15 months

Since we’re still recovering from a terrible horrible case of overreactionitis, my Happy Monthday Baby! post is going to be sort of lame. I promise to make up for it tomorrow with a video of Baby Evan’s best tricks, including answering the question “how do you smell?” and the unofficial baby sign for “oh no!!”

15 Month Milestones from Baby Center

Mastered Skills (most kids can do)
• Plays with ball – Baby Evan loves balls and is pretty good at throwing them, except when he accidentally drops them behind his back
• Uses three words regularly – No, Dog, and More is his entire vocabulary, besides the sign for “milk”
• Walks backward – Can also run backwards. In circles.

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)
• Scribbles with a crayon – Uh, maybe, but I’m not crazy enough to give him one. I don’t have the time to repaint.
• Runs – Very well, especially towards danger.
• Adopts “no” as his favorite word – I think his favorite word is “dog” but no is definitely a very very close second.

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)
• “Helps” around the house – If by “help” you mean “removes the clean silverware from the dishwasher and throws it on the floor” or “steals the broom so he can hit the dog and knock stuff off the counters with it” then yes, he’s very very helpful.
• Puts his fingers to his mouth and says “shhh” – Aw, that would be so cute! But no.


In other news, I’m doing my very first guest post today(I think. It’s not up yet because it’s ungodly early or maybe she changed her mind about it. I wouldn’t blame her)  ! Squee and OMG and I can’t believe someone is willing to risk their own blog’s reputation on my crap writing. Nicci at Changing the Universe is doing a whole series of vacation stories so today I’m sharing mine, including some truly priceless childhood photos from my grandparent’s lake house. Be sure to check it out and PLEASE leave me some comments so she doesn’t regret asking me to guest blog!

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One Response to “15 months”

  1. brigidkeely says:

    We got Niko crayola “tadoodles” which are big chunky crayons in a plastic easy-to-grip shell. I only let Niko use them when he is in his highchair and I’m right there. He’s gotten the hang of them quickly. However, ON THE PACKAGING, they say it’s for 18 months and up and most (all?) non-babycenter milestones have crayon skills being 18+ months. WHATEVER BABY CENTER.

    Niko helps in exactly the same way. “Helping!”

    I feel kind of bad for all the babies who’ve learned to shush. Unless their parents taught it to be cute? I don’t know. I don’t think we’ve ever, ever shushed Niko… or anyone else. He imitates other expressions we do, though.

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