Saturday, October 5, 2013

14 Months Old

I'm a few days late... but Liam hit the 14 month mark this week.
 He is a fun kid. He is walking more and more each day, gaining balance, practicing his ability to change direction and stay on course. It's adorable. He is fearless, too. If he can get his knee onto the top of a toy or piece of furniture, he will climb it and stand, and feel terribly proud of himself before he falls. At the park this week, he found great joy in climbing the little play structure and launching himself head first on his tummy down the slide. I love that he trusts me to catch him every time.
If I am sitting on the floor, Liam will sit in my lap. It may be for a brief moment, it may be for a few minutes while he plays with a toy or looks at a book. Regardless of how long he stays, I derive so much joy from the fact that he wants to be close to me. He gives precious little snuggles from time to time, also. There are few things more heart-warming than a Liam Hug.

He has six teeth, three on top and three on bottom. He likes to try to put on shoes. He goes crazy for bananas and apples. He enjoys brushing his teeth, but doesn't enjoy it when I brush his teeth. He loves to play with balls, wear hats, as well as put any and every object on his head and pretend it's a hat.

Liam screams, cries, and clings to me when I leave him with my good friend once each week. It breaks my heart, but his crying is short-lived. All I have to do is get out of sight, and he calms down, thank goodness.

My little boy is truly growing into a little boy. It is wonderful to observe. I hope I get to enjoy his warmth in my life for a very, very long time.