Well it's high time for a Gulliver Loves post. Don't think that we've been too busy to enjoy good quality time with Gulliver! We are loving every day with our little man and say to ourselves all the time how lucky we are to be his parents and how much we love parenthood. So here's the latest. Oh, and by the way, he is now 17 months.
Gulliver loves stacking and nesting toys. I just bought him some stacking/nesting cups from IKEA for $2.50 and it has been money well spent.
Gulliver loves outside. We need to make sure he gets lots of play time outside. He loves balls and says "ball!" every time he sees one, which includes driving past the UVU electronic sign on university parkway, which flashes the image of a basketball, and pulling into my brother's driveway, since there are balls and play things in the yard. In fact, Gulliver has started saying "ball" when we get off the freeway, on our way to my brother's house. Because Gulliver is a genius baby.
Gulliver loves strawberries and bananas.
Gulliver loves giving kisses and hugs, which he will do by request.
Gulliver doesn't love getting in trouble. He is a very sensitive soul and if he realizes that he's hurt you, he will cry. His little quivering chin, which is reserved only for guilt-induced crying, is pretty much the most adorable thing I have ever seen.
Gulliver still loves my unlockable baking cupboard.
Gulliver loves going up and down stairs like a big boy, which means that he'll go up or down normally, but holding my hand. Otherwise, he goes backwards and is very very good on the stairs. In fact, for the most part, we have stopped using the baby gate. I love it when he sees a step that he's going to want to get down, and starts moving backwards for several feet in anticipation of the step.
Gulliver loves his cousins. We are very happy to live near his cousins on both sides. They love to see him and he loves to see and play with them!
Gulliver loves some of the applications I put on my iPad for him. However, he pretty much hates my favorite one. It is a matching game with fun music, great graphics, and terrifying animal noises. He backs away from me any time I open up that app. As soon as I change it, he comes near again and plays.
Gulliver loves chocolate chips. He bounces and shuffles and makes excited noises any time I take them out. (see also, Gulliver loves baking cupboard)
Gulliver loves praying, which is also pretty much the most adorable thing ever. Usually he clasps his baby hands but tonight, he was folding his arms, bowing his head, closing his eyes, and peeking while speaking gibberish.
Gulliver loves talking. Most of it is gibberish, but there sure is a steady stream of it.
Gulliver loves his belly button. And I love him showing it to me, so I ask to see it several times a day. The other day, he stole my small stepping stool, put it in front of the full length mirror, climbed on top, and pulled up his shirt so that he could stare at his own belly button.
SHOE whenever we get his shoes on or off.
CHEESE whenever I offer him cheese.
CRACKER, which still means milk, or cracker.
COOKIE, but only in reference to Cookie Monster.
DADA, especially when we are walking into the master bedroom to wake dada up.
BUPA for his Grandpa. He even says this when we pull up in front of their house.
WHAT? I've decided that I'd like to claim this as my name, since he says it all the time, but never calls me mama. Gulliver says what whenever the phone rings, and randomly throughout the day. He doesn't say "Do what?" as often anymore, but it's almost as if the "what" has really become more of a question and more urgent.
OOOOO? Whenever he's pretending to be on the phone. The other day, he found a jump drive and pretended that was a phone.
TICKLE, which he pronounces CACOL and makes a tickling motion on his body. This comes from reading books with his grandma.
NOH, which actually means NOSE. He rounds his mouth very exaggeratedly when doing this.
BALL, although he can't say the LLs, so it is pronounced with a slight W sound at the end.
We adore every precious minute of having him in our lives!!
-- Post From My iPad, with apologies for the typos and for the self righteousness of admitting I have an iPad.