I meant to post this on Sunday but got caught up in the celebrating!
Today is Jack’s birthday! He is 3 years old! We’ve been busy celebrating this boy and having so much fun! It’s hard to believe how quickly 3 years can go by. They’ve been the best 3 years of my life.
Happy birthday to my sweet, sweet boy! He has the most tender heart I’ve ever seen. He is sensitive but not soft. He’s a rough and tumble boy with a heart for others and a heart that God uses to bring healing to those around him. He’s the most precious human I’ve ever known, and I still can’t get over how blessed I am to be his mama.
I picked Jack up from school and was talking to him about his day on the way home. I asked him what he did at preschool, and he said “the little mouse went night night”. Conversations like that make 2 year olds some of the best people to talk to.
I tripped and Jack laughed really hard and followed it up with “mommy so funny”. He boosts my confidence in life.
The way I hear him talking after he wakes up in the morning or from his nap on the monitor makes my heart smile. It’s a reminder of how smart he is, and sometimes he’ll throw something in there like “I owe ew mommy”, his I love you, when he doesn’t even know I can hear him.
His ability to climb, crawl, jump, fly, slide, and glide on, through, over, under, around anything is incredibly impressive. The flexibility and athleticism of 2 year olds is something impressive.
And the emotional status of a 2 year old is only rivaled by that of a young teenage girl. One minute they’re happy and everything’s great, and the next there are a lot of tears, you can’t understand them, and you’re pretty sure life will never be the same again. But usually, with just the right combination of pampering and giving them what they want, within five minutes it’s better.
There’s nothing like spending some refreshing time with a two year old. Jack’s 2 year old view on life reminds me not to take myself too seriously.
First day of 2 year old preschool. August 2013.
Our firstborn, our sweet baby boy #1, is 2 years old today. Two years old. I can hardly believe it, but at the same time it feels like he’s been our little buddy for forever. I tell him all the time he’s my favorite person. Obviously Tommy and Gabriel are my favorites, too, but that’s just one of my things I tell Jack often.
He is the most incredible little person. He’s so loving, so full of life, so caring, so passionate. I’ve never known anyone like him, and I’m so thankful for him. He is the biggest blessing to us, and we are so acutely aware of that, especially now. I have a lot more I want to say about our Jack Jack, and I have a lot of the sweet little things that he does right now that I want to share and have written down here. But I’m tired, it’s an emotionally exhausting weekend, and I’m going to watch tv and go to bed. So soon, when I have more emotional energy, I will share more details about our sweet boy.