This is your month—happy birthday my dear sweet firecracker! It is hard to believe that you just celebrated your 3rd birthday this past 4th of July—I’m not quite sure where the year has gone. You have grown up so much and so fast, between your ability to communicate (okay, maybe demand is the better word!) your needs and wants to being able to do things for yourself. Admittedly, there have been many, many tantrums and crying fits, lots of timeouts, and we won’t even address that little word “no” that you seem to love so much; however, your hugs, smiles, wiggles and laughter offered a much welcome relief from those typical terrible two pitfalls.
This year you have said a final farewell to your binkies, graduated to a toddler bed and have slowly ventured into the world of potty training. Your ability to swim has grown by leaps and bounds as has your ability to run, skip and jump. There has been so much change, but weirdly enough, in looking over the images of your from the past year, you still look the same in almost all of them! You are still my sweet baby who always manages to give me a hug and kiss just at the right moment.
I have no idea what the next year holds in store for us, but I know it will definitely be a fun and interesting ride. That being said, I had the great pleasure of pulling together an image of you from every month since your last birthday, and it was so fun to relive those moments!
I hope that you will continue on and read the next wonderful letter by Jamie Carpenter in our “Letters to Our Children” blog circle!