Who knew that having a third child and adding to our busier than busy schedule would be the best surprise possible! This is truly the good stuff! We adore him and we are always amazed how he just goes along for the ride - and there are a lot of them!
We're celebrating this week and the list is LARGE! Oh yes! We'll go by age... Mr. Noah was recognized at his school assembly and we couldn't be more proud of him. He works so hard and loves school so much - to see him run up to get his award just put a big grin on Brien's face and mine, too. He was so happy and pleased with the recognition - and the Cardiff Way ticket... It seems that he is growing into a more confident and self-assured little man every day. We reluctantly credit a lot of this to his skateboarding... I was secretly hoping it would be a passing fancy but this weekend he dropped in (unsuccessfully but that is not the point) on the concrete bowl. I have been dreading him attempting this but he was unfazed by it... He just wanted to be where his friends were and have fun at the park! Noah continues to be the best big brother. He amazes me with his patience. He asks a lot more questions now that he has another sibling to compare Cecily to - BUT... he is still there to cheer her on. He was so excited when Cecily had some of her big succcesses this week. And they were...
1) She walked! Yes - she walked! This should be a blog post on its own but I'm saving that for when she does it on a continued basis. But ... we will celebrate the win by saying she walked between 2 objects by letting go - taking a few steps - before catching herself on the next object. Like Noah, we see her confidence growing. She is so proud of herself and she often stops to clap and to look around to ensure that we are also clapping! And of course we are!!! We don't let these milestones pass by without a big 'ol party!
2) Cecily is learning her letters! She correctly pointed to 4 random letters on our alphabet board today. To say I was happy is an understatement. I am always telling everyone she is smart - and this is NOT just to combat all the "pretty" comments. For the record - I am guilty of telling her she is cute as pie but I'm very quick to tell her just how smart Mommy thinks she is! She was grinning from ear to ear when we celebrated her success
I'm sure there were more little victories but I'll skip to Mr. Cason. He is just our happy clam and as he hits his milestones without a care in the world we thank God for the blessing of a healthy child. Admittedly it is sometimes startling to see just how easily he does things that we have worked so very hard for with Cecily. But we quickly try and put those thoughts aside and just thank God that he is off to the races! He is so close to crawling and it won't be long before he is into all kinds of trouble. I love hearing him call for me and say Mammma. He draws out the sounds and I relish every one. I love to feed him. It is not a chore. It is a gift. I love watching him anticipate every bite of food. He loves to eat. He knows the good stuff - and he is eager to get it all into his fabulous and bulging belly. He gives the most sweet cuddles and nuzzles and is always holding on and patting us and looking for his big brother and big sister. He is just the happiest little monkey and we feel like life is finally going in the right direction.
Cecily's Closet just completed its 27th makeover! It is hard to believe that in less than three years we have turned an idea into a very small but very passionate non-profit! We are so excited about the future of this organization and we are so very touched by all of the wonderful people we have met that have stepped forward to support our mission of making a difference for children with special needs in San Diego.
We're looking forward to even more good stuff! We're on a roll...
Onwards and upwards!