10.06.2008

I'LL BE TWO!!!!

My baby boy is two years old! Wow, how times fly....
It seems like just yesterday that I was lying on the couch with little brody asleep on my belly. Just watching his little face so angelic and innocent.

Now he is a walking talking little stinker who rarely settles down enough to fall asleep on his momma's tummy. It makes me so sad to think of how fast these two years have gone by, but it has been sooo much fun watching Brody grow. It seems that he has just sprouted into this wonderful little being who amazes me everyday with everything he has to share.....

From his tender little heart that has so much concern for everyone around him,
Just today he tells me, "don't worry momma." As we were taking a walk tonight he tells Auntie B to walk on the sidewalk because the cars will give her big owies. While I was at work he tells Nonnie "don't cry", and as I am pointing out the crickets on our walk he dramatically adds "don't touch momma." My little sweetie bug. Such a small little being to carry such great amounts of genuine and innocent concern. I think he takes after his auntie b... maybe his mantra will be "don't worry be happy" too!

And then there is his excitement about life....
The joy he gets from the sound of the garbage man and the ice cream truck! "I do, I do momma," he tells me when I ask him if he wants to go for a walk or to the park. I'm not sure I know too many people who get as excited as Brody does to see scorpions and grasshoppers, flies and ants, airplanes and helicopters, motorcycles and buses, and now (thanks to Asher) praying mantis and crickets :)

and his many special little ways...
the strangely happy smile he gets on his face when he is pretending to be a dinosaur, when he very rarely tells me "I love you so much momma," the way he grabs onto the corner of the pillow when he goes to sleep, his little dance moves and how excited he gets when "The wheels on the Bus" song comes on. How incredibly smart he is and how everyday he surprises me with the words he knows.

Broders you are such an incredible spirit. You have brought so much joy into my world and I learn from you each and every day. You entered this world with so much sensitivity and caution. Today you are a such a caring little guy with the confidence to push yourself to do something exciting but still that little bit of caution to make sure you are gonna be okay. I love you my dearest little boy. You are a true blessing.....

9 comments:

Debbie said...

What a beautiful tribute to one amazing boy! He is so special and the relationship the two of you have is beyond amazing. Thanks for letting us share his day. I love the new look and the picture Jess took of you two!

Brittni said...

He is such a sweet sweet little boy who also amazes me and teaches me each and every day! I am so blessed to get the opportunity to live with him for a while to see his changes and growth. Yes, I do think that he really is MY son with all the worrying he does! Don't forget him reminding you to get your keys off the top of the car as We are about to drive away, or as Nonnie and Brody are leaving the house he yells "Nonnie, your purse!" Reminding nonnie to grab her purse. Maybe this is because you never know where your keys are and nonnie never remembers where she put her purse! I can't even imagine what goes on in this little boys head to think he has to take on the responsibility of helping others in this way. The other day I wanted him to sit on my lap and he said "NO" I then pretended to start crying. He then smiles and sais "Don't cry aunt bee." He is just such a smart amazing little boy. Thank you for being in our lives so closely. I know that Brody has taught Wyatt so many things and feel so happy that they get this time together. Happy Two years Broders! I love you.

Nonnie said...

oh happy two amazing years little brodykins....and a beautiful tribute, cory....he just touches my heart and cracks me up at the same time.....he even put me in time out yesterday.....tells me to chase the garbage man and any motorcycle on the freeway...and then tells me to "watch out" nonnie....cars give big owies!
he is so interested and inquisitive about everything, but also cautious and sensitive at times.....he is just an amazing little boy and papa and i are so blessed to be able to share his love.....we love you broders!

jessamyn said...

i love him too cory.
he lightens my heart.

Jamie said...

i just love him so much....he is who i look forward to spending my day with every wed. :)

cassie said...

he is sprouting into an unrecognizable little boy for me. i see him MUCH too rarely and it breaks my heart. i am so happy to hear of all of the things he is saying and telling everyone. i can only imagine his huge heart that makes room for all of the worrying that he does. auntie bee, you are going to have to give him some lessons in how to work through that. :) big squeezes to that little man.

Downing Family said...

Oh, that was so sweet. You are such a beautiful mother! We as mothers are so lucky to feel the love that we do for our children. Sometimes I still cry when he laughs or smiles. I'm such a boob when it comes to my boy! Happy Birthday Brody!

Mandy said...

Cory~ beautiful words for such a SWEET boy. I love the special bond that you two share. Hope you had a wonderful birthday Brody!!

Angie said...

Those are really sweet words you have for your precious little boy. It is amazing how fast they grow, it is bittersweet. Happy belated birthday Brody! Onto the terrible twos!!:-)