We've been busy this month winding down 2009 at school. This past week we had the big Christmas program and it was perfectly lovely! Meanwhile at home, we've spent our evenings enjoying Zeke as he grows from a darling baby into an active little ten-month old boy!
This first video shows Zeke as he's starting to talk and imitate words. We've heard that bilingual babies tend to acquire language a little slower, but he already has a tiny vocabulary that we're very proud of . Some of his words include: Dada, Mama (sometimes), agua, woof, hello, bye-bye, and go. He loves cell phones. Even though he won't say bye-bye on the phone, his hand still waves when he hears and thinks about the word.
Here we are at the mall looking for Santa. We found the tree and the little house, but no Santa yet! We'll keep trying. We even let Zeke wear his new shoes to the mall for the special outing.
Zeke's newest favorite toy is one we've borrowed from our friends across the street. Their little girl learned to walk quickly with the help of this handy push-toy. Zeke loves it! My friend suggested putting a bag of flour on the bottom to slow it down at first.
When our kitchen supply of flour ran low, we had to confiscate Zeke's and replace it with our bag of basmati rice. Here's a cute little video of Zeke on the move with his walker.