From the moment our children are born, we want them to develop and grow and learn. Though we find out very quickly that we are not in that much of a rush, we love watching them grow. There are plenty of days when we would not mind if our son was more self contained on his play mat rather than running from one corner of the house to the other while we chase him all the while saying "Don't touch, don't touch."
But with their growth and progression comes many more joys. Seeing them crawl, walk, run and play. Watching their faces as they make a discovery no matter how trivial, it always seems to amaze them. Every day brings a new adventure and learning experience and each day carries its own reward for our children. The best part of that is the laughter, smiles and words.
There is no question any time that someone meets our son as to whether he is a happy boy. He is always smiling and laughing and running around. (though he does have his moments). And though his vocabulary is limited, each time he learns a new word it goes on repeat for hours and hours. Admittedly there are some words that I do enjoy hearing "Dada" obviously being at the top of the list. Though not necessarily before the sun has come up or when he does not want to sleep. While it may sound like a broken record, we do enjoy hearing our son talk and learn new words.