His first word after "daddy" and "hi" was "keys" (pronounced "tee"). We're pretty sure he is currently aspiring to be a mailman. He loves trying to put keys into locks, loves paying by the mailbox across the street, and especially enjoys putting things into bigger things. He is enthralled every time we actually see the mailman come and open up the big mailbox to put the letters in.
Michael taught him to say "Jesus" and point at the picture we have hanging on the wall. We have been trying to have regular family prayers together and Quin has started copying us. He will fold his arms for about 3 Mississippi and will babble along with whoever is saying the prayer. He recently started saying "amen" repeatedly in the middle of the prayer to try to get us to finish it sooner. He raises both hands up when he says "amen" just like he does when he says "all done."
Michael recently asked Quin if he loved Mama and I'm pretty sure I heard Quin's response clear as a bell "what?!" We hope he will learn how to say "I love you" soon.
With his new talking skill has come some others. He loves to sit at the table with us and drink out of an open cup. At lunch he was focusing all his mental powers and dexterity to get noodles to stay on his plastic fork all the way up to his mouth.
During one meal he crawled up onto the bench next to me and scooted closer until we touched. We're weaning right now and I've been trying to hold him while he eats table food to get in extra cuddles.
I love the stage/age he is at right now and I think Quin loves it too. :)