Austin turns 18 months…how did that happen?!

Sometimes it feels like time is standing still. For example, I feel like I have been pregnant forEVER. Other times though, I can’t believe where the time has gone. My little boy is now just that, a little boy! My baby has grown up into a rough and ready toddler who is in to everything…

He seems to go for weeks without changing much and then all of a sudden, we’ll notice he has learnt so many new things! This week his new favourites are:

SHOUTING! He can’t speak, he sometimes says “MMMMMMMOOOOOOO” when you ask him what noise a cow makes. He’s desperately trying to learn though as there is barely a moment that passes when he isn’t making noises. He can even roll his tongue which is something I have never been able to do so he’d be good at speaking Spanish! Most of the time though he is shouting. It’s hilarious! I couldn’t handle anybody else’s child shouting all day long but with my own, it’s adorable!

Running. Crawling wasn’t ever good enough for him so he quickly moved on to walking. That soon became boring too so now, we’re running. Everywhere! Not normal running though, he’s still wobbly, this is Monkey Running. Running around the house with his hands under his armpits like he’s impersonating a monkey! A shouting monkey.

Car noises. My husband is a car geek *ahem* enthusiast so it was bound to rub off on our son. Neither of us realised how early in his life this would be. Austin loves anything to do with cars, trains, lorries – basically anything with wheels. But the cutest thing about it, is the noise he makes when playing with his toys or watching lorries and diggers driving down the road (we live in a new house on a building site so we get to see lots of them!). “Brrrrrrrrrmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm”. If it has wheels, it makes that noise!

Austin's favourite car! It goes everywhere with him - bbbbrrrrrrrrrrmmmmmm!

Austin’s favourite car! It goes everywhere with him – bbbbrrrrrrrrrrmmmmmm!

Tantrums. These are soooo funny. How is it possible to deal with them without laughing?! At this age, I don’t think it is. He had one the other day because I said “No” to him driving Thomas the Tank Engine “Brrrrrrrmmmmmmmmmmmmm” up the kitchen cupboard fronts. He looked at me, threw Thomas on the floor, fake cried whilst stomping over to me with his shoulders forward and arms swinging by his side, like a tiny teenager. So I did what any mother would do…I filmed him. I’ll keep that for when he starts bringing girlfriends home. Mwahaha!

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