This sweet little guy of ours is going to be four next month - WOW!
The top four photo's were taken a couple of days ago, he insisted on stripping of his pants to dip his toes in the water. His response - "It's cold!"
The innocence of children, it's amazing to witness. They live their lives so carefree, at a million miles an hour, telling you exactly how things are.
We have some wonderful conversations with Cooper - "What do you want to be when you grow up, a fireman, a policeman, a builder?" His response " I just want to be big, just want to be big Cooper" And he is so right, he will be big, oh the innocence.
I love it when he calls me mum and I don't respond to him straight away. I am then met with him yelling "Buffy"!! I love it that he thinks I am called mummy Buffy.
To think that this time four years ago, we were playing the waiting game to meet this little guy (oops, he wasn't that little, he was 9 pound 5 ounces - OUCH!)
And we wondered if he was a pink or a blue one, thought about what this little person would look like, what personality he would have.
In four years, we have created so many incredible memories. He is so much like both of us - he loves to read on the toilet, have chocolate coffees in his squishy take away cup, play at the beach - and boy can he talk like me!!!
Cooper, you have a wonderful caring nature, an ability to make me smile as soon as you come into our bed in the morning (or during the night), saying, "it's just me Cooper". I love that you are still happy to kiss and cuddle me when I drop you at creche - and when I pick you up, you tell me how much you have missed me. I admire your sneaky skills to sidetrack me to swipe my phone, so you can go and play games or check out you tube. You make my heart melt with the way you watch out for your brother Charlie (even though at times he is determined to get out of your grasp). Your "good morning Charlie" and "good night Charlie" make me feel so proud that we have raised you to share the love.
You are too funny saying you are "one" and that you are not turning four. Don't worry munchkin, you are still our little guy.
Don't you wish that we could all still be living an innocent childhood?
I can't wait till my almost four year old wakes up tomorrow and starts singing "la,la, la,la,la,la sing a happy song! The smurfs are in full swing at our place at the moment - now, that is bringing back memories of my childhood.