As the New Year begins, there are two things that Luke Evan Meier is approaching: his first birthday and his first steps. Although it appears that he will reach his first birthday before he reaches his first steps.
Luke may not walk yet, but he loves to climb. At least, he loves to pull himself into a standing position on whatever object is closest to him. If it is Mama or Dad’s leg, Luke will climb up and cling for as long as he can.
Jared has a little walker that he used to help him learn to walk. However, he refused to give it up and let Luke use it until Christmas day. That was when we officially wrapped up the walker and told Jared that he was giving Luke the walker as a gift for Christmas.
Of course, this was incomprehensible to our toddler. Jared cried and cried when he saw his brother open his new gift and play with it. Jared would not be pacified until he opened his big gift from Mama and Dad. Once he saw the little fire engine scooter, he became quite happy to give up the walker.
Luke is still trying to get the hang of the walker. Most of the time the walker ends up going a little faster than his little legs can walk. I’m sure he’ll get the hang of it soon.
Luke has six teeth already and two more coming in and is having fun exploring the world of solids. He’s doing so well that Mama is considering weaning him in the next few months.
Luke’s vocabulary is expanding, too. He knows how to say “Mama,” “Dada” “bye,” and his favorite word of all, “Yaba-daba.” We don’t even watch the Flintstones, so I don’t know where he picked up this phrase.