Once Emmett turned one I decided to stop doing the monthly updates because I just knew I was never going to keep up with them. He’s been learning so much though and has all of these funny quirks that I thought I’d write a little post about what he’s like now, at 14 months old! Here are the current things he’s loving:
1. Reading “If I were a Monkey”
Auntie Becca gave him this touch and feel book for his birthday and he just loves it!
2. Eating PB&J
I’ve introduced Emmett to the amazingness of peanut butter and jelly and he’s a huge fan.
3. Listening to the Okee Dokee Brothers station on Pandora
He starts swaying and smiling as soon as we turn them on! Luckily for me, it’s kids music that sounds folky/bluegrassy so it’s not annoying at all!
4. Playing with balls
His absolute favorite thing to do right now is play fetch with himself all over the house. He’ll throw a ball (he has a good arm!) and then chase it so he can throw it again. He’ll even practice throwing when he doesn’t have a ball in his hand, haha! The only downside is now he throws everything. Including his food.
Other funny things that he does:
-He learned to climb up on the chair and always seems to do it right when Wheel of Fortune is starting so he can get a close look.
-He loves taking pop cans out of the pantry and carrys them around. The other day he put a can of ginger ale in the toilet.
-He loves to bring people their shoes. It’s especially funny to watch him bring a pair of Ryan’s heavy shoes to him at once time – one in each hand!
-He learned how to reach the light switch from his crib so it’s funny to look at him on the monitor in the morning and he’s standing up with the lights on.
-He still drinks milk out of his bottle in the morning and before he goes to bed but we’ve pretty much cut all bottles out during the day so I guess that’s a step in the right direction!
I think that’s it for now! It is so fun to watch him play and develop into such a content, brave, thoughtful kid (and not really a baby anymore!)