Jan 19, 2013
Well my darling little boy, today we had your 3rd birthday party. And is mommy ever tired..lol. This year we had a Spiderman theme, and it was a fabulous day.
I always seem to start these journals by saying how much you have changed and grown. You are a little boy now, with nothing left of baby in you. Sometimes I tease you telling you that you are still my little baby, and you get so upset "no mommy, I'm NOT a baby...I'm a big boy". And yes you are.
You are such a happy, thoughtful, gentle child. I was so proud of you today (well, I'm always proud of you)..you played so nicely with your friends and for the most part, remembered your please and thank yous. You let the other kids there play with your things with only minimal resistance. You are such a good boy.
You love school. I miss you so much during the day since I started back to work full time, but you seem to be so happy and doing so well. The very best part of my day is picking you up and knowing that I now have a full evening with you before we head off to bed. Ah bed..lol. Still a struggle and you fight so hard against sleep. I think your afraid you might miss something. When you do sleep, your preference is still co sleeping. You start out in your own bed, but usually wind up with me. I'm ok with that and love snuggling with you.
You love books. I'm so happy that you do. You love to sit with me and read, and even after I've tucked you in, I will often find you an hour or so later, fast asleep, book open on your bed. I hope that love of books stays with you. Mommy has always loved to read and still does. You love music - dancing, singing and also playing instruments.
Favorite toys right now are: your costumes, your little people sets and now your big firehouse with all the figures. Books and puzzles and anything Spider Man and of course Fire Trucks. And of course your instruments. You seem to particularly like your recorder and your harmonica. The little concerts you put on are so much fun.
I think the most common phrase out of your mouth right now is "I'll do it myself" or "I'll find it". I'm so glad you like to try things, even when they are hard. And I love your independent spirit, even when you challenge me.
Currently you like to correct mommy and daddy. A few days ago you put Daddy into time out! And if we take a toy away from you for some reason, you will shake your little finger at us and say "Mommy, we don't snatch toys away from people"..lol. Your right, how do we argue with that?
Oh Ryder, I just love you so very very much. Your mommy and daddy adore you and are so happy you are our child. You are a smart, friendly, happy little boy. You make us proud and we are so grateful to have you. Happy Birthday my sweet boy.