Sunday, January 31, 2010

Yup, he's a butt man.

So I haven't given a Milo update in a while, I guess. My little guy has been growing up so fast. He's communicating so much more now, and says a lot of words in both Spanish and English. He's very definite in his wants, and pretty adamant about getting them across to us, but he still doesn't say a whole lot, so it can be frustrating for all of us.

He's a pro at pointing out body parts, though, in two languages:

"Milo, where are your eyes?"


"Where is your head?"


"Donde estan las orejas?"

Physically, he's also developing fast. He can jump, is great at puzzles, can go up and down the stairs unassisted, and has a pretty awesome throwing arm already. If only Lilongwe had a t-ball league. Also, he can climb out of his crib in about 3 seconds flat now, so every morning, I go into his room to find this sight:


Yes, he's quite good at opening drawers, too.

Like most toddlers, he's into imitation, but it's more often than not the housekeeper and his nanny that Milo likes to copy. One of his favorite activities is playing "laundry". Like the pile of clothes above, he'll stack and unstack his clothes over and over again. It can keep him occupied for ages. He also likes to "hang" the laundry on his own pretend clothesline, the mosquito net frame:


For some reason, he's deeply fascinated with those purple undies. Today we found him wearing them:


Reassuringly, though, he is showing plenty of alpha male traits, too. I recently ordered a swimsuit, and it came with a catalog. Without fail, Milo always opens this catalogue to a close-up shot of a woman's rear end in a thong bikini bottom. Then he says over and over, "Mama - booby! Booby!"


Brooke said...

Love it! He is so cute.

Anonymous said...

Wow is sooo cute! Growing so fast!! I love your story about him. Great pictures! Thanx for sharing. We miss you guys! Enjoy life!

Amanda said...

Milo is too precious!!!!

Lex said...

Now THIS is the BLOG I have been waiting for!! I know you do very important work Gwen...but I check this blog as party of the Milo Fan Club! Love him!!

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Cassandra said...

Gosh, I am amazed what a few months do! I just love Milo I look forward to seeing you guys in March! I'll catch up with notes soon!

Joy said...

Wow, that boy has the prettiest eyes!

Pyjammy Pam said...

oh my gosh, he's so big! and adorable! :D