Likes: Briggs still loves baths, his Mama, his sisters, his right thumb, and outings. He loves to crawl around, pull things off shelves, take things out, and put things in. Favorite toys include his tow truck and garage, cars and trucks, the girls' princess figurines, the Little People (especially the bus), and the Paw Patrol figures and vehicles. Briggs loves books, and really enjoys pulling books off the bookshelf and reading them by himself. Current favorites remain those with flaps, sounds, and textures. We also have several sets of little books, and he really likes those too. Briggs still loves things that aren't toys, and emptying my purse, playing with the DVDs, and pulling clothes out of the drawers or laundry baskets are still favorite activities. Briggs is getting pickier about foods, but he loves crackers, Cheerios, rolls/breads/toast, meatloaf and meatballs, chicken nuggets, applesauce/pear sauce, soup, and most fruits.
Dislikes: Briggs gets fussy when he's tired and hungry. He is still sometimes a Mama's boy, getting mad if he's being held by someone else and he sees me. He doesn't like being in his high chair when there is no food on the tray. He dislikes sun in his face when he's in his carseat and wind in his face outside. He does not like pasta, eggs, berries, chicken (other than nuggets), and most veggies.
Skills: Briggs is very mobile. He crawls quickly, pulls to stand, cruises, and walks with someone holding his hands. He will stand for a second or two before dropping to the ground. He can crawl up the stairs and onto low furniture. Briggs is very good at putting things in, taking this out, pulling things apart, and activating cause and effect toys. He really likes to take off the clippy dresses on the girls' princess figurines. Briggs finger feeds and drinks from a spout cup. He is starting to take a loaded spoon and bring it to his mouth. He wipes off his tray after meals and, when asked to blow his nose, will put a tissue to his face and breath in and out of his nose quickly (kind of like snorting.) Briggs will put his toothbrush in his mouth and his brush to his hair. He takes off his socks and hats. Briggs is starting to say so much. He has about 20 words that he says spontaneously, and another 10 or so that he will imitate. I won't write the whole list, but favorites include 'ball, car, thank you, diaper, Mama, Dada, Staley, Grandpa, uh-oh, amen, night-night, and Barbie'. Yes, Barbie is one of his first 20 words. He also uses 5 signs ('more, drink, book, please, done') and knows the sounds that a lion, fish, cow, sheep, duck, and dog make. Briggs is understanding so much. He will follow simple one step directions like 'give it to me', 'go find your books', and 'blow your nose.' He can identify his eyes, nose, head, tummy, and toes. He will snort, wave, clap, point, fake cough, dance, give kisses, and still has the best laugh. Life with Briggs is just filled with joy!!
My big one year old!