Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Happy Birthday My Sweet Baby Boy

Oh my goodness do I love my little "man-baby".  Truth be told, I was upset when we discovered a little something extra on the ultrasound.  I had 3 boys already and only one girl.  I desperately wanted a sister for my little girl.  I always wanted a sister!  Anyway, I was disappointed.  I feel so guilty about that now.  He is the most wonderful little boy.  I would not switch him out for a girl if you gave me the option knowing what a great kid he is and what an amazing man he will become.  We all need more good men in the world, right?

He's not talking much yet but says "dada (he calls me that), buh buh (bye-bye) and aaaat? (that)".  Not much, but where he lacks in speech he excels in physicality.  This boy can climb anything.  He's cautious so he's not a risk taker.  He's very methodical about how he uses the humidifier to climb up and over the couch and then on to the sofa table.

The kid started walking at 8 months.  Because of that, he's pigeoned toed.  My opinion is that in-turned feet help with balance when they walk that young.  (I walked at 7 mo. and was very pigeon toed.)  He has the cutest two web toes on each foot.  And, he's humungous!  He started wearing 2 T at one year.  He has the biggest hands and feet I've ever seen on a child - seriously.   He has big fat baby legs - the best, and an enormous rear end.  You could balance a plate on that tush!

He's a total cuddle bug and loves to snuggle with his special blanket.  He sings to himself before he goes to sleep.  He loves to annoy his sister by taking her special blanket and running away with it.  If you run after him, he gets super excited, screeches, then pitches the contraband before you can get it from him.  When he wants something really badly, his hands shake like the cat in Cinderella.

He loves to go places and be outside.  If you leave a door open, he goes straight for it.  He loves to play with any type of ball.  He enjoys playing at the park and is not afraid to go down the slide.  He loves other children and is completely enamored with his siblings as they are with him.

I am completely in love with my little man.  He is a calm and easy going little soul.  I am so thankful the Lord has blessed and entrusted our family with this sweet spirit.

As usual, we went to Disneyland to celebrate his birthday.  We stayed at the Grand Californian - so stinkin' awesome.  We had so much fun!  Disneyland is always a great way to celebrate almost anything.  I hope you enjoy the pics.

1 comment:

Sarah Haynie said...

I love looking at the pics from Disneyland. Your little "man child" is not so little any more. He is growing up too fast. He is absolutely a doll. He will be a heartbreaker when he grows up. So fun to share his birthday (I am a little late) and see how excited he is about meeting all his "new" friends. Love you all.