Monthly Newsletter: Months 16 & 17

Dear Caleb,

Okay, the mommy gulit is setting in!  I didn’t write you a 16 month newsletter… so instead I am combining and writing you a newslletter for the last two months.  You are now 17 months old, about 22 pounds… and you keep me on my toes.  You are always, always busy and always active – so really it’s not entirely my fault that I have not been able to sit down at the computer and update the blog!

You are always running these days!  Infact sometimes it’s hard to get a good picture of you!

Running and running...

You are definately Mr. Independence now.  You love to do things for yourself – eating, trying to get dressed and undressed, helping yourself from the fridge.  You’ve also recently started making your own phone calls.  You dial, and then walk around with the phone up to your ear – we have no idea where you learned how to imitate that!

Messy Spaghetti

You still love your bath, and playing at the playground.  But you also have a new love – flet pens.  You love to draw, and you love to take the caps off your pens and hide them around the house.  We are very happy we bought those markers that only color on special paper… otherwise we’d be repainting the condo!

Spalsh! Our budding artist

You are also still our very social little guy.  You love being with other kids.  We recently had a big playdate with all your friends from our prenatal class.  You loved running around with them – although sharing was a bit difficult.

Mattaea, Michaela, Olivia, Caleb, Keira, Elise, (Brynn), Emerson and Hannah more pictures of the playdate available at

Right now you are taking a baby dance class every Saturday.  You are still unsure, because all the other kids are older; but you love sitting in the middle of the parachute with them and singing the ABC’s.

Yes, you try to sing the ABC’s – the only understandable letters are B, E and Q.  You also try to count: “uh, oo, eee”.  Your understandable words are still limited.  You say a fabulous “CAR CAR”, “DADDY” “MOMMY” and “BYE”, and also have a whole little language of words that only mommy understands.  You also have a few more signs that you use: more, milk, all done, up, no and bye.  You definately understand lots.  You follow directions about giving kisses, waving, and bringing items to people or rooms.  And you can point to your belly button, nose, and ears.

We recently celebrated Halloween.  First with a trip to the pumkpin patch – you loved running around in the mud picking out the perfect pumpkin.  We carved it into your favorite character: Elmo!

Pumpkin patch with daddy Pumpkin patch with mommy Eating the pumpkin

ELMO! aka

You were the cutest little lion.  Although you hated the lion hat we made you wear.  We went to a party at the Rec Cneter and you had a blast.  After dinner we went out to the Bonfire in Oak Bay, and on the way back to the car you decided you wanted to trick or treat with the older kids.  You marched right up to a door and got your treats!  We went to six houses!  We also had fun at Tracy and Brendan’s Halloween Party.

ROAR! Halloween family

Off to see the wizard

Next month you will be a year and a half…already!  We can’t wait to see what the last half of your second year will bring.  We know it will be one fun Christmas!

We love you little lion!

Love, Mama


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