we got him a leap frog music table from the flea market ($8!) and it is one of his favorite toys. he loves it even more because he can stand up while he plays it. i was even able to leave him standing there playing while i went to get a glass of water from the kitchen. i know it doesn't seem like a big deal but gabe is still at the age where you can't really leave him alone.
gabe also has a favorite song. he loves "marry you" by bruno mars (except he likes the glee version). if we are in the car and he is being cranky i can turn it on and he usually calms down.