moses at fifteen months
the other day i pulled out my big camera to take some close-up pictures of little mo’s face. i just want to remember his every adorable feature at this specific stage. like i’ve mentioned earlier, i keep thinking he has reached an apex of cuteness, or is at the age that takes the cake as being the very most fun … but he just keeps getting cuter, and being his mom just keeps getting more fun! i feel so incredibly lucky to spend my days caring for and learning from this sweet, sweet child. motherhood sure has its challenges, but gosh i love it more than i could have ever expected.
today i just wanted to share these photos along with a few tidbits about our moses thames at fifteen months old. it’s my way of freezing time … which is necessary because moses is becoming more little boy and less baby with each passing day! so here’s some special things to remember little mo’s teetering-on-toddlerhood stage:
-baby boy is super affectionate. he is constantly giving hugs and kisses and (especially in the past week or so) usually down for a little cuddle time – when he’ll just lay his head on my shoulder and let me pat his back and just snuggle him. sometimes he gets pretty agressive in his affection – grabs my face and pulls me in for a slobbery kiss and then hugs me just as tight as he can. i think he learned that one from his mama, who is sometimes so overflowing with adoration for her little son!
-moses is extraordinarly good at following instructions. whenever i say, “listen to mama,” he stops what he is doing (unless he’s really into what he’s doing :) ) and looks at me right in the eyes. i give him some directions (for example, “can you please go pick up that wrapper and bring it to the trash and put it in the trash?” or “will you go in the hallway and get mama’s shoes and bring them to her, please?”) and i can totally see the wheels turning in his head as i talk. it’s obvious when he has, in a split second, figured out what he needs to do – and then he sets off and does it. he is always so pleased with himself when he gets claps and a “good boy!” for doing what he is asked.
-he continues to be a very friendly baby and loves to catch the attention of strangers and then smile and wave at them. when they wave back, he looks at me with such a happy and satisfied look on his face as if to say, “look, mama! i made a friend!” he particularly loves to see babies and kids – anyone closer in size to him than an adult – when we are out and about in the city. and he really, really loves seeing dogs on the streets and in the parks of london.
-little mo loves buttons and is always looking around for a button to press. he also really enjoys opening and closing doors, cupbords and drawers. poor kid has a massive blood blister under one of his thumbs and a little cut under his other thumb … he’s still learning about not smashing his fingers in said doors, cupbords and drawers!
-he has added the word “baby” to his three-word vocabulary. “mama,” “dada,” and “baby,” it is. we’re working on more animal sounds!
-moses can point to almost all of his body parts when he is asked where they are. i honestly did not teach him this – one day i just started asking and he started pointing at the right spots!
-he loves walking and is getting faster (and is having less falls) every day. he does not love being strapped into anything (buggy, car seat, high chair, carrier) for too long. he just wants to get out and explore! he’s happiest when we are having an adventure – in the neighborhood park or in a different country. he wants to climb every set of stairs he ever sees.
-mo is super ticklish and super enjoys being chased. his giggle is heartiest when we are having our nightly dance party and i chase him down and tickle him while he’s grooving with dad.
-our moses is the most expressive child i’ve ever encountered. he’s been like this since his newborn days – he has always worn his heart on his sleeve, to the max. he makes all kinds of silly and sweet and hilarious experessions when he is excited, happy, sad (lots of drama there) or surprised. i love it. he’s kind of … dripping with passion :)
oh my goodness, i love this baby, almost-toddler. as we hope to grow our family before too long, i am cherishing my days with just him. we are best buddies and he brings me so, so much joy.
thanks for coming to our family, little moses!