Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Joshua Ryan, you are 13 months old today and while you were just starting to take some steps before your first birthday, I would say within the last week, walking has become your primary mode of transportation. Granted, you still fall down quite a bit and depending on how tired you are, it sometimes seems like the end of the world. Most the time though, you just hop right back up and move on to the next thing.
You love exploring all the different sounds you can make and I have to say that you can be quite loud. We still don't really hear any words beyond "mama" and "dada" with the occasional "Emma" but a couple of weeks ago, you walked from Daddy to me and when I said "You did it!", you responded with "I did it!". Daddy heard it clearly too. You also repeated after me this weekend "All done" after dinner. We know you have lots of words floating around in that head and one of these days you will get them all worked out.
I would say that your favorite toys right now are any kind of cars and you even have the "vroom, vroom" noise down when you push them along. You have the sweetest smile and make the funniest faces; I can't even begin to catalog all the expressions you have but needless to say, you crack us up. This past month you got your first official pair of shoes since there really wasn't any need before you were walking. At first you didn't quite know what to make of them but are a total pro now. Thanks to your new ability to walk, you will probably get to move up to the older class at daycare at some point in October. We can't wait to see all the new things you pick up hanging out with the older kids. Happy 13 months big man!
I wrote this post earlier today and unfortunately now have to add that you have your first broken bone at 13 months; more to come on that one but definitely not the best way to round out a great month.