Thursday, July 31, 2014

The "Baby" Turns Three!

How can it be? Three?Where did those first three years go? I guess it is only natural that subsequent children try to be like their older siblings and drop the baby stuff early. Kyle certainly has in most areas of his life. At the same time though, I think he knows that he is the youngest and will always pull at my heart strings because of it. I can't help it. And, the fact that he is a momma's boy, big time! We debated on whether or not to tell him that it was his actual birthday today because we have had to push his party out a couple of weekends from now. I didn't want him disappointed that his "Thomas party" wasn't today. He did well with it though and tonight I said, "How old are you now?"..."FREEEE!"
So, maybe he does get it a little bit. Then tonight I was feeling guilty that we didn't do much of anything today to celebrate him. All of our relatives called and sang and he opened a couple of cards that have come in the mail so he did receive extra attention today. But, as I was cleaning up the kitchen I remembered what we did earlier today when we took some mail out to the mailbox.

Not many three year olds get to do this ON their birthday...

We are having our backyard landscaped. I am so excited and actually that is my birthday gift. The workers left the Bobcat and so when Kyle walked out there today I asked if he wanted to sit in it and of course the answer was Yes! Anna sat in it too but we will keep this post about Kyle.

You are quite the character and love to make all of us laugh, even if that means using potty talk! Those green eyes of yours win us over every time and are very hard to say no to. You are quick to hug us and give kisses to, and when I say kiss, I mean a kiss square on the mouth! You are a tough little guy and get right up after falling down. It takes a lot to make you cry when getting hurt and yet if your feelings are hurt, you will dissolve immediately. Time outs are few and far between for you because you are a good listener. When you do have to go to timeout, you don't like it but handle it well, not extremely emotional. You still love to watch Mickey Mouse on TV while eating just about anything, fruit, a "pouch", sandwich. Baseball is by far your favorite thing to play outside but you do also enjoy riding your balance bike. You are quite pleased with yourself when you hit off the tee and encourage all of us to clap for you! You are still a big snuggler and will climb into bed with us in the mornings for some good snuggle time (Anna and Brice were not like this!). You love to read books, especially Cars, Curious George and Clifford. You wear the same Thomas pajamas every night. Your shirts have to have something on them, a baseball, a fish, Lightning McQueen; no stripes or plain shirts for you. Socks are a must everyday unless we are going to the pool and usually they have to be navy blue. Blue is your favorite color. You and Anna are very good buddies and you idolize Brice. You will repeat word for word what Anna says even if it is not your own thoughts. Lately, you have been sleeping with a baby doll that Anna received from Nana when you were born. Anna named him "John" because she really wanted us to name you John. But, you have taken over his care and are really quite nurturing to him. It is so precious to watch you with him. Of course, then you will take a ball and sling it right at someone's face two minutes later! You really are such a fun little kid to be around and we are so thankful for your life. We can't wait to watch you grow and keep us entertained!

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