I knew that my kids would be different, but I had no clue just how different. Our first son, Micaiah, was always so laid back. He loved to play with his toys, and was happy for me to just be in the room with him while he played and I got things accomplished. Of course, we spent time playing together too. But, he was not at all needy... He is completely content to play by himself. (Which, by the way, is exactly how I was as a kid... And still, I enjoy time to just be by myself to get things done! :)
Colton is a very "hands-on" kinda kid... He wants me and ALL of my attention ALL of the time. Literally, as I'm writing this, he is also trying to type on the keyboard and is crawling all over me. :) So, this year has been an adjustment. I have had to get used to the fact that I can't get 20 things crossed off my to-do list every day. Some days, I'm lucky to get just one or two things done. But, I wouldn't trade it for the world.
While Colton may be a lot more needy than I expected, I do love to just hug on my baby and play with him. When he has my attention, he just loves to smile and give kisses and he is just so stinkin' cute!
As he is getting older, he is gaining a little bit of independence and we are definitely seeing more and more of his little personality shining through! I love to see him watching his big brother, and see them playing together. I love to watch him play with toys, and make "Room" noises when he drives the toy cars around the house. I love love love to just watch as he figures out this crazy world. I know that God has given me these two precious boys, not just for me to teach them but for Him to teach me too. I am thankful that God is giving me patience and wisdom, and I just keep praying for more every day! :)
Today, I am thankful for Colton! I am thankful for the way that God is changing and developing me through being his mom, and more than anything I hope to watch him grow into an amazing man with a deep love and passion for God.