I’ve been meaning to do a little catch-up post for a while now! I know people especially love seeing and hearing what Cody is up to these days, but every time I start to formulate a post in my head, it just sounds like parents bragging about their kid. But it’s hard not to. 😀 It’s just an exciting time right now as Cody is becoming more and more verbal, more of a thinker, more imaginative. Which is not to say our house is exempt from those terrible toddler fits, cause we definitely have at least a couple of those every. single. day.
Some of the more fun things: we frequently catch Cody playing with little stuffed animals or toy people saying, “Macy walks. Macy is eating. Macy sleeping,” and pantomiming those activities. He also offers drinks from his sippy cup to stuffed animals. It’s pretty adorable.
A week ago Friday, Caleb finished up one class of students, and simultaneously started another, whoo-hoo. Cody and I went in for the festivities and spent some time walking around the squadron afterward where Cody loudly and excitedly pointed out each and every poster, picture, model, and mural with an airplane in it.
“Another! Airplane! T-6!”
“Another 38! T-1! Ohhh!”
And so on for about 20 minutes. You’ve probably never noticed exactly how many depictions of aircraft there are in an established squadron. But I have. It was pretty cute. Cody’s also been trying his hand at nodding his head lately. He’s got the main concept down but does it in this kind of jerky, tilted way sometimes, and sometimes he does it to preemptively get an affirmation from you before you’ve given it, just like he sometimes says “yes, Cody!” at the end of a request such as “Cody have raisin? Yes, Cody!” *Cody nods* and I think, oh, he’s so cute right now and he’s going to be so mad when I tell him no…
What’s most fun and exciting is how we can see his memory and speech taking off. Cody’s got several phrases and sentences from us and favorite books stored in his little mental bank and it still makes me smile when he repeats them, and he is starting to form his own little sentences, too. Even though there are dozens of examples, the only one coming to mind right now and when we got some oranges at the grocery store and I said, “Daddy will love these!” and he’s been saying “Daddy will love these!” or “Daddy would love that!” about unrelated situations since then. 🙂
Here are a couple pics from the past month or so, and at the very bottom, a couple videos from a while ago I’ve been meaning to share.
First guitar lesson
We went rock climbing at this really cool gym in OKC a couple weeks ago. It’s a big old grain silo they’ve painted and put routes on the inside and out, so it goes much higher than normal climbing gyms!
(Both of these pictures are totally fake poses, btw: pictures for the sake of pictures, not actual candid moments)
We gave this a try for a while but think it’s too soon. Got in lots of quality reading time, though.
These are longer than our usual clips, but I thought they were funny. 🙂