I am loving the age Lucas is at. Lots of laughs and very few tantrums. There is some crying or whining, but usually due to hunger or fatigue, not pushing boundaries. One of the other cool things is that he has become more affectionate. He'll often come up and hug mine or Darryl's leg and when I rub his back before bed, he'll rub my arm and say "I love you too". His hugs are much better then they use to be as well. Big squeezes now, rather then just wrapping his arms around you. I think his "I love you too" is so cute as well. I'm not sure if he understand the "too" part, because he'll say "too" even you don't say it first. But somehow you show him you love him, with a hug or rubbing his back. He also likes to snuggle with us in bed or on the couch as well.
I am totally cherishing this one on one time before my attention has to be shared.