I think the question that I get asked the most lately is, “So, when are you going to try for a girl?” I have to admit, I kinda have to keep from laughing when I’m asked that. I have 2 perfect boys!!! What more could I want in life?! I mean, I get why people ask it, but it just never crossed my mind that our family was missing anything. Plus, last time I checked, you can’t actually “try” for a boy or a girl. God decides that! And God clearly intended for me to be the only princess of this house! (Even the cat and dog are males!)
Anyways, with that in mind, I thought I’d give my 2 perfect boys a little blog shout out. (As if I don’t write about them enough.) It’s just so amazing to me that two little boys with the same two parents can be SO different. They are both awesome in their own unique ways, but they are completely different kids.
I’ll start with Brady…our sweet, tender-hearted B-Man. He’s his father’s son in that he has striking blue eyes, a quick temper when things are frustrating him, and a knack for analyzing things down to the tiniest detail. From day one, he would study things and practically stare into your soul. He understood how to actually play with his toys from very early on. He was not an “I’ll just shove anything in my mouth” kinda kid (unlike his brother, but I digress…) He’s always been shy to warm up to strangers and has to take his time to get comfortable in an environment, but once he does, he’s lighthearted and silly. He’s the type of person I’d want on my side if I had a problem I needed solving, or just needed someone to talk to. He can play independently for hours- mostly with his trains or watching Mickey Mouse. He’s braver than I’d ever expect a 2-year-old to be when it comes to trying new things- rides, food, playing with animals, going under water… He’s smarter than anyone could imagine and is constantly surprising us with the things he knows. Often times he’s quiet and you have no idea how much he’s absorbing of a situation or conversation and then 3 days later he’ll repeat it to you verbatim. He’s usually the kid who gets his toys taken from him in a group setting, but is starting to stick up for himself more-especially if there’s a train involved! He likes to hold mommy’s hand and ride on daddy’s back. He asks us to tickle him and is quick to laugh. He’s my big boy, but will always be baby and first love.
Now for Nolan, our enthusiastic, lil’ Bubba. Or N-Dawg, or Rolie Nolie, or Rollin’ Nolan… He’s kept me on my toes from conception!! He’s seriously the best surprise of my life and will surely bring me tons of gray hair. Even in the womb he was making his mark on the world. I mean, the kid tied his own umbilical cord into a knot for Pete’s sake! He’s the loud to my quiet, the messy to my clean, and the crazy to my calm. He’s demanding and will not settle for being the forgotten second child. He steals the show and can charm anyone’s pants off. He’s always busy- growling, squealing, blowing raspberries, eating his toys, clapping, shaking his fists, and dancing. He loves mealtime and will literally pull the food out of your mouth to take for himself. He’s the kind of person that everyone will want to be friends with, and will surely be the first to buy you a round of drinks if you’re down in the dumps. He’s like his brother was in that he’s taking his time to become mobile–(Thank God!!)
Because once he’s on the loose, watch out world!!! He’s my forever baby and no matter what, I’ll always think of him as crazy little, thumb-sucking, hair pulling, heartbreaker.
Our boys are our greatest blessings and they are the ones that make all of our adventures so amazing. I’m truly blessed to be theirs’ (and Chris’s) girl. Thanks for letting me do a little mommy bragging!