Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Twice As Nice
It's been two years since I sent out the announcements that our 'Peanut' arrived with safety into the world, yet, it doesn't feel like it has been years. Where did the time go?!?
He grows, he flourishes and with each day, we fall more in love with him as he learns to express himself better and better and reveals more of his personality.
We see his personality shining forth with each new day and each glimpse is a gift. He is strong but doesn't take foolish chances. He does everything with great caution and won't even attempt something if it may mean getting hurt.
He is ever conscious where people are and hardly ever goes to play on his own. He loves being with his sister, life just wouldn't be the same for him if he had no one to share it with.
He truly is innately boy. He is never without some truck, car, or airplane in his hands. He carries them from room to room. He brings to the table for every meal. He runs to get one before we head to the car. He loves wheels and all manner of transportation that houses them. AND~He knows how to make all the sound effects too.
He LOVES to laugh and more so, to make people laugh. He has been known to make funny faces at the table, just to get some erupted giggles. He hasn't ever talked much, but slowly and steadily, he is learning words. Secretly, I adore his baby pronunciations and I don't always correct him because I know, soon enough, he won't be saying it that way and I will miss it when it is forever gone.
He loves to be loved and he loves to love. I think he knows that he is growing up, I think he senses it and still, a little part of him wants to stay a baby. Sometimes, he'll crawl in my lap just like a newborn babe and just lay there making sighs.
He wakes up promptly every morning and the first words out of his mouth are "Papa? Wk? COOOOoow?" And I say, "Yes Panda. Papa is working at the farm, with the cows." and then-the day can begin.
Yesterday, I woke up in excitement, woke the kids up with my own version of the birthday song, and began preparing a special birthday surprise. By the afternoon I was icing the cake and I was elbow deep in icing when I got a call, and I learned that yesterday was April 1st-not 2nd!!! Yikes! April FOol's on me!
SO, after all that preparation~we had Andrew's birthday yesterday and I didn't even mention to the children that their Mama is so stupid she can't keep her days straight anymore and we celebrated on the wrong day! They don't know that and, hopefully, won't for a LONG time. :-)
I always told myself, "He won't stay this little forever so enjoy it while you can!" and I always tried my very best to take nothing for granted. And yet, time HAS passed and he ISN'T this little anymore and I think~surely, you could have enjoyed it more! I can hardly remember him being so very small...