Riley was fourteen months yesterday! Wow, how did that happen? I keep thinking about 'this time last year'--which saw us driving home from our wonderful Mackenzie thanksgiving feast and visit, a thirteen hour trip with lots of screaming!!! Riley was still a floppy little newborn blob [said with immense affection], and now he is running AROUND!
Riley is amazing. He has wispy, fuzzy, flyaway, Einstein hair, the longest eyelashes on the planet, big brown eyes, seriously heart slaying dimples, and a penchant for taking his diaper off every chance he gets. He loves to play shy, hide his face in our shoulders, and flirt with people outside his family from a safe distance. His favourite things include
his brothers' light sabres
books, especially Usborne touch and feel books with all sorts of tactile things on the book pages
running (read 'away')
running water in the sink
He opens books and starts chatting away in babbly baby talk--SO CUTE!!!
He walks down stairs unassisted
He screeches when toys and things are taken from him, particularly by the dog
He can walk backwards
He reminds me of Brent. He is sweet, easygoing, even tempered, loving, joyful, funny, and affectionate. He is also particular about certain things.
Of course he also reminds me of Brent when I look at his face, because I'm apparantly incapable of producing offspring that look anything like myself.
He still gets called Mr Magoo, Bu, and Einstien. And Smiley.
We love you, Smiley! Happy 14 months!!!