Here is another in between update I thought I should do so I'll remember all these things later.
He is really putting things together and picking up all kinds of new words. I was counting today and think he has 30 to 40 words right now. I remember reading somewhere that around 50 children really explode and start making all kinds of new connections really quickly (though I may be making that up). I am going to list all the words I can think of that he is using. Feel free to skip all this:
fall (he uses this a lot :)
porridge (sounds like pooge)
cat (finally, yesterday it changed from cock to cat, whew)
more (with the hand sign often)
ma (finally. this started about a week ago)
two and five through 10
roar (for lion or tiger)
Abu (the giraffe)
guitar (ticka ticka)
caw caw (for bird)
no (of course!)
Okay- so more like 50-60 words. Wow! He is quite the chatter box and just goes on and on most of the time. Soon we'll be having out right conversations. If he can't get you to understand what he wants or doesn't have the time to try he just grabs your hand and takes you to where or what it is. Like the other day my friend Rachel was over with her two year old and two month old. Our neighbor Jill was also visiting. E went over and took Jill's hand and brought her to sit by the baby with him. As if to say, "Have you seen this thing yet? It's cool!"
This morning I looked into the dining room just in time to see E sit down in his high chair unassisted. How? you may ask. Take the high chair over to the arm chair, climb the back rungs on the high chair to get onto the seat of the arm chair. Dive over the back of said high chair face first onto the tray. Wiggle around until in proper seated position. Wait for Papa to come strap you in a give you a bowl of porridge.
There are a lot of things that happen like this. I never know where he'll be when I leave him somewhere for a couple of minutes. All surfaces, not matter how high should be cleared of anything breakable (and everything is breakable.) All things (pillows, toys, toy boxes, cats, mamas, etc) are step stools. Last week we had a few nicer days (you know, in the 40's) and so we were able to really get outside. Today we haven't been so lucky. Days like this make for really exhaustive entertainment. And now, with the computer down we can't even use Elmo for a fifteen or thirty minute break...
So there you go. A little window into life with a crazy (cute) small person.