Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Our Starbeans

At the age of 13 months, here is a little bit about Starbeans:

  • He goes potty on the toilet almost every morning. When it comes out, he looks down, looks up, and then we both start clapping. I say, "Yayyyyy! Starbeans went potty on the toilet! That's so good." while he hollers, "Ahhhhhhhh!" (his version of yay).
  • He is obsessed with putting things inside other things. For example: blocks in a bucket, kitchen utensils into the clothes basket, toys in his pack-n-play, newspaper through the baby gate and down the stairs, etc.
  • He is starting to look at books! He looks through his current favorite, My Little Word Book, every night before we go to bed.
  • He is becoming more agile during cat-attacks: he can now corner them, grab a tuft of fur, and go down for the tackle from various positions. The body-slam used to be more a little more shaky and not quite as flexible.
  • He wants to walk everywhere.

and the kicker:

  • Today, while pausing to watch the introduction of Sid & Marty Krofft's Land of the Lost (a favorite of Squeeze's from childhood), he was totally and completely freaked out by the roaring dinosaur chasing the Marshalls. He clenched his fists, started shaking, made faces like he was going to cry, and squeaked out a couple of moans. !!! It was astounding. Where does a 13 month old gain any reference for the fact that monsters, or in this case, dinosaurs, are scary?? I was impressed.


purple_kangaroo said...

It's so much fun to read about another kid the age of Itty Bitty E (love that!) who is actually doing the same kinds of things she is doing. She's been using the potty since about 8 months, and lots of people seem to think that's wierd. :)

She loves books, too, especially if they have cows or ducks in them so she can say "duck! quack quack!" or "moo!"

He has so much hair!

purple_kangaroo said...

Forgot to say Baby E also loves to put things into containers--even better if there's some kind of door she can open and close. She loves to put all the toys in the cupboard and shut the door.