Look at that scrummy little face, the big smile and the cheeky grin, those eyes that light up and that blonde (ish) curly hair. This little boy (and yes I am somewhat biased) is gorgeous and it doesn't stop there.
Little 3 has such a lovely character, he is a happy little soul with an abundance of cheekiness too. He smiles and waves at strangers from the pushchair and draws the attention of all the ladies in the post office, we are always being stopped with comments on how happy he is or ones about his hair.
Little 3 will have us in stitches with his infectious giggles as he spins around in circles until he falls down saying 'oops' in the cutest way you can imagine. He will tear around the living room narrowly avoiding corners squealing with delight as he wants us to chase him, peeping out from the curtains and shouting 'boo'. He is almost always happy.
He is so darn clever too. Already at just about 18 months, he will deliberately hide if you ask him to come and have his nappy changed, but he goes and stands behind the net curtain with his back to you where he thinks you can't see him, arms hunched up, giggling quietly. Or if you tell him he can't have something and he will throw his arms out and have a second or two cry and then stand a few feet away with his back to you and he will not come back to you for several minutes until you go and get him or he gets bored and goes off to play.
Last week we went swimming and he wanted to go back in the centre when we had all come out, he stood in the doorway with his back to us, not attempting to run in at all but not wanting to walk away with us either, we said 'bye' and began to walk off, he stood fast and did little steps backwards when he thought we weren't looking. I am impressed by his behaviour and depth of understanding, he is barely even one and a half but acting like a two year old.
This little fella knows what he wants and how to get it, he will fetch his wellies and stand by the back door each morning to water 'his' tomatoes, he will stand by the water butt with the watering can under the tap waiting for you to turn it on, one can full per pot and then he is happy, such a cute little ritual we do together.
He seems to have no fear and bombs around with the girls as if he is as big as them. Football in the garden, no problem. He runs up and down giggling getting in on the centre of the action, if he tumbles he just gets back up. He wants to climb and run with them, sometimes you have to help him do what they do otherwise he will get cross and have a little paddy, he simply does not understand that he is not yet even 2.
He wants to be one of the gang, get in with the games and join in the fun although his efforts are not always appreciated by the girls and we do have to be careful if they are playing with something small as he does still have a tendency to put small things in his mouth.
He wants to make sure he gets the attention too, I was taking those yearly first day at school photos of the girls and along he comes with a big posed smile on his face looking straight at the camera and reversed his little behind in between the girls. Whenever I am taking a picture he does this, he loves the camera.
You can not help but adore him, such a good little boy, he is funny, happy and clever and so full of character. I can not believe he is 18 months old already.