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12 Months

M(om): Joash, can I interupt you for a few minutes?

J(oash): Okay Mom. But I really like looking at all of the farm magazines.

M: Thanks. So, how does it feel to be 1 year old?

J: It is good. I didn't know what a big deal it was. Everyone kept singing to me and I got to tear a lot of bright colored paper off of things. How come you won't let me rip paper any time I want too, Mom?

M: Umm... you can only rip paper on special days. So what are you up to these days?

J: Well, I love to be on the move. I can crawl any where I want, even up the stairs. I also like to stand by furniture and walk around holding on the furniture. The coffee table is my favorite thing to stand by. I like to put things on top of the table and them push them off the side. It is really fun! And getting down is really easy too.

M: What are your favorite toys these days?

J: I really like the new toys I got for my birthday. I got some fun puzzles and a barn that makes noises when
I open up the gates. I like to put all of the animals in the silo. And I still like my books and barrels.

M: When people see you, what do you usually do?

J: Smile and jabber a bit. Sometimes I wave, but usually only to dad. If I see anything with wheels on it, I make my tractor/truck noise. I know that it really is a good engine noise. And I like to say, "da-da" for everything. Even you mom.

M: I know. Some day I think you should try saying "mom." How is eating going?

J: I still really like to eat. I am excited that I am eating more of the same foods that you and dad eat. I really like to feed myself things like bread, cheese and fruit. I really like my snack puffs and my new favorite food is grapes. I like my veggies to have some applesauce on them. I don't really like meat. It is really hard to chew. And pasta isn't my favorite right now.

M: Well, thanks for chatting Joash. 

J: No problem Mom. I love talking with you.


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