Monday, April 11, 2016

A post about my Benny Bear (16 months)

Benny is the most perfect little boy ever.  It's not because I'm his mom.  Ask anyone who ever spends time with him and they'll agree.  He is so darn cute.  Ornery. Sweet. Funny. Handsome. Huge.  I love him so much.

Benny doesn't have a ton of words he says, but he says a lot of sentences, which is weird for his age.  I wanted to make sure I jotted down what kind of things he's saying:

  • I shut the door
  • I push the button
  • No more monkeys (jumping on the bed) slightly hard to understand it all
  • Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you DADDDDDDY
  • I want that
  • I like that
  • Benny Bear
  • Sissy
  • Please (in his own way)
  • Thank you (in his own way)
  • Purple Cat
  • Puppy
  • Apple Juice
  • Uppa Uppa!
  • a, b, c, double Youuuuuuu
  • Hi! - always enthusiastically
  • Bye!
  • No no no
  • we all fall down!

Benny knows where his eyes, ears, nose, toes, and belly button are on a consistent basis. He likes to dance and play music.  His favorite video (for months on end) is Miss Patty Cake's Eggtravaganza. Benny started pretending last week and now likes to pretend to eat your nose.  Very cute.  

Benny can walk backwards and really enjoys sitting on things.  Blocks, the drum, etc.  He prefers to carry around his little broom everywhere, it's his favorite toy. He likes to clean and will throw things away in the trash for us. Benny likes to feed himself with his spoon and he does not want your help.  He is done sitting in the high chair.  Ben responds to direction (sit down, go to time out, etc.).  He will sit and "read" books to himself. He likes to brush his teeth and actually does a pretty good job of it.

Sometimes when he's trying to love on me, he smacks me several times in the face.  It hurts pretty bad because he has giant man hands, but I know it's out of love.  We are working on nice touches.  He loves his sister and wants to play with her, but she doesn't always want him. It's a work in progress.

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