Mastered Skills (most kids can do)
Plays with ball - James loves to play with balls right now, he really likes to play fetch with Mac and the two of them are so cute together.
Uses three words regularly - James uses a lot of words, I'm not sure if I would call them regularly, but he knows the usuals "mama", "dada", "hi", and "bye"
Walks backward - Nope, we are still not walking at all.
Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)
Scribbles with a crayon - Yes, James has learned that if we go to a restaurant, he will usually get to play with the crayons they give out to kids. The only problem is that he wants to eat them.
Runs - Nope, we are still not walking...
Adopts "no" as his favorite word - Not yet, but I can see this coming at any time now. James does not like to hear the word no, even if you're telling the dog not to do something. He's more and more of a toddler everyday, meaning he has more and more little tantrums. He will definitely let you know if he's not happy, we usually try to ignore and redirect. Although he will get upset, James rebounds and moves on very quickly.
Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)
"Helps" around the house - One of James' favorite things to do right now is to "organize" his toys into random boxes and compartments of toys. He is learning to put his toys away, but we have a long way to go on that one.
Puts his fingers to his mouth and says "shhh" - No, James doesn't do this. I'm not sure he's even seen anyone do this, so it doesn't surprise me.
On the 19th, James goes to see Dr. Chander, his awesome pediatrician, so I will post his height and weight then.