I asked Jayden if he likes football or Rugby better. He didn't hesitate to tell me that football is his LIFE. Unfortunately the only football he gets here is when he streams the BYU games with dad on Sunday mornings (I must say with the time change it's nice to not have our Saturdays dominated by BYU games). But Rugby is a pretty good alternative. I love that he gets to learn a new sport and I love that they are all getting exposed to new things here. Today they learned how to play cricket at school. Next week Kylie gets to go sailing with her class. Next year Jayden's class gets to go to a surf camp. They are just now finishing up 2 weeks of swim lessons that they had during school which leaves me to wonder just how much time they have left for academics, but one thing is for sure, they are getting a very well rounded education. The thing about Jayden is that he wants to be the best at whatever he does, which can be a really good thing or a really bad thing. I love that he has worked so hard to excel at a sport that many of these kids have been playing for years. And I do love seeing him in action. I look at him every day, but sometimes I don't really see him. As I look at these pictures I realize just how tall and skinny he has gotten. Those cute little arms. I'm noticing the freckles scattered across his nose. I see a strong resemblance to my cousin Jesse when I look at his profile. I forgot that he has that cute dimple. His hair is getting darker. Small changes that mean he's growing up. Sometimes I miss that little boy who would tell me he wished that he could go inside his body to see how it worked, who I would eat popcorn and play games with every wednesday after preschool, who would have me sing the Thomas theme song as his bedtime lullaby, who I would take to Fry's for donuts as our special treat. But I love seeing the young man he's growing into. And he'll still let me kiss and love on him. Even in public. And he scored two trys (touchdowns) just for me. Mama's boys for the win.
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