My baby is almost 2 – wow! He answered with “I love you too” when I said “I love you” this week. He is so proud of his name now and says “I Roman”. If he is pretending to be a dinosaur he will say “I dinosaur” and then will say phrases such as “eat the nose (or whatever else he is eating!)”. Speaking of dinosaur, he loves opening dinosaur eggs and he continues to make them stand up as if they’re in a herd within a forest. And this animal lover even got to walk a dog this week! In terms of expressive language, he says “hotty soup”. He comments on aesthetics of items. For instance, he says “hair nice”. He continues to ask “Where are you ____?” while looking for an item and says “I found it”. If he wants to use something such as our phone he says “I use it”.
He got to go on a Bunny Chase at Terhune Orchards where he ran around, went on a wagon ride, and ate lots of apple donuts. He was playing chase with children and telling kids to “wait!” when they were leaving. He was even trying to blow his bunny bubbles this week and loves smelling flowers – I guess that’s what living in the burbs does to you! When asked “Where do you want to go?” he says “Demet house” because he loves hanging out with his friends Demir & Su Eva. During play, if we touch any of his puzzle pieces he says “this is mine”. If he wants us to hold something he says “hold it mommy”. He also requests help via “help me mommy”. Speaking of help (or no help that is!), he has figured out how to snap himself into the car seat! In terms of pretend play, he now pretends to be a dog by getting on all fours. He also pretends there is a ghost and says “shhh”.
Roman help us set up the playspace before opening day – especially the sensory bins! And he wore his finest on opening day! It’s the first week the playspace has been open Roman came to visit for an hour or two a few days during the week. His favorite part of the pretend town seems to be the ice cream store where he loves to scoop the ice cream into cones and pour tea into the cups. He also loves the garage, running with the dog, and the light table. Roman even got to have his first playdate at the playspace with his Thursday playgroup. He had two rounds of play one day and was so exhausted! Think we are going to gradually bring him there little by little since it’s time to get used to sharing with others! And by the way, he already treats himself to gifts at the playspace’s store – he’s obsessed with the animal sticker books! He does help us run errands for the playspace though. We had to buy a computer at Best Buy and he was mesmerized by the big screen TVs! He even got his nails done with mommy for the first time and LOVED it!