When the weather hits 60 degrees in February in the midwest, we head outside and play! Yes, we know that it is just a tease and it will shortly (already has) return to the cold frigid temperatures, but at least it was nice for a few days and we got to play outside. We took Alex to the park and just stood back and watched him climb. Okay, so we couldn't really stand back or we might have had a long trip to the ER, but we did watch him climb. He ran right over to the "big kid" playground and started climbing this ladder that turns as it goes up in the air. He loved it and didn't realize that he wasn't quite old enough to really be able to climb it. We definitely have a climber on our hands. It is fun to see just how much he improves at things even over the course of 4-5 months.
He also has been working hard at his speech therapy. He is starting to imitate some animal sounds that we make and also tries to say words. Tonight we were reading his ILLINI book before bed (in preparation for the game). I said, "Say Illini" and he really tried! It didn't come out quite right, but he tried. He's also trying to say car, go, mouse, boat, meow, cock-a-doodle-doo (quite cute), woof, and a few other ones. We're encouraged with the progress and are really working with him intentionally every day.
You'll notice a theme with some of these pictures and videos! :)
Climbing to his booster seat
Climbing on the "big kid" ladder
Playing at the McDonalds playland
Playing at the Park