Tuesday, July 10, 2012

third year's the charm: happy birthday, Squirt!

Oh my, how those precious bowed legs took me by surprise.
I had 9 months to get ready but I wasn't prepared for the storm that was you.
Grumpy doesn't begin to describe our first year together, son.

But I think we grew on each other.
You took my heart right along with your brother's and dad's.
Definitely marching to the beat of your own drum.

Those blue eyes just peering at you, watching your every move.
Learning every second.

The challenges of having you as a son,
are nothing compared to the joy of being your mama.
Seeing you push your limits,
set new ones for yourself.

I've learned your fears: being squirted with water, fireworks,
and sometimes nothing at all to let go your infamous whine.
And I'm always ready for a hug and cuddle.
My favorite request of yours is "will you cuddle with me, Mommy?"

he didn't like the fireworks this year any better than last.

It's getting harder to photograph you, but I need to keep trying.
It's getting hard to contain you, but I need to keep trying.
The only thing not hard to do, is to love you. 
Happy 3rd birthday, my little Squirt!


Stacey said...

Your birthday month sounds a lot like ours :) Rowan's is on the 20th, and Bria's on the 30th!

Happy Birthday Squirt! Party hard!

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday to you little guy :)

Mama Kat said...

SUCH a cutie!! Amazing how fast these little guys of ours are growing!

Kara said...

Oh Happy Birthday Squirt!

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