"I'm a big boy!" and "I'm a big brother!" are two of Andrew's favorite phrases. He likes to prove it as much as he can by doing everything "all by myself". Though hard to keep up with, he brings me joy as I watch him grow and develop. As we prepare for a new baby boy, I am excited about my big boy and the journey into boyhood our family has begun.
A few highlights:
He's very smart and has a better memory than his mother. :)
He's very outgoing and meets new friends everywhere he goes. He will talk to people at the grocery store, at the park, or just see a random person walking down the street and say, "That's my new friend". (At some point I'll have to teach him that all strangers are not friends). Sad, but true.
He's laid back and apparently has a high tolerance to pain. When he sprained his ankle and couldn't walk without a brace, he didn't cry and kept trying to get up and walk only to fall back down. Heart-wrenching for Momma to watch, but he's a real trooper.
He loves cookies and knows exactly where all the snacks at our favorite destinations are kept. He will not hesitate to make himself at home and inspect pantries for a bite to eat.
He can pick out his own clothes. He loves his dinosaur shirts and his fish shirts and boat shoes.
He kisses baby brother everyday and talks to him. At first he thought baby brother was in my belly button, but now realizes the baby has taken over mommy's whole belly.
It's been over 2 months since I've posted here. I guess there's a limit to how much one person can actually keep up with online!
Andrew is such a little boy now. He loves being with other kids and wants to do whatever the big kids are doing. He is very brave, sometimes a little to brave for my comfort. He has no fear of water and no fear of heights. This makes me proud and yet very cautious. He loves swimming and loves being in the deep water with the big boys. He also loves to jump into the deep water off of the side. With his life jacket on, he'll jump right in, go under water, and then bob right up with a squeal of delight. When the other boys were doing tricks, he tried to do tricks and jump too. Crazy kid!
He also loves to talk. At the end of the day, I love to hear him tell us everything that he has done during the day. He'll go through his entire day and say what he has done and who he was with. SO cute. I love to hear him say people's name for the first time. I'm always impressed by how much he can remember. I think he has a better memory than me. :) Then again, that is not a hard accomplishment.
Though it takes so much energy, I'm so thankful that God blessed me with such a great little boy!