a good sleeper, thank your lucky stars!
Will says about 7-8 clear words: tree, car, dog, ball, mamma, dadda, cheese, teeth...and some others that are only discernable to me. Some of the girls his age say so much more! But, I also see that they sit and color, and generally aren't as strong willed as this boy I have! One mom asked if Will had seen Frozen? There is no way he would sit through a movie!
Let's see what else...he still eats handfuls of dirt and sticks. He climbs on everything he can scale. He brings me clumps of dog hair he finds in the house(thanks for the hint). He continually dumps th dog's water bowl. He no longer enjoys teeth brushing. But he also gives good hugs, laughs a lot, loves to help vacuum, is an expert at puzzles, puts his dirty clothes in the hamper and trash(among other things) in the trash can.
So much happens in 6 months. In another 6 months, he'll be two and be a big brother!