Thursday, March 19, 2009

1 year, 4 weeks

Have I mentioned that there's a monkey in our house?

A very busy monkey.
Who takes measurements for drapes.

A monkey who is also a ham...

...and a tongue-thruster.

A monkey who likes the water.

And who likes to hang upside down.

Our little monkey is 22 lbs 10 oz (50th percentile) and 31.5 inches tall (85 percentile), and in good health aside from a little ear infection.

We've been going to the playground a lot after I pick him up from daycare. He likes checking out the jungle gym and the bouncy animals (those large plastic animals on springs that kids sit and bounce on--what are they called?). He's also intrigued by the wood chips that cover the area and likes to throw them around.

The best purchase we've made of late is a set of 3 balls, a little football, basketball and soccer ball. He LOVES them! He rolls them everywhere, scoots after them, and rolls them some more. It's really too cute when he rolls one under the couch and he bends down to peer after it. They're small enough that he can pick one up with one hand, so I'm sure he'll be throwing them soon enough. What's pretty funny is that he's testing out other things to see if they roll the same way.

He's started dancing a bit. Nonno and Nonnie sent him an Easter Bunny that sings a song and waggles his ears. Zack shakes his head and bounces along to it whenever it's playing its tune.

I haven't done a food update lately (and you probably haven't missed it). His new favorite things are clementines and blueberries. We can't give him blueberries at the start of a meal or he won't eat anything else. He also really likes avocados, mangoes, tofu, pasta, Grandma's macaroni and cheese recipe, cheese, carrots, peas....he's not too picky of an eater, really.

Enjoy the first day of Spring!

1 comment:

Mom/Nonnie said...

I love that he dances around with the bunny. It reminds me of Tyler at that age. Whenever we played the Halleluiah Chorus, Tyler recognized it immediately, and did his own little dance/march to it. We can't attribute these likenesses to the same genes, however!