Wednesday, July 6, 2011

my big boy

Kaden is a big 4 1/2-year-old. He's changed so much in the past year. He's matured in a lot of ways. He is still an attention-craving, bouncing-off-the-walls, spirited little kid. He loves his life and is happy nearly 100% of the time. He really is the most joyful kid I know. He is sensitive though, and cries easily if his feelings are hurt or something isn't going how he wants it to. We are trying a few things to get his behavior under control. He wants to please and consistency pays off. He is sensitive to other people's feelings and always wants everyone to be happy. He is a loving big brother. He is so concerned about his baby. When we go to the gym, or places with a lot of kids, he is very protective of Beckham and really looks out for him. He wants to help him and make him happy. It's very cute how much they really adore each other.

Kaden talks (and wiggles) nonstop. He tells stories, and comes up with the most ridiculous things. There is never a dull moment with that boy. He loves to be outside. His favorite thing is watering anything and everything. He doesn't understand that I have to pay for all of that water he is using to create mud puddles and sidewalk paint. His train obsession never dies. He loves to learn new things, loves books and puzzles, and wants to help out with anything he can. He is so in love with his mommy and I couldn't be more happy about that.

Kaden has turned from baby into a little boy. He no longer has the big belly and chubby cheeks. He is lean and so muscly; he looks like a little man. He is coordinated and athletic. He climbs on absolutely everything. He is social and knows no stranger. He will talk to absolutely anyone. He's quite a charmer and gets people to fall in love with him. These past 4 1/2 years have flown by. I have absolutely loved this little boy from day one, and I am melted more and more every day. He has a secure place in my heart and I can't be more thankful for my little "Christmas Baby." God sure knew what our family needed when he surprised us with Kaden.

1 comment:

gin said...

Jess, I sometimes get sad that my own baby is growing up right before my eyes, but your posts about Kaden hearten me; I love the way you talk about him and I want to emulate it! I think you are an awesome mama and I am so glad I am able to keep up with your blog.