A is for Attachment
Attachment is one of the biggest fears we can face when parenting. Will we love our child enough? Will he/she love us back? Will our bond be special? Will he know that he can rely on us and no longer have to fend for himself all of the time? We are very happy to say that we feel Blake has attached to us very quickly. Sometimes he is still a little more 'friendly’ with strangers than we are comfortable with, but the progress that has been made in the past year is exciting.
Each stage of parenting we discover a new challenge. We also discover new joys. Blake could have totally shut down and withdrew from us when he arrived home, but he didn’t. He embraced his new life and all of his new discoveries.
Part of Blake’s personality is he is ornery in a fun way. His orneriness is most apparent when he is playing with his big sister and big brother. They have so much fun together.
Blake likes to have his picture taken. He is a total cheese ball! Of course his adorable smile and gorgeous eyes makes him a great subject to photograph.
Blake loves anything with wheels! He tells Justin all of the time, “Daddy – I like your truck.” He even has made some elderly people’s day by complementing them on their walkers that have the little seat you can sit on and wheels.
Photo courtesy of Lauren HensleyI is for “I like it allllll day”
That is one of Blake’s famous phrases that many of us have begun using. We can say, “Blake do you want to go to school?” He’ll say, “Yeah – I like it alllll day”. We can say, “Blake do you want some more M & Ms?” He’ll say, “Yeah – I like them alllll day!”