(I apologize for the picture quality but that's what happens when you shoot directly into the sunlight. Lesson learned!)
Last week he asked if he could show the baby where the toys were. I said of course and smiled that he was already considering sharing and was okay with that. I just hope he feels the same when it's actually time to share. He loves to tell us he loves us, he misses us, and loves hugs and kisses. He's very gentle with other kids and you can tell he's just itching to be everyone's friend. I would love to take credit for all of that but some things I think they are just born with.
Don't get me wrong though, he still is a wild child who is into everything. He is still the same sweet boy who starts talking the minute he wakes up and doesn't stop until he goes to bed (and even after that). He's the one who will repeat himself over and over until you respond. Maybe mommy and daddy will get a break and Colin will share some of his conversation with "Pete" once he gets here. I'm sure Pete will want to soak up all of Colin that he can. As wild and active as he is, he's still such a sweet child. One day this week he was giving me his typical hug good-bye and put his head a little lower to give the baby a hug too. Those sweet and tender moments make the wild child moments disappear...at least momentarily!
While we're on the subject of babies, I was directed today to a very inspirational and uplifting post. This one will take some time but it is a tear-jerker with a happy ending. If you feel so inclined, take a moment and read Adrienne's amazing journey becoming a mother.