Luke was 21 months old on Saturday. HOLY COW my baby is almost 2! He is such a blessing in our lives. I am amazed at God's wonderful generosity every time I look at Luke. I could not imagine my life without my precious little boy.
So, what is Luke up to these days? It's more a question of what is he not doing. Luke loves everything- he is very inquisitive. He is always pointing at things out the car window or around the house and asking, "That?" His way of asking what is it.
His vocabulary is definitely beyond count. Luke's newest words include Elmo and Abby of Sesame Street, light, please, thank you, excuse me (he is very polite- it is good to know he's paying attention when we try and teach these things), me walk (he only likes to be carried if it's his idea now), mess (anything that is out of place is considered a mess), loupe loupe (cantaloupe), milk, big step (going up or down stairs), open and close. The 2 most recent new words are my absolute favorites though. Luke is now saying, "Love you." It truly melts my heart. Occasionally he will say it on his own but it usually follows a prompt on our part. He is also very good at giving kisses. Luke is such a sweetheart!
Luke's current most favorite word though is outside. If we are inside, he is asking to be outside from the minute he wakes up until he goes to bed. Luke absolutely loves to be outside and when it's time to come inside we can almost always expect some sort of trouble getting him back through the door.
Other recent developments include: walking up the stairs on his own while holding the banister (before it was on his knees but now he's actually stepping up each stair), helping to brush his teeth, using a napkin, telling us when his diaper needs to be changed, helping us do all sorts of small tasks (throwing items in the trash, carrying things, closing the refrigerator & other doors, watering my plants inside and outside, giving Maggie a bone), washing his hands, picking up his toys before bed, reminding Daddy to say excuse me if he forgets (too funny), pushing things around especially his stroller and a new tricycle we got from a generous neighbor, throwing more tantrums if he doesn't get his way (oh joy), climbing up on furniture (he's finally tall enough to do it), talking more on the phone (before he was just listening mostly), and he is singing more songs including Baa Baa Black Sheep, Old McDonald, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and the Thomas and Friends song from the TV show.
Here are a couple of pictures from the past few days. Luke is taking after his father in his love of golf.