Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Three perfect years...

Three years ago today was one of the best days of my life. It was the day I became a mommy. Not only a mommy, but a mommy to the most sensitive, compassionate, beautiful, funny child I have ever known! I remember the moment he was born when the nurse placed him on my chest and said "go a head and hold him, he's YOURS." I couldn't believe it was real--how could the Lord honestly think I was capable to raising such a perfect little child! In all reality, in the past 3 years he has done a better job raising me! It has been a slightly bittersweet day for me because I love watching T grow up and learn new things but with everyday he seems to need me less and less and I cant believe how fast time goes!

A few things about T-

*He LOVES trains. He shares this love with his Grandpa in New York who he lovingly refers to as "Grandpa Trains."

*He is very sensitive. He is very aware of how people are feeling and recognizes when people are sad or hurt and has a great desire to make them happy.

*He is gentle. It has always been his nature to be soft and gentle with people, particularly with babies.

*He is an incredible speaker. The kid can have complete conversations and is entirely understandable literally all the time.

*He LOVES learning. He is always asking how something works, what it means, how its made, or what is does. On our way back from the airport this morning he asked me "Mom, how do those big airplanes fly in the sky?"

*He can count to 20 (but he forgets 16 a lot...), knows his ABC's and he can spell his name, mom, and dad. He knows what sound about half of the letters make.

*He loves washing dishes, doing laundry, and vacuuming (lucky me).

*He is in the 90th percentile for height and weight. He has always been a big kid. He is built like a brick. One of J's patients calls him a little body builder. J is hoping that will pay off in hockey. :)

Like any mom, I could go on forever talking about my child. I guess that is the way its suppose to be! We are so happy and proud to be T's parents and we love him so much.

Happy Birthday TJ!


Scottie and Tasha said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! I can't believe your little man is 3! Wish we could be there to celebrate!

Congrats on the new addition coming to your family!

K+B said...

we love t too much. He is the best kid ever. So gald he's in our family. he will be an amazing big brother and cousin. :)
Happy birthday ty! we love you!!

Janille said...

Happy Birthday Ty! How is he already 3? He is so sweet! Hope you guys have a great day!

Kristen Pearson said...

Happy Birthday TY! He sounds like a blast to be around. We should plan a play date sometime. Congrats on a Girl that is so exciting!!!

Bradeigh said...

We love him too! What a great little guy. He's like the extra sibling to my kids sometimes. Happy birthday.

Katie said...

I can't believe it's been 3 years already! I remember the day Ty was born...I remember coming to see you guys in the hospital, and the first thing I said was, "That kid looks just like his Dad!" Then I went home and cried cause I still had 10 miserable weeks to go until we got Claire! Ahhh...the memories. We love you guys!

Melinda Frandsen said...

What a sweet little boy. We are lucky to know him and his sweet parents. :)

Burt Bunch said...

We loved being able to see you guys and T is too cute for words! And, might I add, I had no idea you were expecting!!! Congrats! We are so excited for your cute family and hope you are feeling well!

Julie said...

You're not just a proud momma, everything you said about Ty is true! He sure knows how to put a smile on my face.