Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Gunnar-13 Months

I don't have much time to blog tonight, but I must write these things down before I forget! I don't know how much longer I will do a monthly play-by-play with Gunnar, but there are just so many new things he's still doing. He turned 13 months on November 27th and he really seems like a baby toddler instead of just a baby baby (you know what I mean). Anyways, here are a few things that I love............

1. He brings me his shoes when he wants to go outside (how darn cute is that!?!). And he wants to go outside ALL.THE.TIME. Winter is tough on this Little Dude and it has been way too cold to play in the yard. He basically cries and throws himself on the floor if anyone goes out the garage door without him. It's a sad sight.

2. I am amazed that he has pretty much left the Christmas tree alone. Maybe once per day I catch him pulling off an ornament or once maybe he will whack it with his broom. Other than that, nothing! And he has not so much as laid a finger on a gift. Isn't that crazy. He's very disciplined with the fake spruce.

3. I had been noticing him "popping" his lips and didn't know what he was doing. Come to find out, he starting doing it and patted his little leg a few times........He's calling Bella!!! Just like we call the dog!!! I love it!!!

4. Cleaning. I could speak about this all day. This child loves to clean. He loves his broom. He cries for my mop. He rides the vacuum. He runs his toy Dustbuster all over the house on his knees. And the new thing this week is a rag. He cries for me to give him a rag out of the drawer or when I wipe his hands. He will scrub just about every surface. And today, he wouldn't take the rag and was mad. I figured out, he wanted it damp!!! Honestly! What can I say. We are living with Mr. Clean himself!!! Is it safe to put some Pledge on his rag and set him loose???

5. I'm thinking that he might be really smart. Ok, he is smart. We give him a piece of paper and tell him to take it to the trash. And he does. Lifts the lid, puts in the trash, and shuts the lids, and then grins. Yep, he's smart. Although we now check the trash regularly to see what non-trash things he's thrown away!

What a fun month it has been!!!

1 comment:

Crystal said...

Such a cute 13 month old. You can always keep counting by months. Mine are going to be 36 month olds tomorrow. How is it that he is 13 months old and we still have not properly met? :) Come see me if y'all get down this way for Christmas.