This kid is getting SO big, it just blows my mind. He's getting more and more independent and he's starting to understand us more as we talk to him. I love it.
At 16.5 months, Brady:
Talks all day long. It's mostly jibber-jabber, but he constantly makes attempts to mimic the words we say. He also says "HI" to people all day long...and he'll say it to the same person over and over. I think he gets a kick out of them responding back to him with "hi". He's also saying "mama" a lot more, which warms my heart.
Plays more independently. He's happy playing with cars (and making vroom noises), balls, Walle, and his many other toys.
Loves to play at the pool. He's so happy in the water and seems to enjoy swimming with me in the deep end more than wading in the shallow end. He especially loves to jump in from the edge. I count to three and then he jumps with the BIGGEST grin on his face.
Screams when he doesn't get his way. This one is super frustrating, if I take something away from him, or keep something from him he drops to the floor and and screams. I want to nip this in the bud, but ignoring it doesn't seem to be working.
Understands certain directions. He understands "put this in the trashcan", "get in your highchair", "put this in the hamper", "go play with your toys", "bring it to me", and more....
Is just the love of our LIVES!