Obviously his has his moments of extreme terror, but we try to forget about those as quickly as we can. Along with all of his new milestones have come new reasons for outings. We go to toddler time at the library, walk to the park where he now climbs on the playground and speeds down the slides with a grin of pure delight, jog around the neighborhood to see flowers, cars and watch the construction vehicles lift and smash. He is interested in so many things that going out is no longer a burden for him.
Since he has become such a busy body, we have had to go to extreme measures to keep him out of the cupboards, see below for documentation. Vince also notices little things now, like sunlight coming through the blinds. FYI: It's cuter to see a kid playing with sunlight than to watch a cat run after a flashlight.