You are a few days away from turning 14 months old, and you are the light of our lives. You run everywhere. You are still very peculiar. I often find you hiding in some odd little corner, eating a cardboard book.
You are your big brother’s shadow, copying everything he does. Watching the two of you play together is such a joy. You love to play hide-and-seek, sing songs, clap your hands, and yell “WHEE!” You can also now say the following words coherently: hi, bye-bye, uh-oh, Mama, Dada, bath, Mava (Maverick), yummy, Grandma (but she hasn’t heard you say it yet), baby, milk, and hot.
My favorite is “yummy” because you really enjoy eating and you often exclaim “YUMMY!” during a meal … this makes me happy. When you are hungry, you walk over to your high chair and say “nom nom nom,” which is something I wish I could take credit for teaching you but unfortunately I cannot. I have no idea where you learned this.
You have a ton of teeth, I’ve given up counting at this point. You love to take baths and play outside. You are now a very good sleeper. Finally. You really put me through it the first year, but I think you’re going to be a pretty easy kid. Every day I feel thankful that I get to watch you lick the floor and cabinets (another pastime of yours), instead of dropping you off at daycare so I can go work in a stuffy office.