Willem 'turning' 18 months yesterday reminded me of the monthly updates I used to do, and thought that this 1.5 year milestone deserved an impromptu blogging.
We just came back from 4 days in Wollongong, NSW, visiting my parental grandparents, so that they could meet their very first great-grandson. I was super nervous about the 10-hour drive but Willem was a champion with only 1 melt-down on the way up, and none on the way back. Snacks and books are the key. More snacks, snacks and those books again. I think I was going crazier than he was! Lovely trip though and well worth the effort.
I thought the photos from the trip would suffice for this update!
A few of his milestones over the past few months have been:
- Walking at 14 months.
- Weaning at 18 months (except for one feed every 2nd day.. soon to vanish!)
- Having a full mouth of teeth besides his last set of 2 year old molars.
- A decent vocabulary of over 20 words. Some of his best/clearest ones are: cracker, umbrella, teeth, flower, cat, apple, teddy, oval, star, CD, pop, ding, heart.
- He has a very good understanding of shapes, and knows most of them when I ask him to point to them. He also has a fascination for ovals and knows the difference between them and circles. He goes around the house pointing out & declaring circles and ovals, and he gets it right 90% of the time. Funny boy!
He is a total treasure and we are so blessed to have him to love!!