Monday, April 27, 2015

Happy Happy Joy Boy

Sam is a happy, joyful boy, and he makes his mom very happy. He is such a blessing in my life!
(Although, in the interest of full disclosure, he was not a happy joy boy this morning. He has his moments! But most of the time, he is a happy and content, sweet-natured child.) 

Some pictures around the house of our happy boy last month...

Being a tunnel for his train. 

Sam discovered the fun of a training wheels bike last month. 
Time to move up from the tricycle! Finally!

On a quiet Sunday afternoon, Sam enjoyed burying Peter alive while he rested on the couch.
How diverting!


Circling the books he wanted from a book order.
(Book orders are the best!)

His mostly clean bedroom (thanks to me) is a happy place.

Conked out on the couch after a day of fun and happy things.  

 "Take a picture of me Mom, I'm scary."

I'm already mourning the loss of my little boy Sam and my baby Sam as he grows older and older. I absolutely loved the baby, toddler, and young preschooler years. Some of the happiest, most peaceful moments of my entire life consisted of sitting with him on an armchair after his naptimes as he sucked on a pacifier and sleepily stroked my wrist as I cuddled him and snuggled his warm little head up against the curve of my neck. It was pure heaven. As was scooping him up and tossing him in the air and bringing him in for a hug, And kissing his plump, soft little cheeks. Living life without this little joy boy at those ages makes my arms and my heart feel a little empty. Don't get me wrong; I want him to grow up and I love him just as much if not more the bigger he gets, but there is something so special about those baby/toddler/little kid years that can't ever be repeated, not even quite in the same way with another baby. I wish I could have frozen him in time and kept him as a baby, a 1-year-old, 2-year-old, 3-year-old and so on for many years at a time. 

As the sweet book Love You Forever by Robert Munsch says,
"I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living, my baby you'll be."

I'm going to keep on holding on to my joy boy and cuddling with him every day for as long as he'll let me!