Friday, February 19, 2010

Happy 18 months Liam!

Wow – a year and a half, that is wild. You are a little sponge. You are listening to everything, and understanding a lot of what you hear these days. This can be VERY helpful.. when I say things like “Liam, can you please put this in the trash”… you march right over to the trash and throw it away…. OTHER TIMES – your sponge-like qualities are a little annoying… like when Ace is being a bad dog, and I say (rather YELL) something like “ACE, NO – BAD DOG”…. Then we go about our business….Then about 45 minutes later I hear you shout “ACE NO ACE NO ACE NO…. BAD DAHHHH”… poor Ace-Face, he is NOT getting a break these days!
Your vocabulary is blowing up… (although I may be the only person on the earth that slightly understands what you are saying) you still speak “Liamese”… and tend to say only the last part of two syllable words… for instance, most children might say “OUT” for outside…. You say “SIDE”… most children might say “UP” for “upstairs”…. You say “STAIRS”
You are strong… and you think you are stronger than you are. You try to pick up and move everything – even things that are way bigger than you are, and you are also a little monkey – you love to climb. ON EVERYTHING, and you have gotten increasingly brave.
We have been looking at preschools this month, and I can’t believe it. Weren’t you just born? So far we have visited three preschools, and have 3 more on the docket for next week. Some that take children as young as 18 months! Some won’t accept you until you are 2… some you have to be 2 years and 9 months?!?! This preschool hunt process is a lot like the college application process, and who would have thought that a year of education for as 2 year old would rival the cost of a first year city college student? We just want you to be in a place where you are around other (nice) kids, where you are loved, well taken care of and encouraged to be the amazing little man who you are.
Happy year and a half.Love, your mama.



Anonymous said...

this has been a year and a half of absolute joy for this grandma. thanks, for that, little Lima bean. I love being able to see all of the beautiful pics your Mommy takes of you too! She is pretty incredible as well!

Tiffany said...

Oh Liam you are growing so fast! I can't wait to see you again and watch you and Lucas interact. We will have to plan trip soon, before you are searching for a college!

becoming-mom said...

Happy 18 months Lima Bean!! Any preschool will be lucky to have you :)