It is so crazy that my baby is becoming a miniature person with his own little agenda. David has become quite independent over the last few months. He LOVES to play play play and completely entertains himself by toddling from one toy to the other. Often times, he makes you feel like you just might be in his way simply because you are trying to play alongside him. He has things to do and is on the move. There is no containing this little guy! He scurries from one room to the next and has showed no signs of slowing down. Thank goodness for the baby gate!!! This past month has brought so much fun and lots of laughing. He has become really communicative although we don't have any words yet. He has started imitating us occasionally and as a result goes around the house saying "Hush" all day. One day he heard me yell "Hush!" at Marley and he has not let the word go since. As of now though, no real English, just lots of pointing and noisemaking/grunting/babbling. He loves to drive his little cars all over the floor while making a rumbling engine noise. I think he learned this from his Daddy. It is pretty cute. In other news, he has been boycotting vegetables and has shown quite a liking for spicy food. He is obsessed with taco meat and Santa Fe soup. He LOVES to eat and has developed an awful habit of begging for the food off your plate. We are working on this and it has resulted in quite a few melt downs. Let's just say he might have a little bit of a stubborn streak on the rise :). Also, we have been trying to sneak some healthy food into his system by making black bean cakes with corn and peas. So far, he doesn't seem to notice and loves it!! Yay! We will see how long this lasts....We welcome any creative ways of getting healthy food into kids during picky phases!!!
Happy 13 months little man!! We love your guts and are so thankful for all the joy you bring us.