He's full of energy, full of words and full of cheekiness!
I've seen a huge change in Parker this month too. He's still an absolute nightmare in the pushchair - if I go out in the mornings without him having a nap, he turns into a little monster. But walking wise he's getting sooo much better.
He'll happily walk along holding hands, something that I would have never have even considered a few weeks ago. He lifts his chubby little hand to mine for me to hold and just stomps along beside me. It's made the preschool run so easy as I can just walk along with one in each hand. It's pretty cute too!
His understanding grows each day too. He understands simple commands and tasks. If I mention going out he runs to grab his shoes and coat, he helps tidy up and at bedtime he waits in the kitchen for you to make his milk. He waves and shouts bye bye to everyone - if we leave a shop or a programme on tv finishes, and loves to shut the door when people leave the house (although he has a habit of doing it before they've finished saying bye).
Although the development we see in him is amazing, it's not without the negatives. This month has mostly been dominated by the (thankfully) final leap. Refusing food, not sleeping, being very clingy and generally a bit of a whinge bag. I think we're nearing the end of the tunnel though as he's definitely becoming brighter - he's eating and sleeping again anyway!
New words this month include: snow, rain, coat, hat, baby, cuddle, kiss, nose, socks, dinosaur, car, La La (he loves the Teletubbies), wee wee, down, play and he called Father Christmas "ho ho".
In just a few weeks time I'll have an 18 month old... where did the time go! Looking back over pictures from his first birthday I cannot believe how much he's changed already. He's waaaay too grown up.