Archie is a boy who knows what he wants, is determined to get it, and will let you know how displeased he is if anything stands in the way. No obstacle is too big, no mountain too high that he won't attempt to go over, under or through it in the pursuit of something he probably isn't allowed. If I tactfully block his way, I am met with a mini meltdown, and I catch a glimpse of the terrible twos which we seem to have skipped with Dylan but are inevitable with this little dude. He is by no means bad, but he is testing the waters.
Mostly, Archie is a very happy little boy. He loves being outdoors and the heat doesn't seem to bother him. If you get a paddling pool out, he will climb straight in and sit patiently, even if there is no water in there. The sand pit is equally as enticing, and these two places are about the only ones where he will just sit and play peacefully. I have started letting him out the buggy now he understands that he has to hold my hand and we walked all over the town together, him with a huge grin on his face, pulling me along excitedly.
Archie is cheeky - everything from his mannerism to his grin and we love him for it. He knows how to make us laugh and he knows when he is doing something naughty. He loves to copy his brother, but also tends to lead him astray at the same time.
Roaring is an all time favourite pastime, and he will grab dinosaur toys and walk them along my arms or legs roaring at me, He has also been doing this with food, and it isn't odd to see him grab a cheerio in the morning and make it roar across his high chair before dropping it into his mouth in an overly dramatic manner. He loves lions and ducks (and these are also his favourite animal sounds to make), and quacks at every duck or bird we see. He may look a little odd chasing pigeons quacking, but you can't help but smile.
Archie's personality shows more and more each month, and one thing is for certain, this little guy is going to be cheeky! He is challenging, extremely cuddly, hilarious and loving. He loves to give kisses and he will come to me for cuddles throughout the day. He keeps me on my toes, loves to make people laugh and has the most infectious smile. Only one more month until he is one and a half, and possibly a haircut in the meantime!