Happy Birthday my big three year old boy! I can't believe it has been three whole years since I first laid eyes on your handsome little face.
You my son are the definition of a "strong willed child." This photo shows one of your first timeouts. You were so determined not to sit down or stand on your timeout matt. For over an hour and a half you refused to do so. You got so tired that you began to fall asleep standing up! Yes, my "little soldier", you are a force to be reckoned with! However, as the year has progressed so has your compliance. We have grown as parents in the area of discipline and you have learned to "choose your battles" a little more wisely.
As challenging as you are at times, I could not be more grateful for your strength and resolve. I truly believe it will be one of your greatest strengths someday. But for now, I believe that stop sign and you will have quite a few more bonding moments in your future.
One of your most favorite people in the whole wide world is your big sister Lily. You both have developed such a deep love for one another. However, as you have gotten older this year you have grown much more able to get into your sisters business. This has come with a price and it's not uncommon to have full blown "sibling rivalry" moments scattered throughout our day. After the dust settles and kisses, hugs and apologies are dulled out you both return to being each others biggest fans.
One of your biggest accomplishments this year is that you are fully potty trained! It took much longer, 6 months to be exact, but success was finally yours!!! You are so proud of yourself and love that you finally get to wear "big boy chonnies" all the time! Mommy and Daddy are super excited to have the $80 bucks back in the monthly budget as well!
Some more fun and "firsts"....