21 Months

I'm pretty in denial that our baby boy is now 21 months old. How can we possibly already be planning his 2nd birthday party? Time reeeeally needs to slow down, please. In the meantime, we are loving every minute of watching our sweet son grow.
Prepare yourself for some picture overload...
I haven't done a monthly update in so long (bad blogging mommy!), and I realize that 21 months is a random age to recap. But Bear is doing so many funny, note-worthy things right now that it'd be a shame not to record some of them.
Things To Remember:
-Knows all of the alphabet (has since 17 months) and points at signs, t-shirts, and everything else to sound out letters.
-Goes to bed about 9:30pm, wakes up about 9am. Takes a 2-3 hour afternoon nap.
-Loves running any and everywhere, especially when Daddy says "On your mark, get set, GO!".
-A few of his main words are "Mama, Dada, eeeez (for both cheese & please), ball, nose, ear, bye, and yeah.
-Crazy about his grandparents. He asks for "Du" & "Ba" multiple times a day.
-Begs for DumDums and Airheads. (insert wide-eyed emoji here)
-Enjoys being outside more than anything, especially at the park with swings & slides.
-Bath-time would go on for 2 hours+ if we'd let it.
-Favorite color is "boo".
-Favorite foods are mac 'n cheese, grilled cheese, black beans, & burritos.
-Favorite books are Squiggly Fish, Frosty the Snowman, and Brown Bear Brown Bear.
-Has the funniest, loudest fake laugh that he does at the most random times.
-Just starting to really like trains and building blocks.
-Dances by bobbing his knees up and down anytime he hears music.
-Any time he hears the Happy Birthday song, he gets the biggest grin and totally thinks it's his birthday (so we play along).
-Knows almost every animal noise, including dinosaur (raaaawr) and turkey (shakes his head back and forth making a clucking noise).
-Best friend is Peyton, and lets her know this by showering her with kisses every time he sees her.
I've said this a thousand times, but it really is such a joy watching our little man grow and learn. Skinned-knees are a constant, grilled cheeses are served up daily, and bedtime is often a struggle, but we wouldn't have it any other way. We are so proud to be Bear's parents and we have had the time of our lives the past 21 months.
We love you, Bear Clayton!