Happy Birthday Edward!

August 4th, 2008

edward.jpgMy nephew, Edward Isaac, turned two on Thursday. We celebrated Sunday morning.

Two short weeks ago, Edward was wrestling with just a few new words: blue, mama, dadda.

Yesterday, though, he was forming complete sentences like, “I got it.”

It’s an amazing, exciting process to watch.

As is the dynamic between he and his older brother. Edward’s a happy kid: following Ethan, copying his every move, and grinning the whole time. Ethan adores and protects him, bristling when the limits of his authority are breached (like when his commandeering of Edward’s two-minute-old Tonka truck is rightfully vetoed by his father).

As I watched the boys frolick on the roof deck, wholly entertained by a bucket of water, I tried to remember when Christofer and I were five and two, respectfully. I couldn’t, though a similar dynamic existed between us, I’m sure, though it ebbs and flows and adapts to changing times and tides.

Both boys are about to embark on brand-new territory, as Ethan and Edward anticipate a younger sibling still. Will Ethan’s reign be bolstered at the oldest? How will Edward adjust in the middle? Stay tuned.


3 Responses to “Happy Birthday Edward!”

  1. Keith Mekenney  Says:

    GREAT looking nephews! I can’t believe how much Edward looks like Ethan. Can only imagine what a third boy or the first girl will look like. Hope all is well as summer winds down. Evan & Colin start school next Monday – 8/11.

  2. Rob P  Says:

    Happy B Day Edward. Hope everyone has a great time in Nantucket this weekend. Have a Cisco for me (not Edward though.. it’s beer. He is still too young to booze :)

  3. Amy  Says:

    Watching kids grow up is great! Albeit a bit sad at times (I still find myself missing their younger selves)!

    As the doting aunt to two nieces, now 15 and 12, it’s amazing to watch their transformation, the emergence of their individual personalities and the sibling relationship.

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