my quirky kid

There were a lot of things that surprised me when I became a mother. When we brought our baby boy home from the hospital, we had lots of ideas of what life was going to be like with a child. What we didn't really understand at that time was how hard it was going to be while at the same time how easy it was giong to be. I don't know if that makes sense when you read it but if you are a mom maybe you know what I mean. It is the most challenging thing that you will ever do and yet it is the most rewarding.

I am amazed every single day how much my heart grows. As I watch my little boy grow and discover this world, I discover it myself all over again. My love and appreciation for the simple things in life gets bigger with each passing day. I thought that I was going to teach my son all kinds of things about life. I still believe that this is true but what I didn't realize was how much he would teach me. 

I love this little man more than I did yesterday and I still don't understand how that is even possible. Being his mom is the highest honor and a precious gift from above.

You can probably tell by looking at the dark circles under Keegan's eyes that he hasn't been feeling the greatest. Poor kiddo is getting over a nasty sinus infection. After spending the whole weekend all cooped up in the house he was ready to get out and get some fresh air. I was sick right along with him so, I was ready too. As soon as the snow melted and the air warmed up we headed outside. "Outside" is Keegan's favorite new word but he says it more like "ou-side." He asks to go "ou-side" about 100 times a day.

This child is the happiest kid in the world if he is outdoors.

Here is where the quirky comes in...

While he was playing and having a good old time he realized that he had mud on his hands. Not good. He is very particular about getting stuff on his hands or feet. He doesn't like it at all. If he has a tiny little crumb stuck to his hands he whines at me and shows me his hand just like in that last photo. Funny little kid I've got.