I love this age. I love it, I love it, I love it. Sure, teething is the pits. And yes, I know it is only a matter of days until he realizes the power of mobility and I will have to pull out my hawk eyes. But right now, I am loving this stage. Mattias is discovering so much. He grabs these drums and bangs the heck out of them. I love seeing his personality peek through as he's beginning to really play around the house.