Monthly Newsletter: Month 22

Dear Caleb,

You are now 22 months old.  It’s shocking to believe in just a few short weeks my little boy will be turning two!  You have definately mastered the two year old tantrum… you may not be communicating using clear verbal words, but you have a very very loud voice, and an ear piercing scream! 

Big boy at the playground

You are becoming a very independent little person.  You try very hard to undress and dress yourself – with some definate ideas about what you will or won’t wear, and what shoes are okay!  You are getting very good at climbing, and can get up and downthe stairs very quickly.  You have also recently learned how to climb up into your highchair, and are trying very hard to climb up onto the big slide at the playground.

On the slide

You are also turning into a very good helper around the house.  You will help to get your own dishes, put things on the kitchen counter, and will help to vaccuum.

Vaccuuming

You also like to help outside.  You love to mow the lawn with your new bubble lawnmower… you must be an Ell boy!

The gardeners  The lawnmower man

Actually, you love being outside.  Sometimes we have a hard time getting you to come back in the house.  You love to run around with the neighbourhood kids – chasing them, running through random backyards, swapping toys, sidewalk chalking, lawnmowing, toy car riding, and of course, just getting dirty!

Dirty boy!

When you aren’t outside, you love to relax on the couch, make that – between the couch and the ottomans.  This is your new favorite way to watch your movies.  Who needs a recliner, huh?!

Recliner!

Recently we celebrated Easter, and you were so cute about the egg hunt.  You knew that good things come in those plastic eggs (thanks to the photo shot we did with you)… and you didn’t want to let go of the ones you collected.  Once you figured out that you got to keep the ones in your Easter bucket, you went around collecting, and stealing a few from others!  It was wonderful to see you enjoy yourself, despite the rain.

Easter with Mommy

Easter eggs

We also recently entered you in a model contest, where you got a professional photo taken by Erin of Prairie Child Photography.  You were such a ham – you kept trying to rip off the backdrop, and touch the lights and camera.  And no way did you want to pose or sit or stay within the frame of the camera.  At least we got one good shot.Sprouts model search

 

We’ve also had a few playdates with all your little friends.  In order to get a photo of you all, we had to sit you on the couch and turn on your favorite Elmo movie – the things we do for a good picture!  And it must be an almost two year old thing… but you and your friends love balloons!

Mattaea, Elise, Caleb B, Michela, & Caleb

Balloons!

You are growing up so fast!  A few weeks ago we even took you for your first big boy haircut at a real hair salon.  You screamed bloody murder, but your hair sure looks good!  We love every minute with you (minus the screaming, temper tantrum ones)!  These last few weeks with you as a one year will be very special to us, especially as you start to use your voice more – in a positive way.  Speech therapy continues to go well, and you definately made my birthday this year when you learned to say MOM.

I love you cute stuff!

Love,
Mom
XO

PS: Yup – I realize the newsletter is about 12 days later, but I’m making progress!  And to those who want to see ALL the photos in Caleb’s Toddler Album or for those who save pictures off this site to make print copies, you can acces them here.

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