Unfortunately for me, Axel is not a very cuddly kid, he never has been, even when he was a baby. Usually if I ask for a hug he screams "No!" and runs away laughing. But suddenly, a couple weeks ago, he started a new phase where he thinks its fun and interesting to give people hugs and/or kisses. It's very deliberate and more like a game than an expression of affection. I don't really care, I am just soaking up every minute of it!
giving Mommy a kiss:
Kissing is so hilarious:
giving his friend Mason a hug goodbye by the car: