He is getting quiet good at walking, but watching him toddle around is just so darn cute. He prefers to walk places now instead of crawling. He chooses to crawl when it involves obstacles (like climbing over piles of pillows & blankets sister puts on the floor), stairs, or if he has to get somewhere really, really fast. But even then he has been choosing to walk sometimes and is getting much faster. Last night he was walking toward me and I I pretended to come at him to tickle him. He turned around and tried to "run" away from me, really he was going to same speed was when he walks, but he thought he was running away from me and was just giggling away. Anyways, here's a video of him toddling to me and then chatting away.
He does speak some when he chooses. He says mama, daddy, more, doggie, kitty, moo (when he sees a picture of a cow), and hi. We haven't been able to get him to say anything to call his sister yet. She is anxiously awaiting him to say Bel or sister. I haven't done as much with signing with him, but he will sign more & all done. I've been working on the sign for bath with him and I think he is getting that one too.