Please tell my child to stop growing

Thursday, July 23, 2015

First, I want to give a shout out to Amanda @ RunningwithSpoons for the link up.

Its #thinkingoutloud Thursday!

I woke up today and realized that my baby boy is 19-mo.  He is no longer a baby and I can't stop him from growing.  I love this stage he is in but I miss the gummy smile and rolls for days.  Now, he is so independent and wants to show me how he can do things all by himself.

Please slow down growing my little man...


Ryan is now 30lbs and is wearing size 7 toddler shoes and is in 2T clothing.  He is going to be tall like his daddy.  

He will not let you feed him at all, he grabs his fork and spoon in excitement and must do it by himself...even if it means wearing the food head-to-toe.  He runs everywhere and loves to climb on everything.  

Danger is his middle name.  He has no fear, and gets more bumps and bruises than a Mayweather fight on TV.  He loves his trucks and getting dirty, but he has such a sweet side to him too and loves to give you hugs and read books (or my Better Homes and Gardens magazines).  

He loves to sing and dance, say "bye bye" to all of the trees, birds, and planes, and love love loves the pool and sprinkler.  

He can tell you how old he is and stick out his finger to show you (and shout) that he is one.  He knows his body parts and when you ask him what his heart does he taps his chest and says "pum pum...pum pum."

He loves being outside and on his bike.  He would spend the night out there if you would let him. 

He makes me laugh to no end and he loves being silly and goofing off to make you smile.  He is such a people person and has the best personality.  He grabs your phone and walks all over the house pretending he is on an important call and just chats away.  I am in trouble when he is older. 

And don't get me started on the ladies.  He is the biggest flirt I know and loves blowing kisses to all the ladies and giving some crazy flirtatious looks.

I couldn't be more blessed for God to choose Russell and I to be his parents.  And, I couldn't love anything more deeply than my child.  When Ryan was born, I immediately knew what my purpose was on this earth, to be his little mommy...and it is the very best job I have ever had.  

I cannot wrap my head around the fact that he will be two in just five months.  People always say time flies but I never did grasp that until I had a child.  

So I am going to take the rest of the day and sulk just a little bit over my growing boy.  Be still my heart...