These pictures from this weekend could just speak for themselves, but I just wanted to write a little bit about my sweet Hayes.
When Hudson was 2.5 years old, Hayes was 6 months old. 2.5 is such a great age, and it has been fun to experience this age without also caring for a baby. Our Hayes is such a delightful little guy. He’s completely silly. He is flexible. In many ways he fits the stereotype of the second born child.
He wakes up smiling. He doesn’t hold grudges. He marches to the beat of his own drum and is generally a happy guy. He is strong-willed and has a bit of a temper, but he gets over things quickly.
Hayes is extremely active and physical. Always jumping. Or running. Or climbing. Or taking a flying leap off the furniture. It’s slightly frightening, but I do love his personality.
He loves to dance and loves to sing. He pretends to conduct his own orchestra.
He’s doing what he can to assert his independence. Resisting having his hand held to cross the street and attempting to do everything all by himself.
My favorite time of day with him is when we read to him at night, without Hudson, and he is fully attentive. The boys are great together, but I love that time with just Hayes where I know he’s listening and know he’s not distracted. He’s so still and so present.
Hayes lives to make Hudson laugh and wants to make Hudson happy so badly. And if we ever need an interpreter to help us know what Hayes is saying (his speech has improved by 120%– it’s incredible, but there are still times when he’s talking a mile a minute and we have no idea what he’s saying) we always go to Hudson. And Hudson always knows what Hayes is saying. That may be my favorite thing about their sweet relationship.
He’s incredibly sweet and gives the best hugs.The kind of hug where he wraps his arms around your neck and fully rests his head on my shoulder. I’m in complete denial that his 3rd birthday is only a few months away, and I have big plans to keep him a toddler forever. He’s our bull in a china shop and our sweet, gentle boy all rolled into one.
He makes me so very happy.