These past few weeks have giving me more time with M, than I’ve had in over a year. I’ve got to see a little of a lot of changes he is going through.
His speech is developing every day, to the point where he seems to have a new word in his vocabulary every morning. I love the little conversations we have over breakfast or in the car. The way his says “Yes” when I ask him if he loves me, just makes me smile so big.
Physically M is growing so fast as well. He climbs so fast and so high, that I’m started to wonder if his nickname is being taken a bit too literally. I know almost every child goes through a climbing phase, but a part of me wonders if his climbing is more of a hint of his exploring adventurous side, than just a phase.
Whilst we were on holiday our little man received a lot of attention. The people we met in Tenerife were very friendly towards M and quite often spoke to him in Spanish or tried to make him smile. Only then did I see our baby boy, our little dude who still looks for his Mama and Mummy to reassure him.
This photo was taken on the beach, just a snap of our little dude running down the wooden deck to the Stoney sand. He’d just been offered a bucket and spade by a very kind tourist who was on the beach with his grandchildren.
M clung to my leg as this gentleman softly spoke to him in German, whilst gesticulating how to use the bucket and spade. Monkey shrunk back against me as we thanked the guy for the offer. We coaxed M further up the beach and suddenly he was our little adventurer again, picking up the stones and squeezing them beneath his little fingers.
I love this funny, climbing, jumping, squealing little guy and I love his shy, cuddly side too.