J(oash): I know Mom! It is pretty impressive how much I have grown in 11 months.
M: So what is new and exciting in your life these days?
J: Well, some things are pretty much the same. I still like to eat, though my favorite foods seem to change every day. I like variety, Mom. I think my favorite food right now are peaches and bread. I love bread. Dad call me a bread monster because I like to stuff big pieces in my mouth.
J: I still like books. It is fun to hear the new books that you are getting Mom. I really like the new stories. I also love toys that make noise. I also love my bath and splashing you while I play. The outdoors is great as well. I am glad that the weather is staying nice so that we can go outside a lot.
J: Sleep is nice and waking up is nice. I know that you will come and get me once you hear me talking, so I guess I don't need to cry much any more to get you to get me out of my crib.
M: I like it when you wake up happy Joash. It makes me happy, too.
J: I am glad, Mom.
J: Well, a few things. First, I have two teeth coming in on the bottom. They feel really weird though, so I like to rub my tongue and lip over them a lot. The other big thing is that I am figuring out how to pull myself up to stand by things. Like the steps, the coffee table, the kitchen chairs, the bookshelf and you and Dad's legs. Getting down is a little bit trickier, but I am working on it. What is that you say, Mom? It would be easier to get down if I would bend my knees. I don't know, Mom? Putting my hand out and then falling back on my bum works just fine for me.
M: Anything else?
J: Well, I am also getting brave and standing by things with only one hand. I feel pretty grown up when I do this.
M: Are you walking around at all while you are standing?
J: That is a tricky thing too. I don't mind taking a few steps, but I would way rather get down and crawl to where I want to go.
M: Anything else you think people should know?
J: My new favorite things are things with wheels that roll when I push them. I just like turning the wheels some times. Tractors and cars are really cool, Mom!
M: I know Joash. I am glad you like them. You know the next we have an interview, you will be 1! I can't believe it!
J: Come on. I am growing up. That is what kids do.