My little Cason is what we refer to in our house as our joy and our blessing. He is truly one of the sweetest children to ever grace this amazing earth - and no - I'm not the least bit biased! He can lift my spirits on the darkest of days and he can make me laugh with the simple twinkle of his bright blue eyes. He is never far from his favorite things: his blue and white blanket pictured here, his ever faithful thumb, and his milk. It does not take much to satisfy this little guy and he is always happy. I can - and do - learn a lot from this little cuddle bug!
It is amazing how wonderful life is if you choose to look for the good. It is so easy to find the bad, the stressful and the ugly stuff that far too often clutters our lens on life. There are days when I am ready to scream with the madness - whether it be work providing a healthy dose of frustration, the kids testing my patience which is often in short supply, or perhaps just the feeling like there is a hundred things to do every day and never a free minute to take five and breathe. But then in toddles Cason without a care in the world - toting his blanket and just looking for love. He can stop me in my tracks and it does not take one bat of his eyelashes before he gets picked up and swung around the room or danced into the playroom for a good little play. He is truly a joy and a blessing and we are so grateful that we get to share him in our family.
He makes everyone happy in the house. Cecily thinks he is almost as cool as Noah... She loves to now boss him around (yes - she is exerting her control!) And Noah loves to laugh at all the funny things he does and hear about the stories of when he was little causing trouble. And yes, little Cason provides a whole new level of trouble in our house. I have never seen a baby not listen like Cason. He looks you square in the face, hears you shout no, and dares you to stop him as he scales the dining table, climbs the furniture and tries to bounce up and down on any surface with a spring. He has no fear and despite taking a few good bonks... he just keeps going and going and going.
I am quite positive it is his breath of fresh air that breathed new life into our family. He inspires Cecily in ways I never imagined. My fear that a baby would stall her development and prevent me from working with her closely couldn't be farther from the truth. (It is a lot of work... but they help each other!). I just love watching the interactions between them and the genuine love that they have for each other at such a young age. Sibling love is the best! I am pretty sure there is no better feeling than seeing your kids hug and love on each other.
When life provides a constant roller coaster it is great to you know you've got an amazing family to take the ride with. Thank you Cason for making the journey spectacular and I look forward to watching you grow from our baby into our beautiful big boy. (but for now - I'll enjoy and eat up all the baby I can get because you are priceless my little man!)
Onwards and upwards!