So I'm a little late (2 weeks) on posting this, but better late than never and Elisha is doing so many cute things right now that I really want to remember but will probably forget in a few months.
Eli is at such a fun age right now and has such a fun personality. For the most part he's a very happy, laid back, easy going kid... unless it's close to nap time and you take away something he wants, then he violently throws himself onto the floor with no regard for his own safety.
He has been walking for 3 months now and is completely stable. He walks with purpose back and forth across our house, often dragging a chair or toy along for the ride. As he walks he usually keeps his left arm bent and keeps his right arm straight, swinging it dramatically as he walks. (I've wondered if this is his own thing, or mimicking me, cause I normally have my purse on one arm at the elbow and keep that arm bent while the other hangs down.) He walks with his big chest out, and feet slightly turned in and plows through anything in his way.
He loves to play peekaboo and will do it over and over again with the greatest laugh I have ever heard. He loves to eat and seems to always be wanting to do so. He has just recently started showing an interest in books, and I often find him in a corner with a pile of books next to, or on top of him. He still loves to play with balls, they are probably his favorite toy. He throws them, catches (sometimes) and races around retrieving them. He brings us his shoes all day long until we take him on a walk or adventure. He frequently throws toys in the bath tub and comes to me trying to tug his shirt off signaling that he wants to take a bath.
Just within the last week or two he has learned to climb onto and off of the couch all by himself and he is quite proud of this accomplishment.
He has the best curls along the back of his head. And they only get better when it's humid or when he gets hot and sweaty. They tightly curl up into little ringlets leaving this mama powerless against them.
He is starting to say some words other than mama and dada. Mainly "do" every time he sees a dog, "nana" for banana and a few others. He is also getting good at communicating his point, pointing at things and grunting until we understand what he is trying to get across. We can also hold up food or toy items and ask him if he wants them and he will aggressively shake his head yes or no.
He loves to help me put laundry in the dryer, or empty the dishwasher. He's my little helper.
Him and Noah absolutely adore each other and nothing in the world makes my heart more happy than to watch them play peekaboo, wrestle on the floor or race around the house squealing in delight as they go.
Here was my 13 month post from Noah.