Luca is 15 months and life is beautiful with a toddler running around the house. He is so happy and full of life that even in the earliest hours of the mornings it is contagious. Here is a list of activities that he does at this age.
Favourite time: Bath time. In the middle of the day he would run to the bathtub and ask for us to run the water so that he can take a bath. He just loves water and when I mention it is bath time, he is all smiles.
Favorite food: almost everything he has had so far he has loved. I believe avocado is always a winner, sweet potato and grilled salmon.
Least favourite food: so far polenta and swiss cheese. I tried giving him gruyere, ementaler but he just looks at it and throughs it on the floor. Mozzarella on the other hand is a favourite.
What makes him smile: seeing kittens. we live in an area with lots of cats so when we go for a walk we see quite a few of them. Luca observes everything so every kitten he sees he will point to it and make a sound, something like ehhhhh. Our neighbours cat naps on our terrace and as soon as we pointed that to him, he will go to the window and check the cat out. I think we will have to get a cat 🙂
What scares him: The kitchen aid. Yes, I am not kidding, as soon as he hears the noise from the kitchen aid he will start crying. It is the only appliance that has this effect on him.
What he started saying: He says quite a few words, but recently he started saying Mama when he is hungry and wants food. Let’s say I am feeding him and for a moment I get distracted, he will immediately start repeating mama mama mama mama and pointing at the food desperately :)))
Bedtime routine: these days he will ask for his bottle and hint that he is ready to sleep. While I change him and put his pyjamas he will call his Dad that is usually preparing his bottle. As soon as he sees the bottle he is all smiles.
Favourite toy: he likes his toys but he gets bored quite easily so he would play with each for a few minutes and then toss it apart. The only thing that keeps him occupied longer are books. He just loves to flip the pages and show me all the different pictures. He points at stuff in the pictures while speaking his own language.
Animal noises he masters: horse, turkey and owl. I know, quite the trio! Love that he is into animals and this past weekend he met his horse, that my Dad got for him (the horse is a she and her name is Brigitta and she is 6 months old). He was all smiles and it was hard to get him into the house and away from the animal. Of course my Dad was the proudest Grandpa.
First steps: Luca did his first steps on the 2nd of March. I was at home with him sitting on the floor. He got up keeping one hand on my shoulder and carefully he let go and made a few steps toward the couch on his own. But now he still does not want to let go of my hand. So hand in hand we are walking all day until he will feel ready to be independent.