Sometimes if Wallace is alone in a room and gets really quiet, I run in to see what he's getting into. Lately, it's been books. Actually, he's been a big fan of books for months and months. You just hold one up, and he'll get the giggles and want to look through it. Each page is funny. The other night he was getting tired and cranky at a restaurant, so we gave him a book and he sat there looking through it and was content the rest of the night. It's great.
Also, he took his first steps last week! I did not think I would see this anytime soon. Like crawling, I thought he would just slowly figure it out over a couple months and there would be no exciting "LOOK! HE'S DOING IT!" with cameras and lights, etc. But all of a sudden last Tuesday, he let go of the ottoman and took 3 or 4 steps towards me, crashing down, and then doing it again and again. My neighbors probably think I'm a complete lunatic, as I was squealing and clapping and yelling "Do it again! You can do it!" all day long. So, I don't know what this means... maybe he'll be walking in a couple days or maybe weeks? Who knows! But it's very fun to watch him learn new things and grow up.