This morning I got rid of Kobi's smaller fork and spoon. It made me kind of sad but then I started thinking about how much fun it is watching him grow.
You see, Kobi first came to us when he was 6 months old. He was so quiet and scared so easily. You could try to touch his face and he would flinch, so we had to be so careful.
Each day we held him, kissed him, hugged him and talked to him. We got him to trust us.
Today Kobi is a little over 4 years old. Boy, has he changed.
Kobi laughs, he smiles, he jokes and little by little his fears are going away. He also has quite the imagination.
We marvel at the words he can use and in the right sentence form as well. He uses words like actually, frustrated and imagination. Like most children, he knows his favorite places to go by reading the signs. He knows McDonald's, Chuck E. Cheese, Culver's (they have his favorite "cream ice cream," as he calls it), and Burger King.
He makes up his own stories to tell us, and my favorite part of the day...he sings me songs that he has made up.
Kobi likes to talk about his family so we talk about everybody who is in his family. My favorite thing to tell Kobi is thank you for being part of our family and he just smiles.
Erica, our daughter, comes over on Sunday nights for dinner and he is always wanting to give her flowers, so we had to explain to him that would not always be possible, so he has learned how to make crafts for her.
I am really looking forward to the years ahead to see how he develops. He has so many things he wants to do when he grows up, so we will see what happens with that.
Thanks again Kobi for being part of our family!