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18 Months

 M(om): Joash, can you believe it?

J(oash): Believe what Mom?

M: You are 18 months old already! 1 1/2 years old! What a big boy you are!

J: Thanks Mom! I like being a big boy. I like it when you let me sit next to you on the couch or put me in a chair by myself. I like that I can run around outside and pick up lots of fun things like rocks and pine cones.

M: It is fun to see all of the different things you do everyday. What else do you like to do?
J: Oh, the same things as always, really. But now I really like to push my trucks and tractors. I like to push them back and forth with you. And I like to put my animals in the barn and say the sounds they make. I also like to point out things on pictures, including people like Oma and Opa.

M: Any new things you can do?

J: I can go down the stairs by myself now. And I sometimes like to give you a hug and a kiss.
M: That is really nice. What new words can you say?

J: A lot of them. Oma, Opa, apple, bath, bed, wall, wow, hi, bowl. There are probably more, but I can't remember them now.

M: Sleep update?

J: I only take one nap now. I have been getting up with sun lately, but now that you put things over my windows, I sleep long again.

M: And food?

J: I love to eat the food I like. My new favorite are raisins. Thanks for letting me try them.

M: No problem Joash. Thanks for talking to me.

J: I love you Mom!

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