Elias at 27 Months

by jessicaturner on October 13, 2010

Elias at 26.5 months at the Nashville Parthenon; photo by Kassi Emmanuel

 Elias has been so fun these days! I haven’t written a post about him and the things he is doing lately, so here’s a little update.

  • He loves school. When we get in the car in the morning he says, “Mommy wok, Daddy wok, Lias school.” He especially loves music class, playing outside and painting.
  • Every morning he watches a “show.” Current favorites are Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Nemo (“Nemo Fish”) and Sesame Street. 
  • He never wants to walk into school. Instead he says “carry you” – I guess because I always say, “do you want me to carry you?” 
  • He is stringing words together into small sentences.
  • He loves books. We are starting to read books that are a longer than board books, which is fun. 
  • He loves his new table in the living room. He sits at it to eat, color and just play. 
  • He loves puppets and doing puppet shows in his puppet theater. 
  • He loves to race down the hallway with mommy and daddy. 
  • Bubbles and bike rides are his favorite outdoor activities.
  • He loves balls, especially his soccer ball
  • He can identify about 75% of the alphabet and is learning to sing his ABCs. (Dr. Seuss’s ABCs and his LeapFrog ABC magnets are favorites right now.)
  • He can count to 10. 
  • Puzzles are now a breeze. (He especially loves his Melissa and Doug animal puzzles.)
  • The word “no” is becoming increasingly prevalent, which we are working hard to nip in the bud. 
  • He is working on sharing.Sometimes he will say “NO!” then realize that he should share and will say “here you go, mommy.”
  • He has become a bit of a picky eater, but will never turn down cheese, fruit, eggs, toast or cereal. He would eat toast every meal of the day. He likes all jellies.
  • He loves to run and then tumble to the floor. He thinks it is hilarious. 
  • He is a HUGE music lover. Check out this recent night of dancing/running/tumbling (and please excuse my crafting mess in the background.)

    Our boy is loved very much.

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