With Lyndon enduring an acute episode with his liver–and we all enduring our own trials as a result, I’ve not posted many photos and mile markers of growth for both Tobias and Kajsa. They do continue to grow, and we continue to delight in each nuanced change (regardless of the lack of documentation). :)
This little 14-month-old girl is now fully walking, and she is thrilled by this development! She now “chases” Tobias; he squeals and runs away from her with her giggling and toddling after him.
Tobias got a brand new balance bike from Grandma and Grandpa, and he has warmed up to it quite well–we can’t wait to take him to the park to see how he does with space to really pick up some speed!
He has gone from calling Kajsa “Tha-Tha” to, just today, calling her “Kajsee.” He’s so close!
Is it a girl thing, a second-born thing, or specifically a Kajsa thing? She is an INCREDIBLE imitator! Actions, patterns (like dressing and undressing–one arm, then the next arm), and even words. Of course I only have Tobias as a reference (who communicated in his own way but words came much later), Kajsa says words and tries new sounds regularly (but so far only knows–and pays attention to–two signs: “more” and “all done”).
Speaking of imitating, it goes both ways with these two!
And speaking of speaking, Tobias’ talking has utterly exploded! It is so fun to hear all the articulated thoughts in his mind. One of his most common phrases right now is “outta way.” It’s used for cars, trains, people… Sometimes it’s narrative (like “that car is getting out of the way of that other car”). Sometimes it’s imperative (like “we need to get out of the way for a person coming towards us”). And sometimes it’s used in play…right before a crashhhh!