My dear sweet Wade, where oh where have these last three years gone? I know I was just a young scared 21 year old mother completely head over heels in love with a newborn little boy this time three years ago.
I know it sounds cheesy but I caught myself getting a little misty eyed this morning thinking about how fast our time together has flown by! And I know it's a total cliche but before I know it you'll be starting your first day of kindergarten, and then running off to middle school, and I'll turn around and you'll be a senior and then I'll blink and your graduating college and getting married and having babies of your own. BE STILL TIME!!! I want to breath this all in. Every little sweet thing you do, I want to have time to soak it all in.
My sweet boy, you are such a bright spot in our little family of four. Your sweet little voice is what I wake up for each morning. Your laughter fills a room and takes my breath away. That sweet little smile makes my heart skip a beat. I love you more than you will every know.
You have had a BIG year this year. We started off by letting you know you were going to be a big brother. At the time you were clueless and we're fine with the news. You know have a three month old little sister than you love so much. You are so sweet to her. After your stand off reaction to her at the hospital I was really nervous you were going to be jealous, but that soon faded and you were filled with love for her. You love to try to make her laugh. You will do just about anything to get a smile or a laugh out of her. It doesn't take much, she is smitten by you. Yesterday you kept saying "watch this Pyper!" and then you would run and jump as high as you could. I could tell you were trying very hard to impress her. It was so sweet! You still call her your sweetheart! I LOVE that! It never gets old. Most of the time you are very sweet to her in the car. If the sun is in her eyes you are quick to put the umbrella on the carrier down for her. If she cries you run to her side to let her know that it's ok, Momma is coming. Many nights you BEG for her to come lay in your bed with you for a while. I always take her in there and the three of us lay together.
Next, we sprung a move on you. You had never know any other house but 2907 Liberty Ave as your home. As of April 2012 that all changed. You were a little confused at first but once you saw your big room and realized our living room was HUGE compared to our old house, you didn't care that we had moved anymore. You were actually very excited!
You had your tonsils out and tubes put in in July. It was quite the surgery and a very LONG week of recovery for us all, but we all feel like it was worth it! For one thing you can HEAR a lot better these days and your speech and vocabulary has improved!!!
And finally at the start of the month you started a new daycare after being with Miss Aaron for 2 yrs and 7 months. It was also a rough two weeks, but this week you have proved that you are getting into the swing of things. You even got in the car today and told me your liked your big boy school! That made my heart so happy, it has been hard leaving you crying.
You are obsessed with Trains. You love everything about them, but your favorite thing is to hear that train whistle. You love Thomas the train and have way to many of them to count. It doesn't matter if it's real, fake, on tv, my phone, or a toy train, your all about it!
You are SO tall! You are wearing 4T jeans!!! They are way TOO BIG in the waist but a smaller size looks like you're waiting on a flood to come. We cinch the elastic up as tight as we can you but a belt on you and it works. You also need a 4T to 5T in your shirts because your torso is so long and you are wearing a size 9 shoe. You weigh 36 lbs and I can't wait to see how tall you are next week.
Your favorite foods are strawberries, chicken, mac cheese, grapes, spaghetti, hamburgers, hotdogs, ice cream, water, milk and sprite. You love to go for long walks and play outside. You are all boy, you love to throw a ball around, kick a ball or attempt to climb the tree in our front yard.
This past month you started going through a phase where you are scared of a lot of things. Suddenly, you have stopped going outside in the backyard by yourself, you won't enter a room if the light is not on because you thing it's too dark, and bed time is terrible. You tell us your scared of something outside your window. We take you outside and show you there is nothing out there to be afraid of. You want to sleep with two lamps and a night light on and you have suddenly started talking about scary snakes. I have prayed over you, over your room and over this house hoping that the Lord would give you a peace and ease your mind and take that worry away from you. It has gotten a little better but we are still reassuring you a lot that there is nothing to be scared of. I hope this stage passes quickly, you use to not be scared of a thing! I hate to think you are worrying about something!
We wanted to have your birthday party last weekend but your Nonnie and Papaw were out of town. When then decided on this weekend but your Grammy and Poppy had already planned to have company because we told them we were planning on the 25th. So, long story short your party is going to be September 8th. As I did last year, I let you choose what you wanted for dinner. You requested to go out for hamburgers and ice cream so that's just what we did. You scarfed down a burger and fries and then we went to Holly Hops soda shop where you had a big dish of cookies and cream ice cream, complete with three burning candles on top! We came back home and you opened a few gifts (saving the rest for you party) and took a bath and went to bed.
Wade, I love your so so so much!! You make me smile each and everyday! Just when I think I can't love you anymore, I do! You continue to make me so proud! I'm so thankful and blessed that the Lord chose me to be your Momma! I know the Lord has big plans for you! I pray that the Lord will reveal those plans to you in His time and that your heart and mind will be waiting and listening for him. I pray that you would choose each and every day to seek Him first and for most and that he would shine through you. You can do ANYTHING you set your mind to. I'm so proud of you and I love you so much! Happy third birthday buddy!