Sunday, August 31, 2008

Peanut turns THREE!

I've been calling this little guy Sweet Pea for a while, but now I'm going to be referring him as my Peanut, and this boy is a little nutty.

Today, Peanut is three.

I am simply in love with this sweet and sassy child. He never fails to amaze us with how quickly he picks up on things. Anxious to keep up with his brothers, and just quick to learn, three will suit him well.

Peanut loves bugs, doesn't mind picking them up and would love to pack every creature he finds around the house ALL day, until it dies.

Water is also a big attraction to Peanut, he'll jump in any good bath or shower running, whether or not it's occupied. This is a great soother for him. Swimming, of course is another favorite. Over last winter he and I took mom and me swim lessons and he spent the entire classes underwater walking around on the bottom of the pool, holding my fingers, eyes wide open.

Peanut loves playing with his brothers, and sometimes getting in their hair. He loves to be in his birthday suit,
or almost there. He likes his sleep, (something new for our boys) is a snacker and happily hikes along with the fam when we're off. He loves reading books, playing alone or with friends and brothers, fits right in on family wrestling matches and hide-and-seek.

If you want a peanut giggle, click here.

Some might think it'd be sad for me, my youngest son is turning three. BUT, this is the woman has had 5 pregnancies, 3 babies, 4 moves (including across the states and back) in 5 years. As of about two weeks ago I have been relieved entirely of "bathroom" duty, and now there are so many ways I'm enjoying have three boys, all on their own legs and dressing themselves. I do miss babies, but this part is just really, really fun.

Happy Birthday Peanut!


Deb said...

noway! He's not three, Wow.

Kristin said...

Happy 3rd Birthday sweet boy! It has been a joy watching you change these last two years. I have to say you are one of the most fascinating boys I know besides my own two. Again, Happy Birthday, and have a fantastic day. From the Kuhlman Klan

Marilyn said...

What a delightful boy for grandparents to love. Its been great watching him grow. Can't believe he's 3, yet he seems like 5 verbally and all ways physical except stature. Thank you, dad and mom,for our wonderful little boy. From mae mae.

The Daileys said...

A very happy late 3rd birthday to the now peanut! And happy freedom from bathroom duty for mom! I loved the pictures and love your heart towards your kiddos. Thanks for the encouragment you give by obeying God in being the best mom you can be and delighting in your children :)

Cathy said...

So sad I missed wishing him Happy Birthday in person:( I can't believe he's 3 already!! Miss you guys.