He's starting to lean out now and he's losing the toddler/baby look about him. He loves to wear his Thomas the train underwear and is getting pretty good at dressing (or undressing) himself. Nick got him dressed for coffee this morning and a few minutes later he was surprised to find Oliver naked from the waist down. This kid has never liked to have pants on!
A few of his current favorite things: baby Elliott, trains, trains, and more trains, garbage trucks, tractors and any construction equipment, "Run Baby Run" by Caspar Babypants (or Baby Casparpants as Oliver calls him), bacon, seaweed rolls with mayonnaise and sliced turkey, Jim Baer, Miss P (Penny), playing Duplo with Daddy, opening packages from Gramma, using any electronic kitchen tool, preschool, going to the playground with Daddy, riding his wood airplane around the house and telling me that he's either going to the airport to pick someone up, or going to wherever Jim Baer is if he is out of town (Mexico was the last place), mommy's milk and cuddling in bed at night.
I need to get better at writing down the funny things that he says, but here are a few that I can remember. We also have to be careful about what we say, because he repeats EVERYTHING.
- He calls me "Mommy Rae-Rae" (Rae is my middle name, but he has a friend named Rachel who he calls Rae-Rae).
- He says 1-2-3, go bye bye, when he wants Nick or I to leave his room at night.
- He's perfected the use of "ONE more time", "ONE more sip", "ONE more minute" etc. Although as he learned his numbers better, it became "TWO" sips, etc.
- This morning (Sunday) he asked for Reggae Saturday, a radio program on a local station and Bob Marley - someone has been spending too much time with Jim Baer!
Riding his airplane, decked out in his safari hat and backpack!