1) New words this month:
lady = lady
boke = broke
adin = again
wat = watch (as in, Youtube, as in, he's now interested. But only in very selected clips involving balls, animals, or classical music played by children)
boot = boot
boooooger = booger
jean = jeans
nite = knife
poon = spoon
monkey = monkey
nuts = nuts
butta = butter
havy = heavy (just last month it was 'howie')
2) My mom brought the kids a large twirling top, and at first Sprout was afraid of it. He hid behind Fuzzy and peaked out at the toy. Eventually he decided that discretion was the better part of valor, and gave his brother a large shove to move Fuzz closer to the toy and evaluate its deadliness.
3) One day we gave some coins to the Salvation Army lady in front of the grocery store, and now every time we go by, Sprout gets very excited. "Lady! Money! Lady! Monkey hat!" That last reference is to the lady's unusual headgear, which, sadly, is not in fact a monkey, but is instead a more seasonally-appropriate penguin. Sprout is very insistent though, so we just roll with it.
4) Before Halloween, we went to a pumpkin patch with the kids, and in early December, we drove by that same street. Sprout excitedly pointed at the lot, which now holds a Christmas tree sales place, and started yelling, "Pumpa, pumpa!"
I was very impressed. It's been over a month since we've been to that place, it's down a street we don't otherwise drive on, we were coming from a different direction, and the lot itself is now covered with Christmas trees instead of pumpkins. But the kid remembered immediately.
5) Sprout really enjoys being the buffest baby on the block. Whenever he lifts anything, he puffs out his chest, pants, and and grunts, "Haaavy!" He's clearly extremely proud of himself.
2 years ago