I haven’t done Cooper update since he turned a year. After one year the monthly updates become a bit much, but he has developed so much lately, I feel we are overdue!
So, what’s been happening? Well, first of all the little guy learned to walk in January and life is hectic! It wasn’t that all of a sudden he just got up and walked but rather slowly over time he started taking a few steps here and there and then, he was just walking. And now running. Everywhere. And vehemently pulls his hand away if I try to hold it. Oy vey.
We are also talking a lot! For a long time he only said “mama” “dada” and “bye, bye” (his favorite). Now, however, we’ve added in a whole new repertoire of “night, night” “Apple” and a sound version of “all gone/all done”. But even if he isn’t speaking tons of words, he clearly understands what I’m saying. When I say “where is your wagon”, he leaves the room and goes to get it and brings it back. When I say “where is your head?”, he puts his hands on his head! And the other day when I could not find where he put my phone, he pointed to it!
Speaking of phones… Favorite toy ever! He is always “talking” on the phone. He is good friends with Siri and they regularly converse, although the conversation mostly consists of her saying “sorry, I didn’t get that.” Haha. He is also a wizard at the iPhone and will hand it to you so you can unlock it. Everything is touch screen with a swipe!
He has also become an excellent little mimic with some of his favorite moves being: crossing his arms, winking (yes, that’s right! I’ve got a little ladies man on my hands), sighing, and pointing with one finger. I guess I must do that a lot when I say “no!” He had also learned to blow a kiss (my favorite).
I feel like all of a sudden he has a Personality with a capital P. He has started doing this hilarious dance where he shrugs his shoulders when he hears music. It is beyond adorable! He also laughs hysterically at things especially other kids and videos of himself! Oh and he is a big fan of coming to give mummy a hug and saying “mama”. Ok that is actually my favorite.