Sunday, January 16, 2011

My Big Boy . . .the best big brother in the world

I am so proud of my big boy! Jackson is such an awesome kid. He has such a sweet disposition. He is helpful, smart, funny. I could go on and on about him. He's my little buddy. He has recently become very independent. He wants to do everything by himself. It's cute, but sometimes it makes me sad because I realize that he is growing up. He still wants his mommy when he falls down or first thing in the morning when he wakes up so that makes me happy. I don't know what I will when he starts to REALLY be independent. One of the things that I love the most about him is how wonderful he is with Kaden. He is the best big brother. Both boys just adore each other. When Jackson walks into the room, Kaden will follow him with his eyes and just grin from ear to ear. Jackson is always giving Kaden kisses and hugs and trying to play with him. The other day Kaden was in his crib and I was getting Jackson's dinner ready. Kaden started crying and before I knew it I could hear Jackson on the monitor talking to Kaden. He came back downstairs and he said, "I'm sorry Mommy. I tried to make him happy, but it didn't work." He seemed so sad that he could not make him stop crying. It was pretty cute.

Jackson always wants to hold Kaden, and he always asks at times when it is not really possible. When he does get to hold him he gets so excited.
He always wants to play with Kaden so anytime Kaden is on the floor, Jackson is right there beside him.

Kurt and I both had 2 hour delays the other day so we were taking our time getting ready. Both boys were up and Jackson was watching a cartoon. We walked into the living room and found him sitting right next to Kaden with his little arm around him. They were both watching the tv. It was so cute.
Jackson has been OBSESSED with Toy Story lately. He got Toy Story 3 for Christmas, and I bet he has watched it 30 times since then. My best friend bought him a Buzz Lightyear costume for Christmas, too. He seriously wore it for 2 days straight. He would not take it off. He even napped in it. It's cute, but we had to put it away so he would actually not want to wear it every second of every day. Haha.

He even had to wear it when Dani, Scott, & the kids came over so he could show them.
He's such an awesome kid. He just amazes us everyday with how smart he is and how kind he is. His teachers at school adore him, and they tell me all the time what a great little boy he is. It makes me really proud.

My Happy Boy

I have to admit that during the first 7 weeks of Kaden's life I really wondered if he would ever be happy like his brother. He cried ALL.THE.TIME. It just broke my heart, and to be honest, it took me awhile to bond with him because we were both so stressed. Then, I discovered Dr. Nancy. She is an infant chiropractor (yeah . . I know. I had never heard of that either), and she is an angel. We went to see her a couple times and Kaden was instantly a different child. Poor little guy had a pinched nerve in his neck from the stress from his broken bones, and his cranium was all jacked up. Anyway, when she would work on him you could just see the calm come over him. It was AMAZING!! He would just stare at her and smile! Anyway, these days you would never know that the poor little guy had a rough start. He is so happy and he's just so much fun. Here are just a few pics of my happy boy. Enjoy!

I know this sounds sappy, but I have never been happier. I love my life. We've finally finished the house. I work 10 minutes from home so I get to spend all kinds of time with Kurt and the boys. I have a wonderful husband and two wonderful boys. I really can't complain about anything, and I am looking forward to seeing what the future holds for my family. :)

Jackson's Mini Me

I've been looking at a lot of pictures of Kaden lately and thinking they look just like Jackson when he was a baby. Well, the other day I took a picture of Kaden in his exersaucer (yes, he's big enough for one of those already . . .tear) and it looked JUST like a picture that we have of Jackson. You see for yourself.

The only difference is that Kaden has a little darker complexion and his eyes are a little darker. Other than that, though, they look just like each other. We definitely cannot deny that they are brothers. :) I'm anxious to see what they look like as they get older. . . .although they can take their time with that. They are already growing up so quickly. All I know is that I have two beautiful little boys, and I could just stare at them and kiss them all day long. :)