Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Mini Milestones - 23 1/2 months

This time two years ago I was sat at home waiting patiently for my due date and wondering whether Elliot would be on time or whether he would inherit his Dad's time keeping skills. Needless to say he kept me waiting and at two weeks late he finally made his appearance!



I really cannot believe how fast those two years have gone, it literally doesn't seem 5 minutes since I was sat watching christmas food programmes on the Food channel with a newborn baby!

My first mini milestone was Elliot at 20 months and reading it back I can see just how much he has learnt in that short space of time. Their little brains are amazing!

Speech
This is the one that has most improved since my last post. Elliot now has lots and lots of words in his vocabulary and his sentences sometimes amaze me! His most impressive is "Can you open it for me please Mummy?" - wow, all those words!! His funniest one is "Grandad Pat take teeth out didn't he!" - this was after my Grandad demonstrated what his false teeth can do!
What has impressed me is Elliot has started to know the difference in past/present tense. The other day we were watching CBeebies and Elliot's favourite Andy Day came on. Elliot said "We met Andy!" which I thought was quite clever.
Elliot has also recently started singing alot more. He loves to watch nursery rhymes on youtube and can belt out a really good version of Baa Baa Black sheep!!

Numbers
The counting skills have come on leaps and bounds since the 20 month milestone post and with a bit of prompting Elliot is able to count to 20. He can also count backwards from 5-1 which is quite handy when he's playing with his Rocket!

Physical Development
Elliot seems to be getting taller and taller each month and I am often surprised at what he can actually reach. Nothing is safe on the dining room table anymore!
He is also still climbing everything like a little monkey and just this morning I walked into the lounge to find his stood on the table doing a crazy dance to the CBeebies Autumn song!! I found it very hard to keep a straight face ;)
The buggy is getting used alot less these days and Elliot is more than happy to walk....or run. He's getting a lot better at not running off but when he does run......OMG is he fast!!!

Social Skills
Elliot really likes spending time with his little friends and it's cute to see them interacting more now. He loves nothing more than chasing and being chased!!
Elliot is not clingy in the slightest and when I drop him at my parents on a Friday, he just gets stuck in with his toys and I don't get a second glance!

Favourite things
Plastic dinosaurs - I quite often see Elliot with two of his dinosaurs going "roar roar roar" at each other!
Books - He just can't get enough of them. A week doesn't go by when I don't buy a new book for his collection we are running out of room slightly...think a new bookcase is needed! Current faves include Stickman, Monkey Puzzle, Aliens loves Underpants and of course, the Gruffalo!
DVDs - I originally bought a few DVDs to take away on holiday with us to stop Elliot getting bored in our apartment but he absolutely loves them! He's got a little collection and he enjoys looking at the cover and telling me which one he'd like to watch. He hasn't got the attention span for films yet (he'll watch a bit, so some playing and then come back to it) but the ones with lots of episodes of his favourite shows are perfect. I also purchased the Gruffalo, Gruffalo's Child and Room on the Broom recently and I've lost count of how many times we've watched these!
Days out with Nanny and Grandad - my parents look after Elliot on a Friday when I go to work and his favourite place to visit with them is Corfe Castle . Apparently he likes running up and down all the hills and playing football with Grandad!


Sticker books - never gets bored of these!
Sausages - ask him what he wants for tea and this is a standard response!

Waterslides - Elliot spent the whole of our holiday whizzing down the waterslides and thoroughly enjoying himself!

iPad - Elliot would go on here all day every day if I let him!! His absolute favourite thing to watch on the iPad is people unwrapping kinder eggs on youtube.....yes this really is a thing!! 




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