Dear Little Dude,
On Saturday we celebrated your 3rd birthday!!! What a fun year it has been. You have grown and changed so much.
It has been a joy watching you with your brothers. BuhBuh has become your friend and that is something I pray lasts. Yes, the two of you have your moments, but what siblings don't. The Boy has really become a good Big Big brother who I know will protect you and you have shown that you feel safe and comfortable with him if I am not around.
You have quite the obsession (yes, I mean obsession) with trains. We live near two train tracks and as soon as you hear the whistle you want to go outside to see them. This is only an OK thing to do from our home. If you are at Gma and Paw Paw's house, where one of the train passes directly by, you prefer to go inside. Apparently it's just too loud down there.
You also love monster trucks and all kinds of balls. I was amazed that you were able to identify as many different sports balls as you did one day. You also like to play outside, play games, wrestle with daddy and snuggle with mommy reading books.
You are a tough kid. You are not afraid to stand up for yourself and you are not afraid to voice your opinion.
We have worked really hard on helping you to be a better sleeper. You finally moved from our room up to share a room with BuhBuh. The transition was probably a little harder on mommy than you. But, it is nice to have my room back.
You are not 100% potty trained, but you are doing so good!!! Day time is 99.9%, nighttime is getting better and better, and we are working on getting poops IN the potty!!!
You are always eager and willing to help me with whatever it is I am doing. "I help you," you say.
This year mommy started going to a MOPS group. Twice a month while I am in my group you go into a "class" of your own. You have the opportunity to play with other kids, sing songs, make a craft and share a snack.
One day when I went in to get you a little earlier than usual to make an appointment, you looked up from your chair and said, "Snack" You weren't ready to leave yet, because you knew it wasn't time to go. It was time for snack!! Another day I asked about what songs you sing and you sang, "Jesus loves me" I seen you sitting and listening to stories and helping pick up the chairs so the teachers can vacuum. This experience this year has shown me that you are indeed ready for preschool in the fall.
I look forward to watching you grow, learn and love over this next year.
Happy Birthday Little Dude. Mommy loves you so much!!!!