Happy 21 Months!! (Snapshots of life for Harry)

Okay, so technically Harry is 21-1/2 months old now.  For some reason, actually sitting down and stringing these pictures together has been very intimidating for me...I'm not sure what will happen when he turns 2!  But, 21 months is a landmark birthday and to celebrate I've put together some pictures of Harry from the last couple weeks.  Most of them are many of his favorite things, but a few are just things he does all the time  So, here we go! 

Look at that smile!  I just love how easily it comes and how ready he is to laugh with us!

He wasn't quite sure about our Groundhog Day treat (graham cracker groundhog in chocolate pudding dirt with green coconut "grass").  It was only a minute after this that he decided the thing was best used like fingerpaint, dumped out on the table!

This kid loves to cook!  Here he is mixing together some blueberry muffins!

And here he's mixing bread.

He has this thing about poking his food.  He's fast too--He got to about 5 of the blueberry muffins before I saw his little poking finger at work!

He likes to eat too!  He's not a picky eater, though he does have a hard time holding still long enough to eat a decent meal.  We usually get about 5 minutes out of him.

He is getting pretty good with a spoon and fork, but his hands fit his attention span much better!  He eats so much faster with them!

After about 5 minutes, he will often eat for a few more minutes standing up.  After that, he just can't hold still any more!

He has been able to climb over every gate we have for a couple months.   He also likes to move chairs and stools around so he can climb anywhere, reach anything, and feed himself.  This is his favorite bowl: Mickey Mouse.  I don't usually snap pictures of him in ridiculously high places before I take him down, but this table shot seemed safe enough!

Of course, there are other things to do in the kitchen too!  He loves to help with dishes and sweeping!

He is also getting to a point where he'd rather paint a project than his own head--yes!  Of course, this is still totally unpredictable.  

He does like to draw and now keeps the markers and scissors at the kids craft table--usually!  He has experimented with the scissors, but they don't usually work right for him.

He is getting more social and really enjoys playing with toys with other kids!   When he wants the toy to himself, though, he calls out, "Turn! Turn! Turn!"

This boy loves his tools!  I've had to tell the boys that they must hammer on boxes--not the door, windows, or walls!  (Poor kids--they so want to fix the door!)

He also says, "Build!" and "Blocks!" and...

"Car!" and "Truck!" and "Tracks!" and "Broken!" (when the tracks come apart).  He loves to watch the "dump truck" and play "trash truck" with the other kids!

I don't think he will ever grow out of Peek-a-Boo!

One of his favorite things is to take all the cushions off the couches and jump on them.  Actually, he loves to jump from any high place to the floor.  He can't really lift up the pillows, so it's a good thing his Super Sister and Friends love this game too!  I love watching them set up their Giant Bouncy House and play on it!

His all-time favorite place is definitely outside.  He likes to run, play in the dirt, splash in the rain, swing, slide, and  do anything else outside.  Cold or not, hot or not, this boy loves to go outside!

"Bus! Bus!"  Funny thing, though, it sounds just like "Box! Box!"

He is getting much more involved in our little projects, and really enjoyed this Bubble Painting!  He also like to blow bubbles with wands and blow out candles.

He thinks his sister is pretty much the coolest person one Earth.  Luckily, she likes him too!  He just started saying "Kai!" for Kaia instead of "Ai!"  He also says the names of all of our friends and most of their parents!

Harry definitely learns through his hands more than any of his other senses.  He loved this Ooblek project (make it with about 1 1/2 cups of water, food coloring, and a box of cornstarch--more details here)...

and was way more involved in balancing coins that I expected!

I'm pretty sure he thought he was driving...if I don't buckle him into the car immediately, he will climb into the driver's seat and start "driving!"  And those shopping carts at the grocery store with a car attached to the front are pretty much the coolest things ever!

Surprisingly, he was very careful not to break this one!

Sad Harry...

Happy Harry!  And it can change, just that fast!


Skye March 11, 2012 at 8:20 PM  

I forgot that Harry & julianna are the same exact age! I love seeing what other kids her age are doing. I can't believe he is doing so well with markers & painting! That is incredible. If I set Julianna loose with either, we would have a very colorful dog! Haha! She does good with crayons, but paint scares me. LOL. And look how much he loves to bake! That is so adorable! I love how each child has their own unique amazing personality and different and unique they learn! Happy 21.5 to Harry~

Skye March 11, 2012 at 8:20 PM  
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Jansen Family March 13, 2012 at 9:01 AM  

lol, Skye, my daughter would love a "rainbow dog!"...we've had some pretty messy baby moments! The thing is, he sees his sister and friends painting and just feels so left out if I don't let him join in! So, yeah, we've done it and we're just getting to a point where every time doesn't turn into a Rainbow Baby! I am always amazed at how much personality is stuffed into those little tiny bodies, too!

Allison March 15, 2012 at 8:53 PM  

He is adorable! I especially love the photos of him touching the Oobleck and kneading the bread. Thank you for sharing at my Oh Baby! linky party. :)

Carolyn March 25, 2012 at 7:47 PM  

This is so amazing! Harry is. Carla is. All of you guys.
I can't even begin to tell you what an amazing job you guys are doing with the next generation, and how absolutely adorable both Harry and Kaia are. Each one of these pictures and commentaries are so wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing and letting me get to know you all better and better, more and more. I love you!!