Connor has grown up a lot to us lately. He's using lots of words, runs really really fast, and got his first big boy professional haircut. He cracked me up today and my heart melted a few times as I watched him try to mimic what older boys around him where doing.
We were at Barnes 'N Nobles this morning and he was THRILLED when a boy about the age of 6 came to the train table to play. I could tell Connor was excited but a little shy and gently approached the older boy a few times to show him or tell him something. As the older boy moved around the children's section, I noticed Connor moving too. When the boy looked through picture books on a rack, Connor did too. When the boy sat on a step and flipped through books, Connor did too, all the time keeping one eye on the boy to see if he was noticing him and what he would do next. So sweet!
This afternoon we were outside playing because it was 70 degrees here today and Connor desperately wanted to go where there was a pick-up football game in the communal grassy area. We found a ball to play with there so we could be close the the boys but stay out of there way. The little stinker figured out if he kicked the ball over to where they were then he would have to run after it and he could be part of the action. He had a huge smile on face the whole time and would look to me like, "Hey Mom! Look at me! I'm a big boy too!" I love these moments in life. I'm trying to soak them all up before they pass me by. People keep telling me childhood "flies by" and I think the next time someone tells me that I'm going to put tape over their mouths.:)