Happy Birthday to my little rover doodle!
I can hardly believe he is three today! What a blessing he is to our life!
As much as I want to keep you little, you are growing up. I feel like you skipped over the toddler years and jumped right into preschooler mode. You have grown SO much over the past year, doing little things like learning the alphabet, singing songs, being independent, potty training, and learning your manners. You can do just about everything mommy and daddy does. You are so attentive to what is going on around you.
Your favorite things to do this past year have been playing with your race cars. You could play with them for HOURS. You love zooming them around on the sofa. Most of the time you talk to yourself "tending" to be different cars characters. You always ask for us to check out the "cars" section when we go to target or walmart because you want to add to your collection. You love picking out a new car and when you do you carry it around with you everywhere you go!
You also love riding your scooter and playing "catch" outside. You throw the ball and then we race after it to see who can get to it first! Usually you beat me! :)
You always loved going to grandmas but now that we are in our new house you LOVE playing in the backyard. You love when I draw a race track on the driveway for you to zoom around on. You also love watering the plants, you are such a great little helper! Usually I find you watering the driveway, garage, and patio more than you water the actual plants but you have so much fun I can't stop you!
You still only really eat when you are super hungry. You have always been like that, so it's not anything new. Some of your favorite foods are: pizza, corndogs, scrambled eggs, couscous, broccoli, yogurt, chocolate chip cookies, and pack-o-chewies. You LOVE your apple juice.
We still go on walks almost daily, its kind of "our" thing to do unless daddy is home and then he comes along too. You hop up in your jogger and away we go. Usually we have conversations the whole way, unless we are walking around your naptime then you ususally fall asleep on me. You love getting the mail...and especially love it if there is something for you in the box.
You are such a good helper, usually I can always count on you to help me do whatever I'm doing! You really love to help me out in the kitchen whenever I am baking. Cookies are your favorite thing to make, but you often ask to make something special for daddy when he gets home from work. You pull up your chair and you run the mixer and help dump the ingredients. You are a pro at it! You also like cleaning up the leftover sugar sprinkles on the counter. You definitely still have a sweet tooth!
As you have grown, you have gotten a little ornery, you are ALL BOY! You love wrestling and being all rough and tumble. Sometimes you get a little wild, but I just remind myself you are boy....you are supposed to be a little wild! You love playing with kids that are older than you. You follow them around and do whatever they are doing. You love all your cousins and are learning how to play nicely with the younger ones and be a good sharer with the older ones. You will share just about anything except your "cars collection" which you get a little possessive of (we are working on that...). You love all things preschoolers love: building forts, reading books, playing outside, singing songs, watching cartoons, playing at the train table when we go to the "train" store, digging in the dirt, and putting together puzzles!
You still love cuddling and every once in a while you still rock a bye with mommy in the rocking chair. As wild as you can be at times, you can also be the polar opposite. You are total momma's boy, whenever you are sad you come to me, but you love your daddy something fierce. You love to go run outside and greet him at the curb when he gets home from work. And you always recognize when he is gone and ask when he will be home when he leaves for work in the mornings. "The boys" like to do special things only boys can do....like mow the yard! You love following daddy around as he mows (which makes mommy nervous!!!) but you always stay a distance behind him pushing your mower behind. You love doing exactly what daddy is doing!
Most of all, you are such a huge blessing to us! We really can't put into words all you mean to us. You have been with daddy and I from the very beginning. And we've come a LONG way! You were always a constant reminder to us that we wanted more out of life. You were always our driving force whenever we made big life decisions like moving down to Texas when daddy took his new job, moving back home to be closer to family, when we accepted the new job territory to be the closest to all our family members, and I thought of you when I closed up my little side business to be a better mommy to you, and when we picked out our new house you were always on our mind. We have always wanted the best for you first and foremost. You drive us in a way no one else can. You are always our #1, and whenever daddy and I look at you we are reminded in all that is good in life. Nothing else matters more than being your parent. You are the love of our life and are a constant bond of the love daddy and I have for each other. You are the best thing that ever happened to us, and it seems as the years pass by our joy for life only grows bigger. We love you forever and ever. You are the most special being we will ever know is this life and we thank God everyday for getting the privilege to be your parents!
Love you forever,
Mommy & Daddy