Drew is such a funny little copycat. When I asked all the little boys who wanted a snack, Braden, Asher, and Jacob all threw their hands up and shouted, “Me!”
Little Drew watched with wide eyes and processed it for a half a second. Then he raised his fat little hand and cried, “Me!”
Whenever I ask the kids a question like that, they love to shout ME just so that Drew will copy them. He has gotten more and more exuberant in his response as well, throwing his hands in the air and shouting loudly, “Meeeeee!”
Drew copies a lot of what his big brothers do now… so I suppose it’s only a matter of time before he finds a toilet to flood.
In addition to mimicking lots of sounds and short words that he hears, little Drew also says NO and MY (mine) very clearly and with great authority. It’s pretty obvious that he’s the youngest (for now anyway). He also says “whee” when he swings and “cheese” when he sees a camera.
Drew has eight front teeth that make his smile so darling and he has four molars now too. (He’s always been my earliest to get each of his teeth.) He has the same little curly duck tail on the back of his blond head, and I love it. He still walks like a little gorilla and he has gotten really fast. No more crawling for this big boy! He climbs everything too. He’s a tank of a baby and can wear Jacob’s clothes if necessary. He absolutely hates shoes and only occasionally tolerates socks; he’s a barefoot baby all the way.
Drew is a tough little guy. He loves wrestling and rough-housing already and dishes out as much as he takes. He is also a sweet little love. He gives the very best hugs! He leans into me, puts his arms around me, and sighs with satisfaction. And then he just rests there for a few moments, so sturdy and warm in my arms. I’ve never had a one-year-old who gives really uses his arms to squeeze and give active hugs rather than passive, snuggly ones.
Drew loves being outside. He loves the trampoline, the swings, the slide, and running around in the yard. He loves playing with cars and balls. He adores his daddy.
I am absolutely in love with this boy, head over heels in love! Drew is so sweet and so fun and so happy. I am very thankful to have this precious little boy in our family, my seventh baby and my fifth son. He is amazing!