Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The rest of the month, 19 months birthday, and daycare!

This month I celebrated my 19 months birthday!  At my 18 month check up, I measured at 34" tall.  That puts me on the 90th percentile!  I was at the 75th percentile 3 months ago.  My head is still off the charts, and I didn't gain much weight in the 3 months.  I dropped to the 35th percentile from the 40th+.  That's to be expected, I guess, since I decided to be picky eater for a good month or more.  Hopefully I can gain some weight in the next few months.  But hey, I'm stretching because I'm so tall.  And if I follow in Daddy's footsteps, I'll be as thin as a stick like he was when he was younger.   Mommy is going to try to fatten me up, but really, Mommy, genetics IS supposed to play a part in some of this after all, so don't stress out too much.

Because I posted about Hawaii already, some of these pictures were taken before our trip.
One of the activities that Grandma and Grandpa did with me was visit the coin cars in the mall.  They MOVE! I was very happy about it all.
 What's over there??
 Woo HOOO!!

Here I am with a bunch of blueberries in my mouth.

 Here I am another day eating something cold.
One weekend we went to Auntie Jun and Uncle Mark's wedding.  Look at me!  GQ anyone?

 There's my Mommy!

Lucas was trying to keep up with me, so he started yanking on my tie.  Being the older kid, I just tried to get away.

  Mommy knows I LOVE being upside down.
 Apparently Uncle Eddy is trying it out with Lucas too.  I'm not sure he's all that into it.
 When we got back from Hawaii, Great Auntie Leona and Great Uncle Paul were in town for business.  They bought me an early Christmas/Birthday present.  Check out my RIDE!!!  They were hiding this from me while Daddy was trying to set it up.

It has a pedal (that I can't reach yet) to drive, and it plays music too.

And you know how much I like music.

When I was in Hawaii, Mommy and Daddy wanted to get me a professional haircut, but it never happened.  Well, it finally did later this month.  My parents were very proud of me...I didn't move around too much or cry.  It helped that I had a toy to play with and a video to watch at the same time.  I sat all by myself too!

 My parents think the lady did a great job, though now they think I REALLY look like a big boy.  Mommy wants my bangs to grow a little more before she really likes it.  Uh Mommy, I just had it cut today!

Since Daddy had the week after we came back from Hawaii off too, we went to CuriOdyssey again.  This was Daddy's first time there.  We're lucky we got any pictures at all, since Daddy was so fascinated by everything there.  I did show him that I really liked playing with this gear exhibit.

Some times I crouch when I walk around.  It's just a fun thing for me to do.

Mommy always makes sure I have a snack when we go.  I sure did enjoy my shake.

And the swings.

We had the last music class for the summer one Tuesday.  I finally started participating, which is now making Mommy wonder whether she should sign me up again for the next semester. I like keeping her on her toes.

This is a cool toy.

Towards the middle of month, Mommy went back to work, which is why I started daycare.  Mommy was peeking at me when we were outside.  I'm in the orange striped shirt and being carried by the teacher here, since I didn't want to go back in.

I got the hang of what I was supposed to do rather quickly though.

I've been doing well so far, and I really like playing in the yard that's at daycare.

We have this tunnel at home.  Mommy's introduced this to me before, but this is the first time I went in by myself!  So fun!

Auntie Colleen and Uncle Eric came up to visit.  They're a lot of fun to play with.

Look!  Uncle Eric even let me drive his car!  How cool is that?  You really should wear a seat belt, Uncle Eric.  I may be a great driver, but it IS the law.

I'm starting to play with big boxes.  I've hidden some toys in here already.

Finally, to show off some skills...Mommy's happy I'm finally pointing to some body parts.

Another development is that about 3 teeth are coming in this month.  It made for an interesting few nights so far for Mommy and Daddy.
Hope you enjoyed the post!


  1. Yes this has been an especially eventful month! Family vacation, learning body parts, adjusting to daycare, your first tie at a wedding (such a big boy!), many firsts. Of course, having 2 weeks off to spend with you and Mommy made this month that much more enjoyable!

  2. Wow, Elliot, you're getting so tall! Zach's only about 37" so you don't have much to catch up. So many new things for you: starting school, Hawaii trip, professional haircut, new teeth! You must be wearing Mommy and Daddy out. Looking totally styling in your shirt and tie! And that picture eating blueberries is ADORABLE! Hope you enjoy your new school and be sure to tell us about any new friends (especially girlfriends, *wink wink nudge nudge*).

  3. Looks like it has been a busy summer. Not sure whether it is more of a problem that Uncle Eric doesn't have his seatbelt on or that Elliot is standing in the driver's seat!

  4. What a growing boy! I know this is an obvious statement, but we are amazed by it nonetheless.

  5. I started reading this post weeks ago and am only finally coming back to finish and comment now. So many cute things in one post! Love E in the tie, so so cute! The shot from above is great :) And the pic of Sabby tipping him upside down is awesome too--Elliot looks like he's having so much fun and, Sabs, you look fantastic. Hot mama!

    I agree with Mel that the blueberry pic is adorable. As is the pic of E with the shake. And the one of him crouch walking. And the one playing with the gears (I bet daddy was proud! ;). And the one in the tunnel.... Well, you get where I'm going with this! :)

    The toy car is so cool!

    Big boy hair cut, so exciting! Mommy needs to stop obsessing about your bangs though, hahaha!

    And yay for knowing your body parts! And in two languages too, woohoo!

  6. Absolutely love the tie. Good looking little man! You look responsible enough to drive , that's why I had you at the wheel.

    Also, I know you're experienced seeing how ~50% of your pictures now are in some sort of motorized vehicle.

    Looking forward to seeing you this weekend!