Our big little guy turns 18 months old this month, which is just a little unbelievable right?
I guess it shouldn't be that hard to believe since he no longer does anything like a baby anymore. He's a full on one year old going on four.
Remi has been going through a development spurt. He's growing and changing and saying new words everyday. Although it's hard to see him grow up, it's also really exciting to see him bloom. Matt and I often talk about how far advanced he is compared to Addy at this age and other kids his age without older siblings. Sometimes people will comment on how well he walks or how independent he is and it's all because he has a big sister to keep up with.
This little guy adores his big sister. He's her shadow, literally. He's not content until he's sitting right next to her, sitting exactly as she's sitting. She is his biggest role model and he is her biggest fan always making sure, she gets a snack when he does. It's so sweet to see how he's already looking out for her.
He also loves to wrestle with his Dad, who will throw him on the couch or shoot Nerf guns at him only to have Remi come back saying and signing "more." But if he does get hurt, he always asks his Momma to kiss it away.
So far, we've heard Remi say the following words:
Help (I was pretty excited about this one, no more grunting when he needs something)
Bottle (This is interesting since he never used one, he calls his sippy with milk his bottle)
Eez Eez (Please)
Sid (Currently, their favorite show is Sid the Science Kid)
Papa and sometimes we can get a good Gran out of him
For the most part, he can understand most of what we tell him and is good at following direction when he feels like it.
One of the quirkiest things he does that I can think of at the moment happens whenever someone comes home. He is insistent, insistent, on whoever has walked through the door to remove all jackets, scarves, purses and shoes. He's also insistent that they be put on the bench or hung on the hooks by the door.
The other day I came home from an early morning workout at the gym and heard him from his crib. When I went in to get him up, the first thing he did was point at my running shoes and then proceeded to direct me towards the bench.
He will also retrieve my purse for me if he thinks it's time to go, dragging it down the hall.
He's pretty cute and also kind of helpful.