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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My boy is TWO

Monday September 21st we celebrated Dawson's 2nd year of life. The weeks preceding his birthday I found myself flooded with emotions. I caught myself crying on several occasions. I would watch him playing or would be loving on him and the tears would come. I am sad knowing that the baby stage is behind us. I miss all the newborn canoodling. I miss nursing him already and it has only been a few short weeks since he weaned (I thought it may never happen!) & believe it or not I miss his complete dependency on my fulfilling his every need. On the other hand I am overjoyed knowing how far we have come since his entrance into this world. We had somewhat of a rocky start with his trivial medical concerns in the beginning. Now here we are a year later and I have quickly forgotten about all the running from doctor appointment to doctor appointment. I look at my baby D and see a healthy boy abundant with energy, fearless, FULL of life. I continue to fall more and more in love with him daily. He is a handful and keeps us on our toes. I think he is 100% boy in full fashion :0)
I am honored that God hand picked me to be his Momma. I fall short so many times in my parenting, but I continue to strive to do my very best. We have been blessed with two very beautiful children, and for that I am eternally grateful!!

They say there is a special bond b/n daddy & daughter, mommy & son. So true!
Maybe it is because to me he is still my baby, but this little guy sure pulls on his Momma's heartstrings.

I asked Dawson what he wanted for his birthday and he said Mickey Mouse. I think he has seen it a total of 3 times (if that). It could be that he and sister play with the stuffed Mickey at Mema & Papa's frequently. We often hear him say "Oh toodle!" Love it!

I am throwing in a couple of cake pictures because they're cute. Just sayin'!

LOVE this kid!
What I want to remember about this stage of Dawson's life:
his amazing vocabulary
his love/hate relationship with his sister
how he knows no stranger
the neighbors total infatuation with him (they shower him with hugs and kisses)
my special time with him in the mornings while Gabi is at preschool
how he coined the name Daddy-O for Travis
his fierce stubbornness when he wants things his way


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful tribute to your son. He is truly a gift from God, and has chosen a special family to live with. I also love the little guy--He is beautiful, even if he is handsome grandson. Love, GG The pictures always help me to stay updated. Thanks!!!

Rene' said...

Hi Christine,
I've been terrible about reading blogs! Thank you for allowing us to celebrate Baby D's 2nd birthday. I love this boy with all my heart! Because we are so close I always feel like your family is like my family.

My favorite things about Dawson:

1. You look into his eyes and see a calm and beautiful spirit filled child

2. His Vocab!! I swear you are doing something to him to make him so dang smart! LOL

3. His chubby little legs and arms
4. His jumping on the moonwalk thing at debbie howard when my son was like no way man!

5. How he lets me squeeze and kiss him then pushes me away!

6. His sweet sweet smile & how he knows me as "nae"

7. His momma, daddy, sister, grandparents and all the others!

Love you guys