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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Three...And a Half.

Yesterday, my little boy turned three, and a half. And while some would say this is no reason for celebration, for me much like just about every month and milestone, it is.

H is big and tall and smart and silly and oh so the life of the party.

I see myself in his squinty eyes smiles and his bubbly laugh. The way he gets excited about the little parts of life, my heart smiles.
But he is also oh so a daddy's boy too. Friday night, J and H went to see Where The Wild Things Are, and one would have thought that H had won the lottery.

He got his daddy to himself and got to ride in daddy's car.

And have popcorn. And an icee.

Life is good
when you're three. And a half.

The Lightning McQueen phase is fading fast. Instead being replaced by superheroes of all kinds. But somedays that little Lightning McQueen obsession flickers back in for a moment.

A fleeting moment.

He loves his activities. Preschool, Swim lessons, and seen here, Little Tigers class.

Preschool was an adjustment. An unexpected adjustment.

He's my Henry. He plays hard, fast, doesn't always take direction so great. He's our free spirit. Independent should be his second middle name.

But he really really really needed to work on being a little bit (or a lot) better listener in class.

Hearing this news nearly broke my heart. I mean, it was day SIX for crying out loud. I am biased and see him through a certain color glasses, because he's not just any little boy, he's mine.

He doesn't try to get in trouble, he's just so busy loving life that he does it. His teacher's words, not mine.

I've been trying to focus on the bright side, while also reinforcing the importance of turning our listening ears on.

Just so you know, he's now mastered the sticker chart.
I just want the world to see him the way I do.
A lover of life.

Happy Three and a Half years sweet boy.

And thank you for some of the best moments of my life so far.

Love, Mama


Blogger Rodman Life said...

Oh H! It's unreal how grown up he looks.. He is certainly a boy who loves life! Ever since I started watching him, he was adventurous and full of life! Nothing is going to stop this boy!! : D

October 19, 2009 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

I see a lot of you in him. Both physically and in personality.

October 19, 2009 at 4:36 PM  
Anonymous Grand-dadioz said...

Yep... he has got that spirit, always learning, and asking why!,
Its great....He is working on trying to wear me out, but he's got a ways to go.. Don't worry he will catch up with me sooner than I think!
Happy Big 3.5 yo


October 19, 2009 at 6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He sure has that SPIRT!! I know exactly where he gets it from!!

Love You All
Auntie Laurie

October 20, 2009 at 9:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Half birthdays are so important! Loved reading this and wishing you all the best, Samara!

October 20, 2009 at 9:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i cant believe how big H is getting!!!!! i remember when he was just a small lil thing! :)


October 20, 2009 at 11:54 AM  
Blogger darcie said...

Always remember that he is three and a half...(well, until a few months from now - when he'll be four!) Little boys aren't SUPPOSED to listen and follow all of the rules. They are, after all, little boys! They are curious, exporing, figuring it out...At least that's what I keep telling myself about my almost 3 year old. He's being who he is - and he's only 3.5. He has his whole life to go to school and follow the 'rules' later! ;)
That's MY two cents anyway...

October 26, 2009 at 3:27 PM  

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