Wednesday, August 29, 2007

one and a quarter!

15 Months. It has gone so fast. Just 3 months ago I was freaking out because he had just turned one. Too fast.
We went to the Dr for his well baby check. Every thing is good. He is 33 inches long and 25 lbs. So he is in the 95% for his height and 75% for his weight. He is so skinny. The Dr was pretty impressed that he was so tall and doesn't drink milk. I have tried goats milk, but he refuses. Will not drink it. But the Dr said he is getting enough calcium from all the string cheese he eats.
The Dr was also very impressed with the way he is putting words together on his own. He said that he is speaking like a 2-3 year old. Great. That just means he will be mouthing off even sooner than his friends. No really though, it is fun with him saying so many words. Daddy and I counted the other day and he knows about 30 words. That is not just repeating what we say, that is just speaking on his own. Everything else though he repeats. So we have to be very careful about what we say. One day I said, "crap!" because I slammed my finger. He ran around for the next hour yelling, "cwap! cwap!" Luckily he stopped before daddy got home.
I have taught him how to say "bless you" when someone sneezes. So far he will only do it when we are alone, but it really is cute. He hams up around everyone else. "Bwess you!" Sometimes I fake a sneeze just so I can hear it. :)
Yesterday he mastered Aunt Kimmy(aunt mimi) and Aunt Donna. He had been calling her Nonna, but yesterday he spit it out just perfectly. He will bring me the phone and say, "Nonna, Nonna. Hi!"
He is changing so much everyday. He loves his trucks. He loves to push them around and make the noises. He still plays with his baby doll, but he still acts like a boy with it. He drags it around by its feet or face. He has such a little personality. And boy does he love his "dods." At the end of a long day he will curl up with Tela and just about fall asleep. He loves to sit on her front legs and lean back against her and just rest. And she just lays there. He will stick his face right in hers until she licks him and then say, "ew!" One day I caught him licking her face. Lets just say I was not too happy with that. He loves his "Doot" too but he is still too much of a puppy to lay down and be crawled on. Bear still tries though. He has gotten real good at hugging his behind real quick before Duke can run away.
Sigh. I guess I had better get used to this because I am guessing the rest of his life is going to go this fast too.
Bear and his cousin

Monday, August 27, 2007

A graduate

Yeah Duke!!!

After a month of driving 30 minutes each way two times a week so Duke could learn some manners, he finally graduated from puppy training. He can now sit, stay, lay down, loose leash walk, shake and combat crawl. When he feels like it.

The female I found in my bed...

Pure Pandemonium

Last night we went to the local pools swim with your dog night. Don't be too grossed out by this, they drained the pool today for a weeks worth of maintenance. I don't know why, but in my head I pictured maybe 5 dogs being there. It would be nice and quiet and Duke would have a grand time splashing about with the other 4 dogs.

We got there and the parking lot was packed and there was a line of dogs and owners out the door. The pools were packed. There were dogs running around everywhere. I thought Bear was going to lose his mind. He tried and I think achieved petting all 100 dogs there. He cared nothing about the pool, he was running around with his eyes bugged out at the sight of all these dogs. And boy was it loud. You had to scream so the person sitting next to you could hear you. My dreams of Duke loving the water? No way. Daddy took him in the small pool and he seemed okay, and then he took him to the big pool and pulled him in. He freaked out and tried to climb right back out. He took him back to the small pool and did nothing but try to climb out. So we pulled him out and just watched the chaos. It was hilarious. I encourage you, even if you don't have a dog, go next year. Bring a tub of popcorn and sit back and watch. I promise a good time. I just wish I had brought my video camera.