12 months old

This is a bit late but here are Elijah’s 12 month pictures with the monkey.  He is more mobile everyday and taking a few unassisted steps here and there.  He is saying a few words, mama, dada, duck (guck), dog (gah), book (kah).  He mostly says the second syllable of the word. He loves to read books and turn the pages.  The Spot books are a big hit right now b/c of the flip up parts.  He loves to open and close things and to turn off light switches.   He still loves to drum and pound on the piano and loves it when Aaron plays the guitar.  He likes to pound on the side while he plays.  He LOVES dogs, especially Plato and likes to pull on his ears when he gets the chance.  He is starting to notice other animals when we are out on walks, squirrels, bunnies, birds. Ducks are his favorite toy animal, we haven’t come across any real ducks yet.

10 months old

I swear I just did his 9 month post.  This is going way too fast.  My baby is 10 months old.  Holy cow.  This shoot was fun but more challenging.  It is getting more difficult to keep him in the chair.  He has 4 teeth now. Two on top and two on bottom.  He enjoys grinding them together.  He has learned to clap and loves doing it!  He is getting better at standing up on his own when he has something to hold on to but he is still scooting on his tummy.  Any day now he’ll figure out the crawling thing.  Enjoy!

You can’t really tell but his is about to throw himself forward in this picture.

Same here.

Oooo a wooden elephant, that will temporarily keep me in the chair.

Yay, let’s clap!

Clapping, Clapping

Clap, Clap, Clap