Well, it's been a couple of months since you heard from me. Lots to tell!
Let's get the statistics out of the way. At my last check up, I was 27lbs and 34.5 inches tall. I'm in the 95th percentile for height and the 75th percentile for weight. According to the old wives tale, I'm going to be at least as tall as my mommy when I grow up.
My vocabulary has exploded. So much so that I can't even remember all the words I know. Recently, I figured out the "k" sound, so I've been making a lot of use out of that. Mik! (milk) Nak! (snack) Nok Nok! (knock knock) Mom doesnt' like it so much when I go knock knock on her knees, though. I know most of the features on my head and my feet, hands and toes. I know (and say in my own special way) eyes, nose, mouth, ears, hair, head,pants, shirt, shoes, socks, diaper, bath, hat, Mommy, Daddy, PaPa (that's my Grandpop), car, dog, stuck, help, cat, turtle, baby, owie, poopoo, duck, apple, nana, water, hot, elephant, giraffe, fish, and a lot more.
Speaking of animals, on our trip back to the mainland, we went to the Henry Doorly Zoo. I wasn't really too thrilled with the whole experience until we got to the aquarium. There was a water tunnel in there and the fish were all around me! It was very exciting! So much so, that I started whooping and hollering. Luckily, I didn't scare the fish away.
Mom and I went to the beach a couple weeks ago. I'm happy to report I didn't freak out about the sand and the water like I did last July. I had fun sitting on the beach letting the water come up to me. It wasn't so much fun trying to get all the sand out of my nooks and crannies, though. Mommy made me take a shower when we got home and I didn't really like that. Mom says we are going to go to another beach over the long holiday weekend. We have to go very early in the morning when the sun isn't as strong so I don't get sunburned.
Our trip to the mainland was very eventful. I was not happy with the fact that I wasn't able to go to bed on the late night flight out and screamed for two hours. Mommy and Daddy had bought me my own seat, but I spent that entire flight on Mommy. We did a lot of driving in Nebraska and I got to meet a lot of new people. I got to watch a lot of Elmo during those long drives, so it was ok.
Soon after we got back from our trip, Daddy left. Mommy says he's going to be gone for a long time, but that doesn't stop me from asking about him a few times a day. I got to talk to him on the phone the other day. Ok, he talked, I just listened. I thought maybe he was trapped in Mommy's phone, so I kept trying to push the buttons to let him out. It didn't work, though.
Mommy and I are keeping busy while Daddy is away. Last weekend we went to the Discovery Center with Auntie Linda and my buddy Mia. It was a lot of fun. Mommy says we're going to do something fun with them again next month.
Well, that's about it for now. I hope you like the pictures below. Mommy's a little better about putting up pictures of me on Facebook, so if you use Facebook, you should try finding Mommy.