He has learned how to pull himself to his knees without support and to his feet with the support of furniture. He can't stand by himself yet but can stand at a toy or furniture for several minutes. He plays on the bottom step but hasn't learned how to go up. He did climb up a curb the other day so I'm sure we're close to him discovering the stairs. He will crawl right over anything that is in his path. He still spins in cirles. He uses his feet to turn himself and rotates on his bottom.
He's a great eater. We have been trying new things and he seems to be pretty rounded with what he likes. He still takes a few things from jars but for the most part we will give him what we are eating. He's great at picking up cut up things and feeding himself. He desperately wants to be able to use the spoon himself. We usually give him his own spoon and he'll pretend to put it in the jar and then to his mouth. His favorite thing is to throw food or other objects (like the spoon) from his high chair, look at where it lands and laugh. He does not like food to be stuck to his hand and will shake it until to falls off. It's cute but the kitchen floor sure gets cleaned a lot.
He mimics noises and sounds we make really well. We were sitting on the floor and I would toss a ball and make a funny sound and he would repeat it, tossing the ball and making a sound himself. He likes to yell by saying "ahhhh" back and forth with us. He also will open his mouth and suck in as if he's surprised. He has all these funny "boy" noises that he uses when playing with his toys.
He pushes his cars around, throws balls, and bangs all toys on the floor for noise. We have noticed that he gets attached to a toy and will carry it with him all day and then a couple days later get attached to a different toy.
He loves to read books. He will sit in our lap and read or find a book while he's playing and look at it himself. He even laughs when he's reading it by himself. I love it when he does that and I look over and see him laughing at the pictures in the book.
He likes to watch the garbage truck come. If I can catch it in time we'll go to the upstairs window and watch it. He likes to stick his tongue out while he's playing. He even tries to pull it out of his mouth.
Cody has learned the sign language for "more" and we are now working on "please". I love it that he's picked these up. It really just shows that he's learning what I'm trying to teach him at such a young age.
He can wave when we say "hi" or "bye". He claps when he's happy/excited and/or when we say "yay!". He has also recently learned to give "high 5".
When we are holding him he will stretch out his arm like he's reaching for something. Usually it's something far away like a tree or something up high that he thinks he can touch. He likes to play with cords....especially if its attached to the vacuum. He's still obsessed with the vacuum and loves it when I vacuum. He follows me around and then when I put it back up in the closet he sits outside the door and in his own way asking me to get it out again. It's fun and yes, I vacuum when he's around just because I know he likes it. ha!