Yes, he's now halfway to 2 years old! Thinks he's going on 15 though! He definitely has a strong will and is very persistent, but I just remind myself (constantly haha) that one day that can be an amazing strong will for God! Joey says he's just like a car with no brakes and a stuck accelerator - we just have to keep him between the lines until he learns to do it himself haha!
He's still a skinny little boy (23 lbs, 10th percentile), but it's not for lack of eating! Holy cow, can this boy put it away! And pretty much eats anything except bananas and not a big sweets/cake eater. His favorites right now are macaroni and cheese, ravioli (he calls oli oli), peas, and manadrin oranges. But seriously, it's hard to pick out his favorites because he eats it all! Especially if it's on your plate! And he eats constantly between meals!
He says tons and tons of things - mama, dada, and Ty all the time. Truck (tuh), milk (mi), uh oh, help please or please (puh puh), paci (pa pa), pop, Mike (myyy), leah (not sure how to type it but it's whe whe whe), Brad (bad), waffle (wa wa), bye bye, hi, rice (rye), garage door (ga da), moon, wow, tomato (tama tama), donald duck, probably more that aren't coming to mind.
He also loves doing animal sounds - cow, dog, cat, chicken, turkey, owl, frog, duck, sheep, bunny (he says boing and attempts to hop).
He has also totally shocked me the past couple of weeks and started letting us know he has a dirty diaper by grabbing the wipes and a diaper! Amazing.
He has a mouth full of teeth! All teeth including 1 year molars are fully in, and now the sleep saga (or lack there of) continues due to all 4 two year molars coming in! Maybe, praying!!!, we will be done with teeth very soon, and we will all sleep!!
He is also fascinated with putting on any and all shoes and seeing how far he can walk in them! We were pretty impressed with the several steps he took in Joey's steel toed boots!
Like father like son - turns his bike over to inspect under it.
This kid keeps us on our toes, cracks us up and keeps us entertained, and has brought us more emotions than ever thought possible. It is our prayer with him every night that God will equip us to be the parents He wants us to be to this amazing little boy!