|16 months old|
|Aren't I cute?|
Although he doesn't talk, Eliel understands language very well for his age. You can give him directions and generally, he follows them. He also has begun to understand the sequence of things. For example, first we do 'something', then 'this' happens. How do we know this? The other night at dinner Adam put carrots in front of Eliel even though he wasn't done with his chicken. Eliel loves carrots and will eat them over just about anything else (expect blackberries of course!) We told Eliel that he could not have the carrots until he finished his chicken. So what did he do? He shoved the rest of his chicken in his mouth and then signed 'more' to have the carrots! :) What a silly little stinker!
|Daddy makes me laugh!|
Eliel has learned how to sit down on a stair or small chair all by himself. Although it might seem mundane to you or I, he views it as quite an accomplishment! He will gingerly back himself up to the bottom stair and carefully sit down. Then he will proclaim 'dee dee' which I interpret to be 'I did it'! He loves to sit down, standup and repeat. Luckily, there has only been one time that he didn't back up far enough and sat right on his tush. Guess he didn't want to make that mistake again!
I know I say this all the time but Eliel continues to amaze us daily. I would never imagine that a sixteen month old could do what he does and when I look back, he's grown up SO much since he turned a year old. As Adam frequently puts it: 'You're like a little person, Eliel!' And we're so thankful to be part of his life everyday!
|Life is good!|