He took his FIRST STEPS this month at Uncle Paul and Aunt Laura's house in Utah! In the same spot his cousin took her first steps a few months ago! He hasn't begun seriously walking yet, but he can take 2-4 steps so far! He gets SO excited and happy :) It's like he knows he's doing something really special! He loves eating big boy food (peanut butter and honey/jelly sandwiches are his new favorite food!). And he loves eating things in big boy ways: for example, he wants his bananas in big chunks he can hold and bite himself now, not tiny bite sized pieces and same thing with apples :)
David LOVES animals - books about animals, animals in person, and also learning animal sounds! He can do sounds for lion, snake, dog, cow and sheep so far! On a musical note, Caleb and I were both singing to him one time, and he started "singing" along with us! "aaaahhhhhh" "aaaaaahhhhhh" :) It was so cute! I took a mental "picture" of that moment, because I knew it was one I'd want to remember forever: the first time Caleb and I have sung with one of our children....it won't be the last, I'm sure!
Once, we were in a church nursery and they had a pretend kitchen with food and dishes. David had never been around one before, but it was like he knew just what to do! He started grabbing food and dishes and pretending to eat from them and feed me too! I was just amazed...no one had to teach him that! Guess what's on his Christmas wish list this year? ;)
This month has also been a tough one for teething...he is cutting 5 teeth currently (4 of them being eye teeth, which I've heard are the most painful and difficult for babies). He is an extreme trooper though, and I am very excited that after these 5 come in, he only needs one more and he's done until his later back molars! Whew!
Well, I could really go on and on...like I said, it's been a busy month of milestones! Here are the few quick shots I got of David the other day (a little late) for his 14-month photo shoot. Since he's on the move all the time now and also not always feeling up to lots of smiles for the camera (because of teething) it was a very quick photo shoot :) Maybe I'll capture more next month! Enjoy!
|This is a common practice...finger (or fingers) in mouth and lots of chomping! Can't wait til these teeth get through!|
|Appropriate book for him, don't you think?! :)|
|Who took our baby and replaced him with a toddler?!?|