One thing that remains consistent about Austin is his wonderful heart, it just oozes sweetness. Even when I was pregnant with Austin, I would tell people that I had no idea what his personality would be like ("active' because he moved A LOT ... lol) but I knew he would be sweet. That feeling stuck with me my whole pregnancy, this sweetness ... hard to explain, but I felt it. He was a good baby too, a hungry one, but very good. Loved to be held and cuddled, very sweet. :)
Yesterday was my husband's great Uncle's Birthday. I picked Austin up from school and told him we had to drop a Birthday card off at our Uncle's house. Austin proceeded to tell me that we needed "to bake him a cake". I explained that we did not have time to bake one since we were on our way to his house right away. Austin said (something like this) "Well, he has to have a cake for his Birthday, let's go buy him one!". "Okay ... " I replied. Austin said that "The cake has to have strawberries.". So we went in the store and looked for a cake with whipped cream, strawberries and chocolate. We purchased the cake and we were on our way.
I got to our Uncle's house and he was out for a walk. Our Auntie took the cake and card and said "Thank you". She expressed how touched she was and how happy our Uncle would be by the gesture. As we walked back to the truck, our Uncle was walking up the lane way. So I told Austin to go and wish him a Happy Birthday and give him a hug. Austin, in true fashion, went running to our Uncle and jumped into his arms to give him a hug. OMG! "Austin do not do that ... you could hurt him." Our Uncle turned 86 yesterday. A very sweet, talented and good man. Thank goodness he was alright and Austin didn't knock him over! He was just excited to see him and wish him Happy Birthday. He rarely gives anyone an open (front) hug, he will usually turn his back and people have to hug him that way. Not our Uncle, poor guy got more than he bargained for! Anyway, he was a good sport and told me it was okay and not to worry. I told him we left him a little surprise inside and it was Austin's idea. He was very happy. So, a kiss, a hug and a Happy Birthday and we were on our way.
It is interesting to finally see Austin verbalizing the connections he's making and acting on them. I have always known what a sweetie he is ... anyone who knows him will say that he is a sweet boy. It is just nice to see his sweetness in motion.
*HUGS* to all! Wishing all the Mothers a very Happy Mother's Day! :)