August marks both boys’ half birthdays!
Cal is 18 months and Max is 3.5 years old!
I thought it would be fun to share what we wrote about the boys in our Adoption Portfolio:
Maxwell was born in February of 2010!
He is a very curious and fun-loving three year old; wild and free! He loves rough housing and playing sports, reading and cooking with us. He is inquisitive and is always figuring out how things work. He rarely stops moving, but has the sweetest heart and spirit. He absolutely loves to help and everything he’s putting effort toward is his “work.” We see in him a passion to do what is right, be kind, and help people. He is an exceptional big brother! He has loved and helped with Cal since he was born, never skipping a beat. Now, he pushes his little brother around once in a while (as any big brother does) but protects and looks after him always. He already has a crib waiting in his room and talks quite a bit about “when the new baby comes.”
Calvin was born in February of 2012!
He is an adventurous, passionate, joyful 18 month old! He looks up to Max, watches him, laughs at him, and attempts everything he does. They are best buds. Cal is very aware of what he wants and works to communicate how to get it. He cuddles and kisses, loves to greet people, wave bye-bye, talk to the birds, listen to music (sing along smiling), be funny and cause good-natured mischief. We think he will transition to being a big brother very well; he has so much more to learn and do, we’re sure he will love to have another partner along for the ride!
(These pictures are two of my favorites! They capture the boys’ temperaments as well as a picture might: I love the scar over Max’s eye and Cal’s facial expression is one that I see often).
How many kids do you have? How would you best describe them in just a few words? I’d love to hear: