Here's our Two Year Old!
Why do the baby days fly by so quickly? Moses is not a baby anymore, but a running, rough-housing, talking, tumbling two-year-old. He is full of delights for us with his crazy antics and timely sense of humor; not a day goes by without us laughing and looking at each other and saying, This is a funny kid.
Moses has also been a healing balm in our lives. God gave Moses to us less than a year after Matthias died and used him to heal so much of the pain of Matthias' death. Moses obviously is not a replacement for Matthias; we will never stop missing our little boy who is not here with us. But when Moses was born and I heard him cry and held his warm little body, part of the ache in my heart went away.
And now we watch Moses and say, I wonder what Matthias would have been like? Would he have been this funny and boisterous? Would he have been more mellow and reserved? Having Moses here gives us a tiny glimpse of what it would be like to have Matthias here.
But just a glimpse, because there has never been and there never will be another little boy just like our Moses.
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Some of you already know that Moses broke out with a case of chicken pox the day before his birthday. Thankfully, he doesn't seem very sick and we had a fun day celebrating his birthday. We couldn't go anywhere, but it was a beautiful day and there was plenty to do here at home. Here's a run-down of Moses' 2nd birthday:
Chicken Pox are no fun, but Moses is handling the itching very well
Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready for a new day!
Pancakes for breakfast: Moses' favorite
Then it's outside to play
Sweet! Mom's letting me blow my own bubbles!
Eeew, I got bubbles in my mouth!
Now it's time for the hose and a "water slide"
After naptime, we went inside, turned on the AC and the kids made a fort. Grace worked on Moses' present: a book about a little boy named Bob who learns to use a potty, :) and I made a pie for after dinner. I won't post a picture of it because I am just not good at making pretty pies. The pie gene must have passed me up, because my mom makes incredible pies and so does my sister. Mine look more like they were made with a Play-doh Fun Factory.
But anyway, it tasted good. We had Mo's favorite dinner (spaghetti) when Richard came home, and had a pretty mellow evening together. The presents and cake and festivities will be on Saturday. Today we just celebrated having this sweet boy here with us. God has been so good to us, in giving us all our children, but especially today we thank Him for Moses.