I was reading an email I got from one of the many baby/kid websites I belong to and in it was a chart that listed the milestones by age. As I read the chart I realized that milestones are just as much for realizing your baby is growing more independent each days as it is anything else. *sigh*
Here are a few of the things Spencer can do:
He can point out the following Sesame Street characters: Elmo, Grover, Big Bird,Cookie Monster, Oscar, the Count, Bert and Ernie.
He can tell you moo when you ask him what sound a cow makes. He can also point out a cow. He will also bark and meow when prompted to the sounds a dog and a cat make. For the cat he also makes a hissing sound...something mommy taught him for fun!
He knows where his toes, fingers, nose, ears, head and teeth are located. He will also bare his teeth when you ask him to see them. It is quite a hoot to see him do this with all of his 4 teeth.
He can point out the numbers 1 and 2. We are working on getting him up to the number 10, but most days he is all go-go-go, which makes learning math a chore.
He can bring you many different objects when you ask for them, which amazes me because many are things you didn't realize you had taught him.
I have also learned that though I am not teaching him, he is always watching me and taking in what I do. A great example of this is when we were playing with a planter on the back porch. The planter had a few weeds in it so I pulled them out and threw them over the side of the deck. Lo and behold who was doing the same thing a few minutes later without being prompted? Yep, our little guy. I chuckled to myself but also had to take note that I now had quite a shadow looking over me.