19 Months of Odin Edward

June 29th marked 19 months since Odin was born. It’s been the most exciting adventure of our lives, and we can’t believe how much Odin had changed since he was born. He is such a little boy now with the most hilarious personality and a belly laugh that can make the gloomiest days awhile lot brighter.

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Here are some of Odin’s favourite things right now:

  • Animals – Odin loves all types of animals. We take him for walks everyday down the street to check out the cows, horses and other farm animals. He waves to all of them and says “hi!”.
  • His cousins – We got to visit with Thomas and Matthew on the weekend and Odin loves these two so much. He searched all over my aunt’s house looking for them after they left.
  • Swimming – Odin is such a confident little guy in the water, which makes me so happy. He already loves splashing around and jumping in from the side.
  • The vacuum – Odin loves the vacuum cleaner so much that we bought him a toy Dyson so that we can actually get our vacuuming done without it turning into a fight over the vacuum cleaner.
  • Fruit – this kid cannot get enough watermelon. He also loves cantaloupe, bananas, honey dew melon, grapes, strawberries, raspberries and occasionally blackberries and blueberries.
  • Goodnight Moon – Odin’s favourite book by far is Goodnight Moon. You can hide it in a mix of all his other books and he will find it in two seconds. He brings the book to us and climbs in our lap, then insists that we read it to him 30 times in  row.
  • Jimmy Fallon and The Roots – We PVR the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, which Odin is currently obsessed with. He loves when Hashtag the Panda dances and he loves when the Roots perform. Not to mention the odd appearance from Jeff the Animal Guy.
  • The Cheesecake Factory – No matter which city we are in, Odin is definitely aware when he is at the Cheesecake Factory. He loves the bread and bananas that they give him when we arrive, and of course he loves sneaking some bites from mommy’s cheesecake.
  • Running – not surprising, but Odin started walking on his own at 9.5 months and shortly after started running everywhere. He definitely gets this from me.
  • Mega Bloks – Odin could build with his blocks for hours. He loves building tall towers and matching his blocks by colour.
  • Storytelling – Odin tells some pretty lengthy stories. Mostly just gibberish, but his favourite words right now are hi, bye, kitty, uh oh, and tay-tou (thank you).
  • His wagon – Odin loves his wagon. Whether it’s riding in the wagon or pulling it up the road by himself, he can’t get enough of it.

Odin’s Obsessions

I wanted to keep a list of some of Odin’s favourite things as he grows up. Every stage of his life has been so exciting, but the past few months have been extra fun as he learns to get around and eat all by himself.

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Now at 11 months old, here are some of Odin’s favourite things:

Of Monsters and Men: Odin was never a big fan of “baby music”. I don’t know if it’s because he heard the Of Monsters and Men cd “My Head is an Animal” on repeat while he was in my belly, but this cd is his favourite. We have even taken him to see the band in concert. If he is fussy, all I have to do is pop this cd in and all is right in my little man’s world.

Boon snack containers: We have the Boon Snack Ball and the Caterpillar Stack. Both of these are amazing containers for families on the go. I love the Caterpillar Stack because it is made up of three separate compartments, which means you can bring a variety of snacks along in a single container (and they won’t get crushed – bonus!). The Snack Ball is great too, as my son loves to shake it likes. Rattle and play with it even when he isn’t snacking.

Woody doll: Perhaps we should have named him Andy, but Odin takes his Woody doll from the Disney store with him everywhere. My favourite thing is when he holds hands with Woody when riding in his stroller. The two of them have been inseparable since Odin was two months old.

OBalls: The Rhino Toys Oballs are great for little ones who are learning to pick up objects. We have the football (shocking!), soccer ball, ball with a rattle inside and a variety of the regular OBalls in various sizes. Odin has been a fan of these since he was a few months old, but now he is starting to get the hang of playing catch with them.

Crocheted football hat: Before Odin was born, I purchased this crocheted football hat from SmallBeansBoutique on Etsy. The hat was incredibly warm and of super quality, so we ordered him another one for this winter. Being the football-loving family that we are, this hat is perfect!

Foods: Some of Odin’s favourite foods this month are bananas, cheese, multigrain Ritz crackers, pancakes, apple sauce and eggs. Odin has never really been a fan of baby food, so now that he is a bit older it’s been fun letting him eat the foods that we eat.