Wednesday, December 21, 2011

22 Months

Walking at the zoo with Pappy and Daddy
This parenting thing is so fast paced! I can't believe I'm going to have a 2 year old in two months!! I totally spaced on doing a 21 month blog post so I'll try to make this one a bit longer. In my last post I mentioned wanting to take Calvin to the zoo and also signing him up for gymnastics. I managed to do both :). Mommaw, Norm, John, Calvin, and I spent 3 nights in Columbus. We took Shai along too. We spent a day at the zoo and a day at COSI. It was a lot of fun! Calvin loved the petting zoo at Columbus zoo. He also really liked all the fish. And of course...the elephants! He was beside himself with excitement :). The only snag we hit was when he was tired and needed to nurse to sleep. I took him in a bathroom (bad bad breastfeeding advocacy right?). Cosi was a blast. I didn't think there would be much for him to do but they had a whole half of a floor with a Kidzone that was amazing! Gymnastics was great at first but Calvin just didn't take well to having to stay in specific stations so we decided to take him out for now and re-enroll when he is older. This month has been crazy with getting prepared for xmas. We have been on the go for the last two weeks. Calvin and I did manage to make it to a playdate on Monday though. First playdate since he was 8 months old and we first met Evelyn and Kyrie. We met up with Gage and his mommy Sara. Calvin was a little love bug trying to give Gage kisses and following him around giving him hugs. They even held hands for awhile while we walked around the mall. We got the boys each a balloon and took them to the playplace. Then we got some pretzals and headed for the park. Christmas in the park was packed. Gage was getting tired and fussy so they went home. We decided to stay long enough for Cal to ride the train. He was in awe. He sat still as a statue the whole ride and then got really excited when it was over :). Christmas is just 4 days away and I still have so much to do, but I will be posting a blog post about Calvin's second Christmas with plenty of pics (taken with my new CANON!) So here's what's new with Calvin....

Ready to go to the zoo!
Dinosaur (dine or dine-sar)
one, two, yay!
Wooo! Yay!
I want that
Debbie (bee)
Die die (playing with older cousins has drawbacks lol)
cartoon on (toon on!)
choochoo! gugguggug
pretty light
Loving the petting zoo
Spongebob (bob)
Go maw, pap, shai house
Loki (lo)
I may have to stop listing all of his new words each month because his language is exploding! :)

Makes you sniff his foot
plugs his nose and "gags" if he smells something stinky
covers his eyes and tries to hide if he thinks he is in trouble
running toward you and tackling
climbing on everything
tries to jump
Heading in to Cosi
pats your back when you hug him
asks for kisses on boo boos
gives kisses on your boo boos

Favorite Foods: rice, noodles, pizza, peas, black olives, bananas, oranges

Favorite Color: red

Favorite toys: trains or animals

Favorite movie: Despicable Me

Inside a real submarine!

Playing at the water table in kids zone

Happy Halloween!