I love the photos above. They show Jamisen in his developmental stages each month. Jamisen sure looks like a little bruiser in that last photo doesn’t he? Those adorable chubby thighs are so ready to walk! He is walking assisted by us (oh, the aching back!) and took his first four (unassisted!) steps this week for us. Chris and I were delighted that we were both present for his maiden walking voyage. I could use some advice though. Jamisen is absolutely the happiest child in the whole wide world … until he’s not. He gets cranky and vocal about it when he doesn’t want to be changed, when he wants to grab something that we don’t want him to, when he wants something that we don’t want to give him … you know. Typical toddler stuff. We’ve been trying diversion (Oh look! A bird!), singing, and silly noises to avoid the small temper tantrums. Besides turning into a one-woman entertainment act, do you have any great advice or feedback for this developmental stage? I’d love to get your advice (and if it’s “Let the kid have a fit and leave him alone!”, that’s okay too!). Happy Weekend everyone!