Arren Yuki at 14 months

With each passing day Arren’s personality keeps blossoming, and faster than I can blink is he losing his little baby chub, and replacing it with the cutest little toddler.

Since turning a year old Arren has grown out of his baby phase, He refuses to be fed by anyone but himself, he hates getting dressed and never ever sits still.┬á ┬áSometimes I wonder how it’s possible for him to have so much energy.┬á At the end of the day, I feel like I’ve been hit by a truck.┬á The exhaustion sits in and I just can’t move my body, if it wasn’t for our little 85% dark chocolate at the end of the day, I would just go to bed at 7 and not wake up.

His personality is so funny and adorable I can sometimes just not deal with the cuteness.┬á This is definitely my favourite stage, I feel like I say that about every stage, but trust me this one is a good one.┬á Living with such an opinionated little person has taught me a lot about myself and pushed me to try and better myself, he’s shown me how much love my heart can give, and to think before I react.┬á ┬áMost of all he’s filled my life with so much fun and laughter that being exhausted is all worth it to see him so happy.


  • He plays with his shape sorter and is getting the hang of which shape goes where.
  • He loves figuring out how thing work.┬á He will look at the light then at the light switch and demand to get picked up to switch on the light, all while watching the light go on.
  • He pretends to be doing something ridiculously cute and while you’re distracted, he sprints into the toilet trying to play with the toilet water.
  • He’s very opinionated about what food he likes.┬á He doesn’t like fruit cut up, but he loves whole fruit.┬á Give this boy a nectarine and you will see just the pip left behind.
  • He’s a great little sharer and will offer you bites of his drool covered food.
  • He loves going to our local park.┬á He goes crazy for the swing and slide.
  • He loves cats and dogs, but is more of a cat person.┬á We have a cat that’s always in our garden and he starts cooing when he sees it and demands to stroke it.┬á He does the same sound when he sees a cat photo.
  • We have a little game where he will run and hide behind the door and I will say “where is Arren?” and he will come running to me laughing.┬á He does this like a million times a day, it melts my heart every time.
  • If I’m lying on the floor, he will sneak up behind me, pop up and bite my nose.
  • When I get down to Arren level and hold out my arms he always runs in for a hug.
  • He kicks balls like a little soccer player.
  • He video calls his Papa regularly.┬á We don’t know how he does it, but it’s always when I’m cleaning and not watching him.
  • I’ll often find him sitting on his little chair in his playroom reading a book.
  • When he finds an earbud he will try and clean his own ears.
  • He tries to climb the big slide steps by himself.
  • Always looking for a hand to hold, just to drag us around the house.