The babies turned 11 months 2 weeks ago, but I took a break from the computer for the Holidays and now I'm behind!
12-18 month clothes
His walker is by far is favorite toy. He walks all over the house with it and he knows how to control it and move it where he wants it to go. He just walks and walks and walks.
He loves mac n cheese and ham. He's a pretty picky eater and won't try anything unless I shove it in his mouth really quickly and then he determines if he likes it or not. If he doesn't like it (usually veggies), he spits it out immediately. If he does like it, he takes a second to think about it and if it doesn't get spit out, then we're good to continue.
Walking everywhere with his walker and bullying his sister (more on that later).
He's a really good sleeper and napper once he actually lays down to go to sleep. He usually stands up and plays with Chloe for about 20 minutes before laying down. He also likes to jump up and down in his crib before he lays down. He's also gotten attached to one of his blankets and he likes to play with it right before he falls asleep.
He no longer army crawls. He surprised us by actually crawling on all fours all the time now. He walks with the walker and stands alone. He drinks out of a sippy cup and can self feed pretty good. He is even trying to "help" feed himself with a spoon. He waves "bye bye" and "hello" and he loves to clap. He has 2 teeth and we are still waiting on that third tooth to come in on the top. It's almost there!
Words: Dada, Mama, Bye Bye, Night Night (his own version)
He is starting to become more independent because of the walker. We chase after him like we're going to "get" him and he takes off running with the walker! He still cuddles if he is sleepy or doesn't feel good. He still does crazy arms (they now do it at the same time!) and he still growls. He's a little bit better about sharing except when it comes to the walker. We now have a problem with pushing and hitting when she has something he wants. He is very much a daddy's boy and he lights up when he sees David. He picks up on things very fast now. Yesterday, I took him shopping with me and this little boy ran up to us and said "hi" and I looked at Connor and he was waving and smiling at the boy. I know that's a small thing but it made me realize that he's turning into a little person more and more every day.
12-18 month clothes
Her Moo Moo. She's starting to carrying it everywhere. She also likes the walker when Connor isn't taking it away from her. And she likes this ride on/rocking bike that my mom gave them.
Bananas are her favorite but she's pretty good about eating anything we give her. She isn't picky like Connor.
She loves to play with ALL of her toys. She goes from one toy to the next and likes to pull them all out. She still loves to play peek a boo and now does it herself. When we say "Where's Chloe?", she covers her face with a burp rag, bib, or her moo moo and then pulls it down and smiles and giggles when we say "There she is!".
She's a good sleeper and napper and now she just sits in her crib and plays until Connor wakes up or until we go and get her. She very rarely cries for someone to come get her when she wakes up. It's like she's waiting for everyone else to wake up.
She is almost a walker! She takes 3-5 steps on her own before she gets down to crawl the rest of the way. But she walks really well when we walk beside her and hold her hand. She feeds herself and drinks from a sippy cup. Words: Dada, Mama, uh oh, all done (her version), and she mimics us when we say I Love You.
She has become more of a cuddler than she used to be. She likes to crawl up into our laps and sit there while we play on the floor. She follows us both around but I think she's a little bit more of a mama's girl instead of a daddy's girl (for now). She is very sweet and will lean in to hug or kiss us (mostly David) and I've seen her give kisses to her Moo Moo and her teddy bear while I was watching her on the monitor. She loves Connor and she watches him all the time and copies whatever he is doing. She loves her morning cartoons. She loves to talk. I usually wake up to her talking softly on the monitor to herself. She also loves to sing, her own little songs of course. She also likes to jabber REALLY loudly sometimes when she wants us to look at her.