Monday, October 7, 2013

Will - 22.5 months update

As I write this, Will is 22.5 months old. I can't believe he will be 2 soon. Just when Anna was about to turn 2, we took her to Disney World. So we will be following that tradition and taking Will (Anna is tagging along, too) to Disney in about 2 weeks! We are all super excited.

Anyway, onto the update!
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Good Will

Eat and Sleep: Same as before, read here.

Personality: Will is on the brink of turning 2, but (knock on wood) he's showing no signs of terrible twos.  I can't remember when was the last time he threw a tantrum. This guy laughs and smiles easily and it's so darn adorable. He warms up to family members in no time and gives out hugs. Yes, we all love him very much around here!

But as much as he's loud and outgoing around family, he can be reserved when we are out. I think a lot of it has to do with his sister. Anna is a cautious girl and I think Will senses that vibe and acts the same way. Like, for example, this weekend we went to a fall festival and there was a moon-bounce for toddlers. At first Anna was excited to jump in, but all of a sudden, she changed her mind and said she was scared. So then Will didn't want to go in as well.
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@ Fall For Fairfax KidsFest

Will currently attends a Music Together class on Fridays with me. It's his first class ever and....I don't know if he really enjoys it. Sometimes he follow along when we are on the floor, but he always wants to be picked up when the class gets up and moves around. This past Friday, Luke came with us and managed to get him participate a little more than usual. I think that was his best session yet!
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@ music class

Favorite Play Things: Will's favorite thing is still his green Kai-Lan doll. He cuddles with it every night. I guess that's the one thing I will definitely put it in a box and save it for him. We recently received a tub of cartoon animal figurines and both kids have been doing lots of pretend play with them. He also enjoys Hot Wheels and trains. And he also like to play with musical instruments and cutting fruits.  But I think he's favorite, favorite "play things" are the people around him - running and hopping with his sister, rough-housing with Luke, and getting tickled by me.
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"Education": Will loves to point out colors, shapes, letters whenever he sees them. He likes to play with puzzles and read books (he especially likes to count!).  I think having a big sister helped him in learning all these things quickly. We also contribute a lot of his learning to educational shows, such as Preschool Prep and LeapFrog.  Besides that, we take him to story time at the library whenever it is available.
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Language: It's hard to keep up with Will's expanding vocabulary, thoughts, and sentences, but I do want to remember that he now calls his sister "Anna" instead of "Nana".

Also, just last night, as Luke dragged out his suitcase, he said, "bye" like he knew exactly what comes with a suitcase. And this morning, Luke threw him a ball, but it hit his leg instead and he said, "hurt." His mind is working hard and he's definitely getting better at communicating!

Lastly, with the government shutdown, my part-time work has became even more part-time (read: I am not working) and I am spending day in and day out with Will. Hey, I am not complaining! He's such a pleasure to be around! I don't know if we are throwing a party for his 2nd birthday, but either way, I can't wait to celebrate it with him. :)

5 comments:

  1. Hehe on the first photo! I hope Will skips over the terrible twos as well :). Glad you're getting to spend more time with him bc of the shutdown!

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  2. I know we say it a lot, but Will is a total 180 from his older sister. Such a laid back and calm little guy. Nothing ever really seems to phase him. Which is a good and bad thing I guess. Trying to coax him to clean up his messes or to come over for diaper changes is a challenge these days. Threats and praises are hit or miss with him, he just smiles and smiles...

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  3. Will and E4 are around the same age, E4 turns 2 in December. Sounds like Will and Anna will be good balances for each other. E4 is my most outgoing child and I think it has a bit to do with being the youngest. Wishing Will an early happy birthday! ~Zi

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  4. He's about to turn two and you can't remember the last time he threw a tantrum?!? Wow, that's great! Glad to hear you are enjoying your extra time together!

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  5. Maybe he'll skip the whole "terrible twos" thing? Haha, we can only hope right? He's so cute, I love the picture of him and Anna in the box!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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