Monday, August 24, 2009

Growing up

Little Elvis is getting so much bigger, and really becoming more of a little boy than a toddler.

His talking has gotten so much better. Some of his words are still more versions of his intended words -- oni means open -- but we are understanding him more and more everyday. He talks in sentences a lot more now, instead of just commands.
Although he does still make lots of one word demands for me everyday -- oni, juice, up, car. These are all pretty self-explanatory. I'm supposed to open something, get him juice, pick up all 38 pounds of him, and get him a car. He also has sweet commands -- hug and kiss.
And he still LOVES the word no. Definitely his favorite word. He has many different variations of it.
Our son rarely says yes. He's figured out how to demand something fairly nicely, then when we ask to make sure we understand what he's saying, he says, "Ok." Like it was all my idea to get him a bag of popcorn at 4 in the afternoon. (My dad has a big popcorn machine like you see in some stores. He makes lots of popcorn. I'm trying to look at it like Little Elvis is getting lots more fiber in his diet.)

We took Little Elvis to a tail-gating, outdoor concert last week. I couldn't find his Mississippi State shirt, so he was stuck with just a sticker. As you can tell, posing with the mascot for my alma mater wasn't all that high on his list of fun things to do.

Once the picture taking business was over, he ran to the water pad and had the best time copying the older boys who were playing. If one stuck his foot in a stream, then Little Elvis stuck his foot in a stream.

This is relatively new behavior and it was so fun to watch him interact with the older kids.

We moved to the playground equipment and Little Elvis even managed to ride the merry-go-round a few times with the older kids. They were nice enough to let Bob push them around slowly until Little Elvis got off.

He had the best time at the concert, and didn't even whimper between songs. This is a big deal, because Little Elvis usually bawls his eyes out when songs end.

He's just getting so big!


Blogger Laura said...

It is amazing how much they grow! Enjoy these times!

7:31 AM  
Blogger mpotter said...

oh, that sounds great!
i bet it's bittersweet... but pretty soon you'll have a little plum around.

and, um, the popcorn-
can i come visit??? b/c yeah. i think it's my vegetable!

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Svara does the exact same thing with the "ok". She'll say something and I'll repeat it and she'll say "okay!" as if it was my suggestion in the first place. She used to do it ALL the time, but now that I don't have to repeat t hings as often, since I can understand her better, it doesn't happen quite as often.

3:09 AM  
Anonymous Laura McIntyre said...

Your boy sounds like he is doing wonderful , the talking stage is just so much fun. I think i spend most my days giggling at my girls.

And 38lbs really? Gosh he is so big , Rebecca (4 in June) is around 33lb and Eils (3 in Nov) is only about 28lbs lol

3:45 AM  

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