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Calvin found a pair of reading glasses the other day – he really likes them.

The Dude has grown! I haven’t been able to get him to stand still so I can get a height measurement, but he can reach so much more now – water dispenser on the fridge, stuff on the counters, utensils in the kitchen drawers, etc. And he looks so much more grown up.

He loves pushing strollers around, so he gravitates towards them at the park. Sometimes he’ll put a ball or bucket in there, sometimes he just wheels them around empty. He also loves scooters. I think his concept of sharing is that everything at the park is up for grabs. Thankfully, most people are pretty nice about letting him play with their stuff!

He spends a ton of time these days playing with ┬ávarious containers and pouring stuff from one container to another – water is his favorite, but he’ll do it with anything. It keeps him entertained for a long time, and we wonder why we ever pay money for toys when he’s so content with cups and tupperware.

He’s still obsessed with jumping. He jumps all the time. Lately he’s taken to jumping off of steps and low walls instead of just jumping around on the floor or couch.

He’s been a champion sleeper lately – he takes a 2 1/2 to 3 hour nap almost every day, which is SO, SO, SO awesome! Still goes to bed really easily at 7:30, too. He’s also been eating well, for the most part. He still has a hunger strike day now and then, and I’m sure we’ll see more of them, but we’re enjoying the good mealtimes while they last.

His vocabulary is growing every day. He still likes books, but these days he tends to fixate on certain pages that have a lot of words he knows, and he’ll point everything out and identify it over and over. Some of his speech quirks are really cute. He uses s or sh for f sounds, so “phone” comes out as “shone.” He still leaves the ends off of most of his words, so context is helpful in understanding him. You can hear him say “phone” in this video, but mostly it’s about his Home Alone/Oh No expression, which still cracks me up (he does it A LOT).

And you can hear a couple more words in this one (cheese and help):