3 Years ago today at 8:03 pm we were blessed by 8 lbs. 14.4 oz miracle that was you, Michael! Our lives were changed forever and life has gained so much meaning and love, all thanks to you. Happy Birthday my Little Man and many, many, many more to come! Grow big, strong, healthy and happy. I am amazed every day by a vibrant, witty and brilliant person you have become. Listening to you tell stories in your sweet little voices brings me so much joy and laughter. I hold these memories in my heart and hope to remember 30 years from now excatly what your voice sounded like when you were 3. I can go on and on about how much Daddy and I love and adore you but I pretty sure you already know that.
Lots of kisses, hugs and tickles. We love you baby boy!!!
So the annual well visit came around again and I just knew that things were not going to go smoothly. Michael is getting older, smarter and much harder to trick... Basically the screaming started the minute we pulled in the parking lot of the doctor's office. It amazed me that he actually remembered the building and what we were there for. We were able to keep him calm in the waiting room since he was distracted by the movie that was playing. Once they called us in, all h-ll broke loose. He cried and screamed until he just about lost his voice and turned as red as a tomato. I felt bad for the doc but she was wonderful and patient. The funny thing is, he cried harder when she was giving him a physical than when he actually got his flu shot.
The ped was very pleased with Michael's progress and even though he's in the 100th percentile for is weight and height for his age she said that Michael is just a really solid kid and not at all overweight.
Nothing makes Mommy happier than knowing my sweet boy is doing well and growing into a strong little man.
Today for the first time my almost 3 year old son folded the arms across his chest, pouted because he couldn't get his way and said "This is not fair, you're not my friend". I had this baffled look on my face like "How old are you kid?" I though I had at least 7-8 years before this kind of stuff started coming out of his mouth! Oy!!!
In other news, Michael has finally adjusted to the transition from toddler class to preschoolers and actually loves going to school now. Seeing him cry and not want to go to school every day was really making me unhappy.
We're still battling the Potty Training wooes and are getting nowhere fast. He just does not seem to be interested and that's that. I gues we'll wait a little while longer before trying again.
We really enjoyed our annual pumpkin picking trip a few weeks ago. The weather was gorgeous and we were able to enjoy all the outdoor farm fun. Michael really enjoyed running through the corn tunnel and jumping on hay stacks. He didn't really care about the pumpkins that much but we brought home a few anyway. Here is my little "angel"
Well it looks like fall has finally arrived and I for one CANNOT be more excited. This is my absolute favorite time of the year and so many great things are associated with fall: fall is a prelude to all the great holidays to come, there are so many fun activities to tend to, the weather is amazing, the scenery is magnificent and ...it's my little boy's birthday. Yes, Michael will be turning 3 this fall. I think I need a moment to wrap my brain around that...
Sometimes I look at him and feel that he's still such a baby (always my baby), like when he asks to be carried or I when watch him sleep peacefully at night with my hand on his belly (yeah, I still do that). Than there are other times when his exploding vocabulary let's me know that I am now talking to an almost pre-schooler. The other morning he asked me to read him a book and when we were finished he said very seriously "OK, let's go to work Mommy"
Anyway, we ventured out on our annual apple picking trip and I must admit it was a huge success. I think this year Michael actual got the idea of picking apples and had a great time. The farm had some other fun activities for the kids like the petting zoo, jumping hay piles, corn maze and of course all the yummy farm treats. It was such a great day of fun for the whole family. I am looking forward to going back for pumpkin picking in a few weeks. It will also give me an excuse to get another one of those amazing apple pies...mmm
In the past week my little munchkin went from the most unaffectionate child to this little boy who is just overflowing with LOVE! These days, Michael will say “I love you Mommy/Daddy” without being prompted and it is usually accompanied by a hug and/or a KISS!!!! He does this at any given time, sometimes for no apparent reason at all. This development is an absolutely delight for us! Don’t get me wrong, Michael always liked being “loved on” but was not very eager to return the favor. If asked for a kiss, he would usually turn his cheek and LET you kiss him. That’s it. I am not sure what prompted this new wave of emotions from our little cherub but we say BRING ON THE LOVE…and with the face like this who can blame us.
These are the stories of my family which consists of myself, my wonderful husband and in November of 2005 was joined by our “golden egg” otherwise known as Michael. Long since the birth of our son, I realized that it is impossible to bottle or to make a permanent mind imprint of all the wonderful memories that come with raising a child. I fear there will come a time when I will struggle to remember the way my son’s hair smelled when he was born, his first words, the sweet sound of his toddler voice and just the funniest things he says and does. Therefore, I will use these pages to record some of those memories, share them with our friends and family and of course embarrass my son with them when he’s all grown up :-)