Little Van is just one month shy of his birthday. We've been having a lot of fun this past month and he's been learning lots of new things.
His communication skills are really coming along. He shakes his head, waves goodbye, signs "want", and presents us with his fist when he's frustrated. He has also started to say "uh-oh" and "uh-uh". He likes to play the sharing game, fetch, and peek-a-boo. He's also really into filling and dumping, filling and dumping.
As far as walking goes, he's almost there. We've noticed him doing it independently, without persuasion. He'll get going and then teeter between continuing to walk or dropping down to crawl.