Yep, my little guy is not so little anymore.
He's now entered the double digits and slowly we are seeing the signs of things to come. His attempts at sarcasm that sometimes back fire and get him into trouble; his doting on his sisters as the role of "Big Brother Protector" (when he's not trying to kill them himself), and don't forget the teenage boy appetite that is rearing it's head. It scares me to see how fast the last 10 years have gone by, cause I'm pretty sure it was just last week we were walking the halls with the worlds most colicky baby, but now he's a budding comedian and genius.
If this kid doesn't end up as a rocket scientist I'll be surprised (although these days he plans on being a paleontologist, which is a vast improvement from his career goal when he was 5, cause then he was gonna be a bus driver). He thinks so fast that it's scary and in ways that I would never have thought of. Often he has questions that Jeff and I can't answer so he has now become close friends with Google.
Just today, when his pop exploded up through his straw we got a lecture on something to do with carbon dioxide, the density of bubbles,creating a vacuum and something else to do with air pressure ???
His sensitivity and kindness amaze me and while sometimes we wish he would toughen up a little in public, I know that he is the boy who would give away all his toys if he knew it would make someone else happy. Every once in a while I look at him and catch glimpses of my baby, but those are fading and I am so excited to see the young man that he is turning into. So Happy Birthday to my Nay Nay (when does he get to old for me to call him that?)
So sweet and innocent:
Now? not so much: