Sage is the sweetest little boy. As he plays during the day, he will often come to me for a quick hug. Those hugs always brighten my day and bring a smile to my face. I hope that I never forget those sweet little hugs during the day. I am sure there will come a time when he is embarrassed to hug his mama. And much to soon for me!
This morning, after he waited patiently for me to drag myself out of bed to get him out of his crib, he signed to me that he was hungry. I asked him if he wanted milk first, he shook his head yes and started signing milk. I asked him if he wanted milk in a sippy and again he shook his head yes. This is the first morning in almost 16 months of life that he hasn't nursed or taken a bottle first thing in the morning. My little boy is growing up! The night time bottle is a different story. I don't think I am ready to give that up. It is such a sweet time to cuddle with him.
I sometimes wish that we had gotten Sage used to sleeping in our bed. I long for the time when he wants to come jump in our bed with us. Right now, he sees it as play time. And on the other hand, I am glad he is an independant sleeper. I wish I could have the best of both worlds!
Yesterday, we went to a new park. It was so nice. Sage had so much fun climbing, sliding and exploring the wood chips and sand. None was eaten, that I saw. He is so independant and doesn't care if he wanders far away from me. And he isn't intimidated by anyone. He just looks at them and sometimes waves and goes on his way. Often in the store while my back is turned, he will wave at someone. It is fun to have such a sweet boy who can bring a smile to other people.
I love Sage.