So to say the last couple of months have been busy would be a huge understatement! I hate that I'm so late posting this, but I'm finally doing it now! Hopefully I won't get too confused with what you were doing last month and the current month. : )
You are a very, very busy little boy. This month we opened up your barrier (we'd been keeping you barricaded in the living room to play), and you've loved all the new places in the house you can explore. We've got the house babyproofed pretty well, but you always look to see if we forgot to put Reeses' water up. You love to splash in it and make a big mess if you find it within your reach.
You aren't walking yet, but you are a very, very fast crawler. You crawl like crazy chasing Ella and Troy. You also love to play "fetch" by yourself. You'll throw a ball or other toy across the room, and then crawl quickly to grab it and throw it again.
You are into EVERYTHING. You love to play with your toys and books. You are busy putting toys in baskets, buckets, or bowls. You love to "cook" (stir with a spoon or other object). You often carry your toys around as you crawl throughout the house.
For your first birthday we gave you a pillow pet and a super soft fluffy blanket. You LOVE them. You are so sweet with them, laying your head on them. You still love your Aiden and Anais blankets, and still like to chew on the tags. I'm thankful you like those swaddling blankets - so easy for us to carry around with us because they are lightweight and don't take up much space.
You have become quite the picky eater which is funny to me since you were a better eater than Ella or Troy when you were younger. You love bananas, yogurt, chicken, nutrigrain bars, grilled cheese, and quesadillas. You'll also eat other things, but you aren't consistent in what you like. One day you'll eat something, and the next you'll look at me like I'm crazy for giving you that food.
Signs you do: more (though you are "lazy" most of the time and do a modified clap instead of the official sign), finished
Words you say: Mama, Dada, Eh-wa! (Ella)
Favorite foods: Yogurt, chicken (especially chicken nuggets/strips), grilled cheese
Favorite activities/toys: Books, balls, little figurines (like Mickey Mouse), cars. You love to "put things in things" as well as throwing.
Luke @ 12 months
Troy @ 13 months
I didn’t start writing these monthly posts for Ella until she was 17 months old