It’s been a while since I have written one of these posts; I don’t think I intended there to be such a large gap! Basically I like to keep a note for our ‘virtual memory box’ of all the adorable, quirky little things TM is doing at any particular age. I imagine these things that feel like such a huge part of our life at the moment can be all too easily forgotten as children change so rapidly. The last one I wrote was way back in July and there are so many things that have changed about our little guy since then; I mean he’s walking now, for a start! These are written directly to TM and I hope when he’s older we will enjoy looking back on them together.
To my beautiful toddler (I don’t think I can call you a baby anymore…) I can’t believe you’re one now, my love. You are turning into such a cheeky, affectionate and gorgeous kid. Here are some of the funniest/cutest things you do these days…
You’re always putting your hands up to be picked up or cuddled. Especially if someone has food!
You are a proper scavenger and if someone is eating you expect them to share.
It’s wonderful watching you play now. You concentrate really hard and seem to have your own little systems for putting things in certain places and moving stuff about.
For some unknown reason you think moving clothes around is great fun. If I leave the sock drawer open you are straight in there pulling stuff out and putting it back in, and you love ‘helping’ with the laundry too.
You’ve started actually putting crayons to paper instead of just trying to eat them! You prefer just to carry them about but it’s a start.
You aren’t a fan of sleeping at the moment. Unless you’re with me or Daddy in our bed. This is really not ideal but I can’t lie… when I get woken by a kiss from you it’s pretty special.
When we have a drink and you have a cup of water or milk you ‘clink’ it with ours until we say cheers – sometimes you try to say ‘cheers’ too! ❤
You have a toy kitchen and you bring a pan over with a spoon for us to ‘try’ things you’ve made! It’s going to be amazing to watch as your imagination develops.
Books are still something you get enjoyment from and I often find you quietly flicking through a book.
As you’ve now had your birthday and Christmas you have so many toys, and you particularly love the ones that you can sit on and rock on. This tractor your aunt and uncle got you is too cute!
When we leave the house and put you in the car you get all excited and kick your legs and wave your arms, while laughing – it’s adorable.
I think fruit is your favourite thing to eat, especially bananas. Sometimes you actually cry when you finish a banana!!
You are fascinated by my phone (I’m probably on it too much) and love grabbing it and trying to get things to happen on the screen.
Hearing you laugh always cracks me up, and it’s still my favourite sound.
You really love all the family, of course, but I think my Dad is your absolute favourite person. You completely light up when you see him and ‘Gan-dad’ is one of the few words you consistently say in the right context!