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Monday, March 28, 2011

I must be feeling nostalgic

I can't even wrap my mind around what a difference 6 months can make in the life of a child.  I struggle with how deep to get on this ol' blog sometimes so I guess I can stick with some of the obvious signs.   See my adorable boy, I realize that I am crazy biased but I think he is just ridiculously handsome.
Now see this picture, does he not look like a totally different kid. 

This boy has put on over 10 pounds in the last 6 months...he gained most of that weight in the first 2 months.  I'm so glad to have those chubby cheeks.  
10 pounds is a lot for this little guy.. about 30% of his body weight.  Here he is again the day we met.  













It has been awe inspiring to watch a child grow and learn as much as he has in 6 Months.  His behavior was more like a two year old...and now he is about up to age level. 



Watching him learn new toys and new behaviors and simple things like running and jumping...which he couldn't do 6 months ago.. it's all just amazing.
The first photo I saw of him was a baby pic... and I just swore he looked so much like Finn.  I rarely see a resemblance any more but when I took this photo the other day I caught of glimpse of their similarities again... 
 Have I ever mentioned how loving this boy is..  I have just never seen anything like it...
 Are you ever just in a zone doing something and then "Whack"  you hit your elbow, so you simply wince and moan "ouch" to yourself...now has anyone ever paid attention to that complaint... well no one ever listened to me..   until now.  If I stub my toe or bump into the cabinet (Yes, I'm a total clutz) and say a simple.."oww".  This boy comes running. "Mama, what's wrong.  Did you hurt yourself.  Do you need a bandaid.  Do you need me to rub your back.  Can I help you"  Seriously this boy loves with a heart bigger than I have ever known.    Love you buddy.

9 comments:

Girly Girl Mommy said...

What a sweet boy- and I don't think you are biased- he is incredibly handsome!
~Kelly

Merrill said...

What a handsome boy! It's always amazing to look back and really see the changes that have taken place right before your very eyes.

Kristi said...

The change in his eyes is just as magical as the change in his now chubby little cheeks! While he looked pretty at ease with you then, there is NO DOUBT that he feels secure and loved now!

Kathleen said...

LOVE those pictures! I remember your posts from China about how loving Ty was right off the bat...so heartwarming!!

Cheri said...

Sweet, sweet posts about your son and Mina. I agree, with the chaos of a big family, we sometimes miss some things. We need to slow down, make moments last.

A Cup of Cold Water said...

amy, i have loved the last two posts, seeing how far the kids have come! this post especially was so neat to see! we've seen similar things in eve. i'd go so far as to say her skin tone has changed and her hair has this new red tint. she's like a new girl! it's just incredible to watch, you are right. :)
erika

Anonymous said...

Amy! He is absolutely gorgeous! I remember seeing him for the first time at breakfast the morning after he came into your family. He has come so far! Love his hair! :) 10 pounds! wow! What a healthly guy. We can't wait to see you guys again. We need to get to Charlotte! Any trips planned to the Atlanta area yet?

Julie Keyman

Anonymous said...

I miss you and your sweet family!
C3J2

Jennifer Barbee said...

I think we should definitely arrange a marriage between Ty and my Lainie.