Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Introducing the little monkey

K was born in March last year, making him almost 14 months old now. My main job nowadays is Mum, although I have recently started going out to work one day a week and H's mum comes over to look after K then. He is generally a contented little monkey who keeps his Mum and Dad very entertained.

One of K's favourite activities is eating:

As long as you let him feed himself, with his fingers, he is happy. He'll have a go at eating most things, but he is a particular fan of mini tomatoes, bananas and other fruit. He's also keen on anything in the carbohydrate category and, for that matter, the protein category. We've discovered that it's best to offer him his meal a little at a time. Otherwise, he eats the 'best' bit and just drops everything else on the floor. This way, however, he will eat pretty much everything, as long as he can't see the rest of the mini tomatoes waiting for him...

One of the most popular toys at the moment is the shape-shorter, although he can only really put the cylinders in with confidence now.

And of course, just taking the lid off and waving it about is always good for a laugh too.

K is not yet walking by himself, but he cruises around well holding onto the furniture. I've also found out recently that he can climb up onto the coffee table and sit on top of it looking very proud of himself. I'm guessing that that was also the source of the 'thud-long pause-loud scream' sequence the other day...

When people ask me if K is talking yet I say not yet, but I think a more accurate answer is yes, but we don't yet understand what he's saying. Cats, dogs and birds get a definite verbal reaction, as does Daddy as he arrives home each day.

Other favourite things at the moment: music (listening to it and producing it!), looking at books, going out in the car, playing peek-a-boo around the sofa and running away when you're trying to change his nappy...

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