I don't know where he learned this, but Fox randomly just puts his pointer fingers to his cheeks and gives a super high-pitched, gleeful "EEEeeeeeee!"^^^as seen above. Oh what a fun age this is. It seems like Fox is learning and showing off new skills each day -mostly new words. It's so great to be able to understand so many more of his little requests now. It's always so hard when you know your little one really needs something from you, but you just can't understand each other. So his increasing vocabulary has been a huge blessing. Some new words include: motorcycle, catch, I got it, Mickey Mouse, sandwich, and mess. Part of getting older has also been growing more independent. Right now, Fox's favorite toys are the ones in our neighbors' yards. So instead of playing at the playground at the park, or walking with me to the mailbox, this kid always ends up wandering away and in someone's left-out wagon/toy car/toy shopping cart ...and then never wants to go home. Camaron handles it much better than I do right now.
Fox is also pretty obsessed with keys right now. Sometimes it's actual keys, other times it's earbud cords. For some reasons, he thinks that the end that you plug in is a key, so he usually brings one with him to the mailbox to try and unlock all of the mailboxes:) Fox is also big on helping right now. He especially loves helping clean up messes. Sometimes I won't even notice he's spilled something until he runs into the kitchen to grab a rag and then begins dapping the carpet or couch saying "uh oh" or "mess." The best was last night when I was crying (who knows why), and Fox saw my tears, then ran to the kitchen chanting "mess, mess, mess"and then came back with a rag to clean off my messy face:)
Fox also still has a ridiculous obsession with yogurt and graham crackers. He still loves to color (whether with crayons, pens, colored pencils, or sidewalk chalk), and I loooooove it. And he loves to point out the "baby" (my stomach) and give it kisses. Presh. And one of mine and Camaron's new favorite things to do with Fox is to discuss his dreams each night before bed. Once Fox is all tucked in, we ask him who he's going to dream about -then we go through all of our family members and all of Fox's favorite animals. I enjoy it almost as much as Fox enjoys grabbing and wearing a hat each time we enter Target (neither of us enjoys always having to give them back at checkout).