i’m sure samuel’s nearly cracked the walking thing. he’s so much more steady now (thank goodness) which means i can do other stuff than just prop him up all day. much relief at that! he cruises round the furniture and toddles off with his truck quite happily.
it’s a busy life being one -and-a-bit. as well as walking, he’s hard at work growing teeth, bringing the total to 10. and (if you’ll excuse the unashamed pride with which i am about to write this) he can say 17 words as well as a host of animal noises! what’s that? you want to know the whole list? oh ok then, seeing as you’re making me tell you…
mumma, dadda, cat, rabbit, yeah, byebye, more, yum yum, hiya, fish, bear, ball, tractor, head, ear, broom broom, and wait for it… giraffe
we also get moo, grr, ee ee, sss, baabaa, maow, quack, cluck, zzz and a funny attempt at neighing
thank you for indulging me. in fairness, samuel’s not been the fastest to learn to sit, roll, crawl or walk, and i’m sure he isn’t the only one year old to speak, but as a teacher, it’s the development of his language and his aquisition of knowledge and understanding that i find so interesting and as his mummy, it makes me very excited!
with all these animal sounds accumulating, we thought a trip to the farm was in order to give them a proper useage!
here’s samuel trying to chat to chickens