Sunday, March 22, 2009

Snips And Snails And Puppy Dog Tails...

Happy Birthday to my Biggest Boy!!!

Today you turned four years old. It's hard for me to look at you and not see the wrinkly little man that just opened his beautiful blue eyes for the first time. If I turn my head I catch glimpses of the boy you are becoming, the one who will be a young man before I blink again.

But for now, you are still my little biggest one. I love you bud.

This morning you snuck into our bedroom, flipped on the light and asked your daddy and I "Do I look like I grew four years bigger?" We got dressed for church, had your special oatmeal for breakfast. You couldn't wait to get downstairs and play in the basement at our church but you wanted to make sure mom or dad was there with you and your sister. In the future I hope you realize that this kind of defeats the purpose of childcare at church! After church we did our usual back roads drive home and stopped at "the pizza store" for lunch. After eating exactly two bites of pizza you managed to con daddy out of several five dollar bills for the arcade games. Speaking of cons, just last week I found out that you told Grandma you needed "fifty bucks" to buy stuff. I have yet to find that fifty bucks and it never made it to your piggy bank. We'll have to talk about that later.

After getting home and putting your little sister down for a nap you and daddy went swimming at "the old lady pool." Your affectionate nickname for our local pool was born from the only people who use the pool on a regular basis. Kid, you crack me up. The things that make it from your mind to your mouth is enough to get you your own Last Preschooler Comic Standing.

After swimming we met some friends at the yellow park and then headed to the ice cream store. Today was a simple but great day.

You continue to amaze me with your logic, sense of humor and devilishness. You are mature beyond your years. Where does the wisdom come from? You should be hiding in forts made from the couch cushions but instead you try and engineer the next skyscraper out of Tupperware. If it can be built, you build it. If it can be fixed, you try and fix it. My wish for you is to just slow down and enjoy being a little boy.

You are such a special soul, my baby boy. You are truly a special gift that I was blessed with helping to mold into the person you are destined to be. I promise to do everything I can to help guide you. You were put on this earth to fly baby. Your daddy and I were just the lucky ones who were picked to share your journey.

I love you my biggest boy. Thanks for the best four years of my life.


for a different kind of girl said...

I've such a soft spot for little boys, and yours sounds precious! Happy fourth birthday to him!

Irrational Dad said...

Happy birthday!!! Their birthdays are RIGHT next to each other, eh? Wow.

Loukia said...

Hey there! Love love love your blog! Congrats on your big boy turning 4... my big boy will be turning 4 this summer, and I seriously wonder where the time has gone? And his baby brother is already 1 years old... hmmm... time to start thinking of having another baby! ;) Anyway, great blog, I will go and do some more reading now! :)