I think he is absolutely perfect.
He was scared and lost.
While it has sometimes not been easy and there are things that he will continue to struggle with for years to come as a result of some of the circumstances of his early life (impulse control....no jumping off the furniture, again today). He amazes us with his resilience and just plain appetite for life and fun. We are so, so lucky to be his family.
He has developed healthy attachments and trusts us now to be there for him, and you can see it in how he is growing. His world is stable again and he is free to just be a little boy. And there is nothing better than the spontaneous hugs and I love yous that he feels safe to give to us, that say you're my mommy and daddy.
We weren't there for his birth or his first three birthdays but I look at him now and think, how did we live each day before our Cardo Man?
Cardo Man and the awesome robot cake Hot Mama made for him.
Seriously, could he be any cuter?