Sunday, November 27, 2011

milestone: seventeen months

We made a trip to the doctor this week, but it wasn't for a check-up, unfortunately. Miles had a lingering cough/runny nose so we got it checked out and he had an ear infection. He was on the scale for a few seconds and it was over 26 lbs but we'll have to wait another month for all the official stats.

I've posted about favorite new activities so I am trying to think of what else is "new" to report. Two weeks ago Miles transitioned to a cot at school, and it went really well. He lays down when it's nap time and falls asleep with his teacher giving some soothing and back rubbing. He seems to be sleeping longer more often on the cot so hopefully that will continue.

Miles is using a fork and spoon more and more but using his hands is still the preferred method. Favorite foods continue to be crackers and applesauce, and he's good with fruit, pasta, any bread and yogurt. Veggies continue to be a struggle although he eats those well at school most days.

We noticed this week that one of his molars is finally through (which brings the total tooth count to 5!) - hooray! His incisors are really close so I think they'll be next.

Another recent happening is the use of mommy! He's been saying daddy for months and nana too, but not a lot of mommy at all until the last few weeks. It's sooooo great to hear from my little boy!

Monday, November 21, 2011


Miles has his first character crush: Elmo. It started with his Shake A Leg book and then the characters on his diapers. The kids also listen to Sesame Street songs at school. So once we figured out he knew who Elmo was we started letting him watch some of Sesame Street...then Ben's coworker gave us her son's old Elmo doll. As you can imagine, he's officially obsessed.

Now he turns the tv on, gets his play remote, sits in his chair and says Elmo. It's soooo cute and funny.

This is a picture of him enjoying some Elmo and a cracker on his new bean bag chair from Nana. You can see Elmo doll sitting nearby :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

new game

Miles loves to play parade! Here's how it works: he marches from the dining room to the stairs playing music with his pots/pans and spoons. He likes when he has a band with mommy, daddy, g-ma/g-pa, etc.  so we all play music and march in a line. It's so fun!

The weather is turning colder so we are spending a lot more time inside. We went back to the Children's Discovery Museum this weekend, and Miles really enjoyed it. That will definitely be a place we frequent this winter. We are ready for snow with puffy coat, snow pants, gloves, etc. but it just won't be the same playing outside for short periods of time. I imagine we'll need to come up with a lot more games to stay entertained!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Lots of Halloween fun! Miles was sorta interested in carving pumpkins. He didn't want to touch the guts, but he liked banging the pumpkin with his spoon after daddy did the hard work.

Until Halloween night, our attempts with the costume had not gone well. We tried it on twice, and Miles wore it for about ten minutes. So for Halloween we put it on quickly and then went outside to finish up with the hood and applied whiskers and a nose. Seeing the wagon got him excited and off we went! We rode up and down the block and trick or treated at about ten houses. Miles did great! I was so proud of him!

I think his favorite part of the night was holding the candy, dumping it out and transferring it from our big cauldron to his small bucket and back again. He liked seeing kids in their costumes. When Ben gave out some candy he said "nonono" but then was okay once he realized he still had some candy too. So fun!