Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Michael is 3! Feb. 2, 2010

We celebrated Michael's 3rd birthday yesterday! We are so thankful for him & he blesses us daily! It is a privilege to watch him grow & learn every day. When he woke up yesterday morning I went in his room & sang happy birthday. Then I said, "3 years ago today you were born!" He said, "Yes! I am born now!" Here are a few things we want to remember about Michael as he turns 3: *He is busy all day long, constantly playing, talking & laughing. He is contagiously energetic & joyful - happy & smiling most of the time. *He is a sleeper (probably because of how much energy he exudes all day) - he still takes 2 -3 hr naps everyday & sleeps 12-13 hrs at night. He talks for a while each night before falling asleep - to his stuffed animals, to his cars, etc. It is so funny to listen to him & we keep meaning to try to record it! He still sleeps with "bear & blanket" *Michael spends much of his day playing with cars but he likes games - Uno, Hi Ho Cherry-o, & Lucky Ducks; art - markers, crayons, oil pastels & painting; building with blocks; & reading. *He recognizes some letters & numbers; he knows his colors & shapes well, & can count to 14 (but skips some numbers sometimes) *He loves being outside & playing 'sports' with his Daddy. *He seems to be sensitive about others' feelings - I love how he walks up to me throughout the day, hugs my legs & says, "I love you Mommy." Or if I am upset he always asks, "Are you ok Mommy? You ok?" *He is sleeping in a big boy bed now & is doing great; He is showing NO interest in the potty, but we are working on that :) *He loves to sing songs - He recently taught me one that he learned at BSF - "Hammer, Hammer, Hammer, Pound, Pound, Pound, Let's Build a House for Jesus!" "That's what I sing at Bible Study!" I loved how he remembered the words & the motions. *He talks constantly - to me, his cars, Kate, stuffed animals, etc. He always wants to confirm what is going to happen -"Where are we going? Who's coming over? & "What are you doing?" are questions we hear often. We set the timer for naps, bedtime, etc so that he will have some warning. Yesterday as we were getting ready for MDO he said, "I go to school! Are you going to your own school?" He is happy to go places - the gym, church, Bible study, the library, park, MDO, etc.
I asked Michael a few questions (I got this idea off of a friend's blog:) & here are his answers -
Favorite Food - "sandwiches & toast" (the boy will eat almost ANYTHING & has a great appetite!)
Favorite Sport: "I like soccerball, football & basketball"
Favorite Toy: "Michael's cars - my blue cars & white cars"
Favorite Show: "Lightening McQueen" (The movie Cars)
Best Friend: "Hayden -but I didn't see him today." (This is a friend in his MDO class that I have just recently begun hearing about) , "& Molly! I like to play with Molly!"
Favorite Game: "Hungry, Hungry Hippos with Daddy & Mommy & Michael!"
Favorite Place to Go: "Bible Study!" (Bible Study Fellowship)
February 2010 - 3 years old
February 2009 - 2 years old
February 2008 - 1 year old
February 2007 - 1 week old

1 comment:

Evelynn's Mom said...

What a sweet post! Thank you for sharing!