Cody is the youngest child of my oldest son Joe. He not only looks just like his daddy, he seems to have many of his personality traits as well. He is forever and always on the move, haha. What a little cutie he really is, and how I love him. I love to sit him down in my family room on the mornings I watch him (he is on his way here this morning as I type this...YAY...I get him on his actual birthday) and just watch him go. One moment he is captivated by his train and the sounds and the lights that go on and off, but all it takes is a flash somewhere else that catches his eye and he is off in the other direction. Possibly to the window where the dog jumps. However it is entirely possible as he is in route to the window, he might notice some little "something" that also draws him in and he is distracted in a totally different direction. Every once in a while, he toddles over to me and wants me to pick him up and love on him, which Grandma is quick to oblige him with. He LOVES me to sing for him. Goodness only knows why, as my singing talents are definitely lacking, haha. But he will put his little head on my shoulder, and hum until I begin to sing. He has dozed off this way, soo many times I couldn't count them up. He is always so glad to see me, grinning his huge sweet little smile and practically jumping out of his daddy's arms to get to me, and it never fails to warm my heart and make my spirit fill with joy at my blessing of this little guy. He can say several words...Dada, Mama, kitty, Max (their dogs name, haha), bye bye, and what's this....Now some of these you have to know what he is trying to say, but others (like Max) he says perfectly plain. He is VERY coordinated for his age (just like his daddy was) and can climb on anything and everything within his power. He is a wonderful eater and is quite serious about his food, haha. (kind of like Grandma here). He weighs 24 pounds. I am not quite sure about his height, but he is well above average. A pretty big boy. He has his daddy beat here as Joe was my little elf. lol He weighed only 20 pounds at a year and was shorter than the average 1 year old. I don't think anyone moved quite as bit as much as Joe did, no doubt burning calories galore. Cody has completed their family and added soo much love to the hearts of all who know him....HAPPY BIRTHDAY my sweet little Cody. May the Lord bless you and keep you and make his face to shine upon you now and forever more!
He and Donatella (whose is my youngest son's Jimmy's youngest daughter and will be 1 year old on Valentine's Day) will celebrate their birthdays together here on Sun with a big party. How fun it has been for this Grandma to have two babies only 11 days apart to enjoy. They are a riot together. lol Every once in a while one or the other of them will "kiss" (or is it a bite, the line is definitely blurred sometimes) the other. Soo sweet. Here are some pictures of my darling little Cody. ENJOY!
Luke 1:14 And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.
This week I am thankful for this precious little sweetie. I pray the Lord watches over him and blesses his life with everything that He would have for him. I pray that Cody comes to know the Lord at an early age, and lives a life as the Lord would have him, serving Him and loving Him with all of His heart. To join the other thankful hearts this week, click HERE