Sunday, August 18, 2013

Oh to be Three Again!

My Dearest 3 Snowflakes,

Well I guess this is as good a time than ever to pick up our sweet story. No time like the Present!

August. Can you believe it? I swear we were just putting away the Christmas decorations (ok, for the most part we were...) Here we are at the end of the Summer with so much that happened and so much on the horizon. It is hard to know where to start! But rather than playing catch up at the moment, I think the best place to pick up is where the blog all started.

Happy Birthday Mommy's Best Big Boy Isaac!

I cant believe my sweet little Sir Isaac is four years old! Or as you like to say "Three Again". I have to tell you buddy, these past four years of my life have been nothing short of pure bliss with you. You are growing up to be one heck of a little guy! All personality and good looks too! YOu definitely have it all - and we couldnt be more proud of you!

For the most part, the past four years have been a whirlwind blur of diapers, sleepless nights, hair -raising tantrums, sticky hands, and dirty feet! Honestly, I dont think I can remember anything before four years ago! I feel like you have always been a part of me - my little inner voice reminding me of what is important in life and how to savor the feeling of seeing the world through the eyes of child. Not to mention the geographical whirlwind we have been on too! Five years, seven houses, three states - and counting!! You have been such a trooper! Putting up with Mommy and Daddy's crazy adventures and seamlessly falling into your role as our Mini-wanderer!

This past year you have definitely stepped up to the plate as the Best the Big brother! Going from our center of the universe to sharing the spotlight with your little brother AND sister was a HUGE task and everyday I am seeing the bond between you all strengthen. As a mom that is all I can ask for! And as a big brother I can promise you you are building a relationship that can never be broken and someday you will look at Jake and Lucy as more than Screaming little toy thieves - at least I hope you will!

You have made us the proudest Mama and Papa ever! You are Mommy's Best Big Boy and Daddy's Little Buddy - and best Worker Man! You are always the light of the party with a style and swagger all your own! I love watching you come into your own and seeing the little man your are becoming! Your insight on the world gives me faith in the future - and I know you will do great things with your life. You make me believe that sometimes your dad and I may be doing this parenting thing right.  I thank God for each night I get to tuck you in because I know in the morning you will be one day closer to being the big boy who doesnt need his 'HoHo" blankie or want his mommy to tuck him in. I know I am a bit overwhelming at times but

 I can only hope we are creating a childhood full of magic and wonder and not one that you will have to recover from! I know I cant keep you my little boy forever but I dont want to miss a thing! I dont want you to ever grow out of the little things that make my day - like seeing you snuggle up in a basket of warm clothes from the dryer or hearing the jingle of your Binky clip as you climg into bed.
 I want each day to be full of unimaginable magic and nonsensical laughter yet with strong roots that remind you who you are and where you came from. I want you to be strong and independent with an open mind and heart all of your own, yet know that Mommy and Daddy will always be there for you and support you in all you do.

Happy Birthday To My one-of-a-kind-Pickle-Eatin-Cowboy-boot-wearin-rock-collecting-monster-truck-jammin-superhero-lovin-worker-man! Let's see if we can get one more year out of that "Birthday Boy" shirt! I love you to the Moon and Back and more than all the stars in between!

I Love you all so much!
Love, Mommy