We have also been working on drinking out of a grown-up cup. He does pretty well up to the point he's done drinking - then he just wants to dump the rest of it on his face for fun. It crossed our minds that all this may be too early but he really is quick on the uptake and eager to try new things. He gets all excited drinking out of a real cup.
He follows many commands also: "get/bring your ____" which includes quite a large number of items not all of which are toys, "close the door", "put it back", "put it in the trash", "let's go" - which he then goes to the door and then to the car door where his seat is depending on which vehicle we tell him we're taking. If we tell him "let's go outside" he goes to the back door. He really does surprise us by how much he absorbs.
Here's some more Bath time fun
We got an annual membership to the Indy Zoo this year and we think it's safe to say he LOVES IT!! He can do sounds for about 10 animals and he makes the sounds as he sees the animal. We sometimes will be walking somewhere and he'll start saying "Ooo Ooo Ooo" while beating his chest and we'll look around and see a monkey something-or-another. Well, the zoo just kicks that up a notch.
He'll smack his lips for fish
OK, well, what sound does a meerkat make???
A lion says "RRRRrrrrr"
Oh, and another fun thing he likes to do. When we go to the store we will just put him in a cart in which he stands at the front and holds on. We know some people will freak out about a unrestrained toddler in a shopping cart but, hey, he's a boy, he's fearless, and he just flat out loves it. Anyway, his new thing now is to stand at the front of the cart waving and saying "Hi!" to everyone we pass. He has quickly figured out that by doing this, inevitably, someone (or two or three) will come over and start doting all over him. WHAT A STINKER, HAM, BOOGER!
Till next time,
M, J, & J