Ivan is getting more and more aggressive in his desire to walk. Now and then I see him voluntarily taking a few steps to reach short distances. He is still very unbalanced and finds it difficult to stay up very long but seems to enjoy the challenge regardless. He will be 16 months in two days and is right on track with big brother in terms of learning to walk at the same point.
Ivan is very affectionate and his sweet hugs and very wet kisses are more and more frequent. He tries to copy so much of what Owen does and says and giggles at most of his big brother’s attempts to entertain. He understands most of what we say to him and has learned how to obey commands though not 100% of the time. He has realized he can hold his hands together when we pray at dinner time and that it pleases everyone around him. He is happy a good portion of the time and quite expressive when he’s not happy. He is a good eater, I know I’ve mentioned that before, but it’s worth repeating as he is highly motivated by almost anything edible.
I am sure that with the soon to be walking Ivan we will have much to learn about his character and abilities.