I’m glad you all appreciated our April Fools joke yesterday, though I have to admit…I’m a little worried that so many people thought it was true!! We did play hooky, but it was just Nutella and I. Curly really does love daycare and we try not to mess with his weekly routine much. Plus, we wanted a little couple time and had a really lovely, refreshing day together (no tattooing involved this time). See how I’m defending it though? There’s definitely a little bit of guilt involved, but we are very much looking forward to spending this weekend, which is supposed to be just as beautiful, with our boy…and will try to be outside with him as much as possible.
So Curly turned 11 months yesterday and we are starting to feel like we can’t refer to him as a “baby” anymore! He is such a little boy now, it’s crazy. We have noticed recently that his language skills are (finally) starting to blossom. He babbles much of the time now, and has started to mimic us when we repeat certain words. We’re pretty sure he knows the word “dog” and will frequently say “Da!” when he spots our dog, once or twice saying “Da-Ga!” He likes to play with the caps of his bottles, and paid very close attention to us when we repeated “CAP” over and over, trying to figure out how to make the hard ‘C’ sound himself. It ended up sounding like “Dat” or “Ta”, but he’s trying! We are overjoyed about his burgeoning language skills, since up to this point he’s been focused so much more on the physical.
No interest in walking yet, though he cruises very fast and will take steps if he’s in a good mood while we’re holding his hands (otherwise he just wants his hands back). He will also walk with his walker car toy, but it’s obvious he feels much safer crawling. He is into everything though, and you can’t turn your back on him for a minute!