+ The way you practice talking, and how your mouth moves, when sometimes your voice hasn’t developed those words yet. Your mouth never stops moving, but the “Ah, ba, ya” stops coming out for a minute.
+ How you reach for us and stand up when you’re done being in the bath tub (which is pretty much right away lately).
+ Your soft breathing when you’re tired.
+ The face you make when you try a new food.
+ The feel of your hand, gently rubbing my arm when you eat.
+ How you look up at me with a big smile when we’re practicing your walking. Then you request a kiss.
+ The smile on your face as I walk with you passed the bathroom. You love to go in there and see yourself in the mirror, but if I forget, I get a little glimpse of your sweet grin as we walk by.
+ Your sweet arms wrapped around me when I get you from a nap. Your hugs are the best.
+ How determined you are to get milk when you’re hungry.
+ How big your feet look now… even though this is the smallest they’ll be from here out.
+ The way you squirm and try to get away from me when I change your diaper.
+ You absolute natural curiosity. There is no sitting still, no hands to yourself, no content with just laying when there are new things around.
+ How quick your feet are to start kicking the moment we enter the pool.
+ This stage of non-crawling. You’re right on the verge of it, but that doesn’t stop you from getting to where you want to be. You roll, scoot, inchworm to whatever it is you want.
+ Your determined spirit.
+ Your hair, and the different personality it embodies daily.
+ Two teeth! And they’re so sharp. But you’re big stuff now.
+ How much you love Duke now. There isn’t a day that I am not constantly pulling dog hair from your little hands or sweet mouth.
+ The content conversation you have with the ceiling fan after a good meal of milk.