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Monkey Boy,

You’re 3!  It’s been a wild ride thus far and I don’t imagine it will get any less wild as you continue to grow and flourish. You amaze Papa and I every step of the way.

biking, toddler, fun, play

You are most certainly fully 3. In fact, you seem almost 3 and a half more often than not. You’ve been ahead of the curve your whole life and I am just in utter awe of you. Frankly, I could stand to show you more often than I do how you wow me continuously. Hopefully you won’t hold it against me, especially as your 2nd year of life has been full of so much change and transition.

Through everything, you’ve continued to grow and express yourself well, transitioning right along with the rest of us. More times than not this last year, I’ve been shocked at how well you’ve navigated every change – our sudden and unexpected end of nursing, my pregnancy with your brother, the labor and birth of your brother, how easily you include your brother in your life, and the weird and complicated nature of death and my doing business for grandpa.

sleeping, boys, brothers, family, love

I am oh so proud to throw you an actual birthday party to celebrate you turning 3. Thankfully, your birthday has never actually been missed and there’s been a celebration. In your first 2 years, big events have overshadowed my plans and hopes to throw you a party. It’s good you were young enough to not yet have much of a grasp on the concept of a birthday, let alone a birthday party. Seeing your family was more than enough for you and I’m grateful for that.

digging, playing, growing, park, fun, boy

A party to honor you and your 3rd year of life may be simple and small. It’s been a long time coming and is so important to me as your Momma though. I believe in birthdays and recognizing and celebrating a life lived. This year, I’ll bake you a cake, entirely from scratch, complete with frosting and lots of love. Extended family will come up to hang out and celebrate you. And it pleases me oh so much that this house we call our home is here for the sharing and the loving and the living.

cake, homemade, 3, birthday, family, fun, love, growing

cake, homemade, 3, birthday, family, fun, love, growing

As we navigate your 3rd year of life together, I’ll work probably harder than I have your first two years.  I’m sure this year will be fraught with so many challenges. I’m going to do the best I know how, while also figuring ways to improve myself as one of your trusted life guides and Momma. I have high hopes and high expectations of myself. I truly do try to keep those expectations in perspective, especially as they relate to you. I vow to relax even more and to learn better ways to listen and see.

You are so strong and loving and I miss more of the quiet and tender parts of your personality.  I’m often struggling with your natural inclination to busy and noisy and climbing and talking and doing. Yet somehow we manage together and more often than not I find myself still staring at you in disbelief because you are wonderful and I’m so proud to be your Momma.

 

running, 3, birthday, boy, growing, fun, family

Always with Love,

Momma

A Party at 3, Finally
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4 thoughts on “A Party at 3, Finally

  • June 24, 2016 at 7:39 am
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    How can he be three? He and Des must be near birthday twins. Des turned four and I can’t believe it! And both our boys got haircuts that make them look older!
    Happy three years to you and Hun for loving this kid.

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    • June 25, 2016 at 12:55 am
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      Thanks Tamara! 4 seems so far off, but I’m sure it’ll fly by, just as these first 3 years have! And Yes, I think their birthdays are close-ish

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  • June 24, 2016 at 3:13 pm
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    Awww, Happy Belated Birthday to the bog 3-year-old! They grow up so quickly, don’t they. It sounds like he’s one amazing little boy. You are blessed.

    Love the cake!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo
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    • June 25, 2016 at 12:56 am
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      I do feel honored to be his Momma more often than I let on. He’s wonderful! Thank you! 🙂

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