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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Peter is 18 months old!

These are our lates pictures of Pete . . . he is 18 months old now, I can hardly believe it. It seems like just yesterday he was a wee little thing. He's becoming such a big boy now. He is learning every day to do so many new things all by himself. He loves to copy other people. His latest is licking his finger and wiping dirt or food off of me - he's seen me to do it to him so many times! But now he's doing it to everyone . . .

Last weekend was Peter's first gymnastics class - it was really amazing! What better place for him to show off his running, jumping, tumbling and climbing skills? He's taking classes at the Ottawa Gymnastics Centre (, a very professional gymnastics club where "real" gymnasts train. It was exciting to go and watch all the gymnasts there - and little Pete following in their footsteps!! He even did a few somersaults and I must say, he did very well and kept up with children much older than him in the class. He walked the balance beam and hung from the rings as well. No pictures yet but I hope to get some at one of the upcoming classes so stay tuned.

One downside to Pete's new age milestone seems to be his temper and very determined attitude. He is not great at listening to Mommy and Daddy right now, even when sometimes he is in danger. So I gave in and decided to try a "time out". The first couple worked, I told him he would have a "time out" if he continued with his behaviour (dumping the food and water dishes on the dog) and when he did I put him in his room with the door shut for 2 minutes. He was very upset and it almost seemed to work . . . until . . .

today I threatened a "time out" if he didn't stop putting toothbrushes in the toilet. So he looked at me, smiled, marched to his room, went in and sat down and closed the door behind him!!! Not really the punishment I thought it would be, might be back to the drawing board for us :-)

There's nothing Pete likes more than pushing around his mower!! It's favourite toy, by far. And he LOVES following Mommy or Daddy when they're mowing . . .

Hey you!! Give me that camera would you?????

Peter is trying to give Rudy a drink of water from his toy in the mid September heat wave we had today. Rudy took a pass so Pete decided to drink it himself!


Donna M said...

Hi Shan, Great to see and hear your latest update whilst we are here in the UK. Pete will definitely give you a run for your money!!We are having a great time and just popped in the library here in York to check email etc. Off now. Talk soon and love to Pete and Paul.

Donna M said...

I am updating my blog so you can check there for our news.

Anonymous said...

Happy 18 months to Pete! Miss you lots!
XO Lauren and Mark

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