At 14 months Reid thinks he can do everything that the big kids do. He demands to sit on my lap and color while the kids do arts and crafts. He insists on climbing the stairs and sliding down the stairs. He toddles around the yard and plays monster with the big kids. He holds a fork/spoon to eat his food. He recently learned how to climb onto the couch and now wants to hang out up there with Gwen and Cole. He figured out how to unlock the deadbolt and insists on helping to pour his oatmeal into the bowl each morning. He pretends to cook at the play kitchen and zooms around the house holding toy airplanes and cars pretending they are flying. He excitedly "meows" when a cat comes into the room and throws temper tantrums when he does not get his way. He recently figured out that if he doesn't want me to put him down that he can wrap his legs around me tightly. Reid is starting to move towards taking one nap but there are still plenty of days when he insists on snoozing in the morning and then refuses to go back down in the afternoon. He is addicted to teddy grahams and craisens. If he spots these snack bags he will do anything he can to indulge in these yummy goodies. He has little interest in drinking whole milk and only gained 4 ounces between 12 months and 15 months. He demands freshly pumped breastmilk and will sit with me while i pump so he can have some in his sippy cup in the middle of the pumping session.
Little dude loves to read. My heart melts each time he backs his little bottom up into my lap and insists that I read him a book over and over and over. On this day he decided that adults were not the only ones who could read to him. He spotted Gwen sitting on the floor and tried to back into her lap. It was a little awkward at first but they figured it out and shared a special sibling moment.