Let's see. In a 24 hour period, D managed to climb out of his big-boy bed for the first time since he started sleeping there 9 months ago, climb fully-clothed into the bath water I was running, and help himself to the contents of the fridge while I jumped in the shower. Sweet. He also decided that it was finally time to start adding the second and third syllables to words - so fun! He's stringing more words together, too, so I feel like we're getting closer to actual conversations. He's just starting to get the concept of opposites, which is super cute. And he can actually jump off the ground completely with both feet! He knows his numbers up to 14 and likes to shout the numbers of the grocery store aisles as we pass them. He knows about 75% of his letters, and his current favorite is "du-ble" for W. He's also currently obsessed with whales and sharks, so we went to the library tonight to do some "research." But of course, I forgot to bring the camera. D has a future as a D.J., I think. He's obsessed with selecting his "own" music and then controlling the buttons (purposefully) to replay only the song segments he likes. He's doing better with Sisaye, although we're still working on being gentle and sharing. But he's come a long way in just a few weeks, and there are definitely some emerging signs of friendship.
Whew. Consider the previous paragraph stream of conscience style. And in case those words were too much for you, here is the man [not] speaking for himself: