Monday, January 10, 2011

our little man is THREE!!!

Three years ago today, my life changed forever. Clay and I were blessed to bring this little guy into the world, and since 6:08 p.m on that snowy day, we have experienced more fun, less sleep, more love and many more challenges than we had every faced before. With each and every day that goes by, Parker makes us smile at the "little man" he is becoming. I can't imagine our lives without him...or fathom what we'd do with all the extra amount of sleep we'd be getting..."what? You mean some people actually sleep past 6:30 in the morning?" ;)

I am so thankful for each and every one of our everyday moments together and can't wait for another fun year together as a family with this little man. seems like yesterday he was just a babe

"Boys are found everywhere - on top of, underneath, inside of, climbing on, swinging from, running around or jumping to. Mothers love them, little girls hate them, older sisters and brothers tolerate them, adults ignore them and Heaven protects them. A boy is Truth with dirt on its face, Beauty with a cut on its finger, Wisdom with bubble gum in its hair and the Hope of the future with a frog in its pocket."
-"What is a Boy?" Pamphlet distributed by the New England Life Insurance Co.

You are a helper...

You have your daddy's sense of humor--and use it every day to amuse others...

oh yes, you are quite the charmer...

...and quite the new big brother to this little fellow

You love the outdoors very much...especially playing in the snow

At three you are:
still just as busy and active as you were at two (if not busier)   :)
talking up a storm from sun-up to sun-down
very inquisitive
into Buzz and Woody, Cars, Callilou, Cat in the Hat, Thomas the Train, Trucks, and building things
you would play outside all day everyday...rain, snow, doesn't love all things outdoors
wearing 4T shirts, 3T pants and working on potty training
wearing 9 1/2 in shoes
a big helper to mama, daddy and baby cooper
loving life
asking us every other day if you can go skiing with year, sweetie
liking food and eating pretty much anything that is put in front of you (still eats very healthy...yea!)
if given the choice, would rather play than eat
organized in the way you line your toys up and play...very calculated
too smart for your own good :)
showing us your witty nature and using your humor to make your daddy and me laugh every day
enjoying playing ball everyday (football, basketball, baseball, doesn't matter)
ambidextrous, but left-hand dominant
singing the ABC's daily
liking us to read a bedtime story to you and then you want to read it to us
strong-willed personality with a confident opinion about everything
caring, loving and sensitive nature
talks with your hands
wise beyond your years
not a your ;)
is always up for an adventure
likes to get in the car and go
enjoys learning new things
timid at first with certain things until confidence grows then watch out! ha ha!
loving your bunk bed and new "big boy" bedroom
very social...will play by yourself a little each day but prefers to be around others
weight: 34 lbs
height: 37 1/2 in
likes to go see your doctor
thinks getting a haircut is relaxing
is like your mama in that when you play past the point of hungry you let the world know it with a meltdown
likes to "bisit" (aka visit) with the family till late into the night when we have company
a leader
laughs hard when you and your daddy rough-house together
other things that you have recently gotten into: playing with your animals and barn, boardgames such as Goodnight Moon, jamming with your guitar
takes good naps (thank you Lord) - anywhere from 1 1/2 to 3 hrs most days
have a serious and determined side that is brought out every day as we watch you concentrating on given tasks and activities 
still enjoying traveling and flying on airplanes as often as you can

Parker, thank you for all the sweet memories from the past year. Your daddy and I feel so blessed to have you as a part of our little family. We are proud of you and the little man you are becoming. Thank you for making us smile every day. You are so special and we couldn't be any happier than we are when you and Cooper are around. I hope that you always have the confidence to be yourself and will continue to live life to the fullest. Love the Lord first and always; look to Him for strength every day. Know that your family is always here for you when the world isn't.
We love you to the moon and back, precious boy.
Mama and Daddy

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