Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Little Tate

While I'm at posting, I should put up a few things about my kiddos that I always "think" about and never do.

Our sweet, sweet, little Tatey-Bug...
I haven't written much about tate on here, but let it be known that it has no stance on where this little guy stands in my heart.

I couldn't have had more different children. Tate is such a little love bug. I finally got a cuddly kid, 'cause Teagan is NOT cuddly and has never been that way since the moment he was born. Tate has always been very little in size, measuring with in the 30th percentile and Teagan was always measuring in the 75th - 90th percentile. Tate will still have his daddy's hair color, but has my skin tone. Unfortunatley, Teagan got his dad's skin tone and we have to make sure to spray him down with SPF 50 every 30 minutes when we are in the sun. lol

Tate is such a little character and is our comic relief. He is very animated and jibber jabbers all day long. (Seriously, he doesn't stop talking.) He was already saying words at 11 months old and by the time he turned ONE (which I can't believe), he already had a vocabulary of about 15 words. He was even putting words together, like "Bye Bye Daddy!". Our doctor told me, "Now don't feel bad when I say this, but Tate is a FREAK OF NATURE! Kids just don't say that many words yet and he is far advanced above children that are doing well." Now, that made me such a proud mommy!

Tatey started crawling at 8 months and then walking at 12 months. He still looks so little, it is hard to believe that such big words come out of his little body that is walking around. One day we were at Walmart and he was saying "Bubbles" and pointing to the bubbles... and this lady stopped and said, "My WORD... that is a very large word coming out of this little baby! How old is he?" He pretty much mimics anything you tell him to say. He can even say "Turtle", "Cracker", "Purple", along with the simple ones - mama, papa, daddy, bye bye. He calls yogurt, "Yogi" and he even calls Teagan, "Teagy". He calls Honey Coco, "Coco".

And if you didn't know, I will tell you this little blip on the side. My kids call their grandma's "Honey". Teagan just started calling them "Honey" one day. We are not sure if it's because Jeremy's dad calls Lona "Honey" all the time or if it's because everyone calls Teagan "Honey". But he calls Lona "Honey Lona" and my mom "Honey Coco". I think it's the cutest name ever. I couldn't have come up with a better name for "grandma" on my own. Tate can even say "Honey", but it's not one of the easier words that he says very often.

But, back to Tate... He has absolutely no interest in sign language like Teagan did. And he doesn't care to watch any of the Baby Einstein movies like Teagan did either. They pretty much don't like any of the same toys or foods as one another. But, just as Teagan did, he started playing with cars and trucks and making sound effects for them right away. I don't know how boys just know how to do that at such a young age, but they do.

And that's my short update on Tate. :)

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