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Freezing the picture: Nathan at one year old

At one year old, Nathan has been zooming ahead into the toddler zone. It’s amazing to see him grow, making new discoveries each day… but often I wish I could just freeze the picture.

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So before it all slips away, I made myself sit down to jot down some key highlights…

Top things he loves doing…

  1. Walking – which officially commenced on 8th January 2012, and since then it’s been non-stop all day long. The only time he stays still (somewhat) is during meal times and nap times
  2. Putting things into containers and boxes, taking them out, and putting them in again – I recently gave him an empty ice-cream tub with a flip-top lid which is now one of his favourite things
  3. Reading books together – he calls them ‘behks’ and when he wants some reading time, he will grab a book, hand it to me or daddy and say “behk-behk”. He loves turning the pages even though he often turns them too quickly – all part the fun I suppose
  4. Playing catch – all it takes is a “I’m gonna getcha!!!” and you’ll have Nathan trotting away as fast as his chubby little legs can take him, laughing and screaming with delight

New words…

  • Mum-mum = Food
  • Apeh = Up
  • Behk = Book
  • Poo-poo = Poo a.k.a. #2 (which he sometimes only says whilst I’m cleaning his bum)

Other words he understands but hasn’t really started saying consistently yet: Spoon, Milk and Water (which he sometimes calls ‘teh’)

Recently learnt new skills:

  • Waving bye-bye
  • Playing with shape sorters
  • Placing teddy to sit upright on a chair or the potty

Favourite foods/snacks include:

  • Mild curry and rice
  • Cruskits
  • Arrowroot biscuits
  • Cheerios
  • Bread
  • Yoghurt and fruit

Other funny quirks:

  • Needs to hold onto a spoon while eating
  • Likes to hold onto a toy or object and walk everywhere with it

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And that’s my boy at one-year old!


  1. Flexing his fingers and mouthing "Twinkle, twinkle little star with Jia Poh

  2. aaaaaahhhhh.... good one grandma!!! missed that very important one... thanks!


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