Elijah and I were inseparable. I broke the rules and rocked him to bed every night and let him sleep on my chest for naps. When we visited grandparents or aunts and uncles and they held him I would stand across the room and miss feeling him in my arms.
Even though I didn't take the time for granted I look at pictures of him so small and can't believe how fast it's going. Sometimes I don't even recognize that little baby.
I'm thankful for all the reminders I have of him though...his baby book, pictures, and even our blog. So here are just a couple things I never want to forget....
I never want to forget the way you feel in my arms when you sleep. Or when dada would try and take you from me I would beg for just a couple more minutes even though I'd held you all day. Or how when you hear the sound of dada unlocking the door you get a huge smile on your face and run and hide so he'll come find you.
I never want to forget your pudgy feet...
and the way you give me big slobbery kisses.
I like that you think the only way to wear a hat is backwards...
and that you wear your rainboots no matter what the weather.
It melts my heart when you call Vanessa "my nay nay."
I love that you ask to skype your cousins cause you miss them.
I was scared to give you your first hair cut cause I didn't want to loose your curls, but I soon learned that they only come back curlier.
You are such a happy boy and are so easy to please, but certain things right now make you a little extra happy, like, puzzles...
And I'll never forget the way you loved Nay Nay when you met her for the first time.