One of Elias' favorite things to do right now is hold clothes pins, spatulas, and spoons. He crawls around, hitting everything and turning the clothes pin around in his hands. He also combs his hair with it.
Oh, and yes. I did say that he's crawling! He's getting quite fast and seems to be enjoying his independence. He's also discovering stairs, but can't get up them by himself yet.
Standing up (especially in the bathtub) and cruising around are two other things that occupy his waking moments.
And let's not forget about food. He has a ravenous appetite and will eat anything except avocados and tea.
Anything that moves around in circles is fun: steering wheels, tops, his exersaucer, balls ...
Bath time always produces lots of giggles.