I absolutely love the age Dashiell is at. Everything is new, interesting, entertaining. With every child I get to see the world anew through their discovery. Soon he'll be crawling and a whole new world of possibilities will be open to him, but for now I get to be there to watch him learn and discover. To watch him laugh at that baby in the mirror while trying to give it a kiss (and to be frustrated when he can't!). I get to see the awe in his face as butterflies fly around the kitchen, see his wonder at the feel of the grass between his fingers, to see his glee as he goes back and forth on the swing at the park. I'm blessed to see his entire face light up every time I walk in to the room, to hear him talk to his Daddy ("Da da da daaaa da da dadaaaa dada! Da!") or call his sister over to play ("OHwa!") as he finds his voice and his way around the world. I can't wait to watch him grow up.....but I hope he's not in too big of a hurry.