Evan update

It’s been quite a while since we posted about Evan, so here’s how he’s doing. Since he’s learning things so fast, this is probably one of the last times he’ll have a small enough number of skills that I can come close to listing them all.

Evan knows the following signs, a few of which he made up on his own: fish/water, light, nurse, tree, butt (he made that one up!), ceiling fan, pick me up

Here are the words he uses (and means): hi, mom, dad, duck, dog, kitty cat, good girl, uh oh, on, off, this, that, light, quack, bow wow, again, three, Gram, car, cup, go

He’s picked up the following tricks:

  • Turning a lightswitch on and off when you ask him to
  • Opening doors
  • Singing along to the Wiggle’s song “Bow Wow” (he just sings Bow Wow over and over!)
  • Knowing when “Bow Wow” is coming up in the video
  • Recognizing the Bow Wow song just from the rhythm section. The Wiggles sometimes use the backing track to teach a new dance
  • Dancing to the Wiggle’s “Teddy Bear Song”
  • Dancing and singing to the Wiggle’s “Quack Quack” song
  • Running and spinning in circles
  • Using the hokey to pick up his spilled cereal
  • Making a siren sound when he plays with his firetruck
  • Drinking from his cup and taking it to the fridge for a refill
  • Reading his book about cats and pointing out the “good girl” on every page and the fish at the end
  • Pretending to eat and drink play food
  • Riding his rocking horse while pointing out all the “good girls” on the calendar
  • Pretending to talk on the phone, and on anything else that remotely looks like a phone
  • Kicking himself in the head when you say “Boot to the head!”
  • Saying “Three!” when he wants water dumped on his head in the bathtub
  • Grabbing your hand and asking you to continue tickling him
  • Giving hugs when requested
  • Sitting on people’s laps when they’re sitting on the floor
  • Petting Ginger very gently and calling her “good girl”
  • Building towers with his wooden blocks and assembling his legos
  • Sorting things into boxes or taking them out
  • Sharing his water bottle with you, and insisting you take a drink
  • Tipping his head toward you to ask you to put a hat on his head
  • Climbing up and down the stairs using many different and terrifying techniques
  • Slide down a slide by himself (face first of course…)
  • Running to the stairs when you say it’s time to go somewhere
  • Sticking his finger in his mouth and blowing when you show him how to “Shh!”
  • Helping put on his shoes
  • Doing the “Mokey Dance” (similar to the “pee pee dance”) when he’s impatient or excited
  • Whispering “whap!” when anyone tosses a ball

We’ve been trying to capture his new “tricks” on video, but he gets a little camera shy!

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  1. I AM SO GLAD TO HEAR FROM YOU. SINCE WE DON’T GET TO SEE EVAN VERY OFTEN, ITS A THRILL TO GET THIS UPDATE. IT SOUNDS LIKE HE IS GROWING UP FAST. GIVE HIM A BIG HUG FOR ME. LOVE YOU GRANDMA

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