Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Happy Birthday Grayson

"His little hands stole my heart...and his little feet ran away with it."

I can't believe our little guy is already a year old. It's true what they say; when you have kids, the days seem long but the years seem short. This one has flown by. Grayson has been such a blessing to us and our family and there just aren't enough words to explain how much I love this child.

We knew that having a second child would be an adjustment. Some had told us it was easy, most told us it was really hard. I was a little nervous about it because I worried that we might have a really fussy baby that would make the adjustment harder. As it turns out, there was no need to worry. We thought Noah was a good baby until we had Grayson. He has been amazing. He's happy 99% of the time and will break out in the biggest grin if you just look at him. He definitely made the transition from one child to two super easy for us.

At a year old, Grayson is very independent and strong willed. He will get angry and refuse to eat until you give him a fork and let him feed himself. He knows exactly what he wants and even though he isn't really talking much yet, he finds ways to let you know what that is. He loves his big brother and loves to follow him around. This does sometimes annoy Noah when Grayson is interfering with his mega block construction project or disturbing his extra long train. But most of the time they play really well together. Grayson is happy as long as he can play with and around his big brother. I can't wait to see that bond grow as they get older.

He is incredibly smart. He loves to play in the water and gets really excited when you mention taking a bath. He loves to snuggle while holding the tag on his blanket and he is the most loving child. He will often walk over without invitation and just hug your leg and and laugh. It's just about the best thing ever. He loves to be outside and point out birds and airplanes. He really likes for Papa to ride him around on the toy tractor using an umbrella to push the pedal to make it go. Sadly, he eats about like his brother always has. He can be picky and doesn't always want to eat much at a time. He seems to prefer eating a little here and there throughout the day. Hopefully that will change as he gets older.

You don't understand as a new parent how such a tiny person can change your life and your heart so much. What I didn't realize was that it would happen again with a second tiny person. It's like your heart just expands to add more room to give and receive love. I love seeing the ways that he's like Noah and the ways that he's different. It's amazing how much he has added to our lives in such a short time. It's just another example of how truly amazing our God is that He would give us such an amazing little boy to call our son. We are so blessed to have him in our lives and I'm so thankful that he's ours. I can't wait to see how he grows and changes in the next year.


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