Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Malachi is 3!

Today, my oldest baby boy turns 3 years old and I find myself wondering where these last 3 years have gone. You are now a little boy and have left all signs of babyhood behind.

3 years ago today, I was restless. Wondering where my baby boy was and what was happening in his life and why the wait was dragging on.  Little did I know, that on this very day - April 16th 2010 that you were just making your entrance into this world!

Malachi, you are such a little light of life!  You live life BIG!  You are loud and happy and full of big smiles.  You have more energy than anyone I know and go 100% full force until you drop and sleep soundly at night!        I get exhausted just watching you!

You love to sing and dance! Your favorite song is "Fire to the Rain" and "When Can I See You Again" from Wreck It Ralph.  You are often found just belting out songs as loud as you can!  You also can dance better than anyone I know.  You have some serious rhythm and I cannot wait to watch this skill continue to develop in you because the rest of us can definitely NOT dance the same way you can. 

Your favorite movie right now is Wreck It Ralph.  You would choose to watch that 20 times a day if you could.  Your favorite color is yellow and some of your favorite foods are chips, toast, popcorn, french fries, cereal. Pretty much anything and everything full of carbs!  

You are way too smart for your own good!  You are starting to learn more of your letter sounds and I won't be surprised if you figure out some reading skills this year. You know 100 of the most common sight words and have a mind for memorization well beyond your years.

You still take about a 2 hour nap per day and sleep 12ish hours at night.  You have been on a pretty good 7-7 schedule for a long time now.  With all that energy you burn it doesn't surprise me at all that you sleep so well at night.

And just a brief mention, because I think this is something that will serve you well in life - you are stubborn and strong-willed and love to challenge authority.  We spend a lot of time praying and seeking guidance of how best to direct you and lead you through life.  We strive to find that right balance of directing you but not breaking the very strong little boy you are!

Malachi, we love you so much!  You are an amazing little boy and I am so thankful that you are mine!  God orchestrated some impressive details to bring you to us.  Your beauty takes my breathe away and I adore those deep brown eyes of yours!  You are so happy and you just radiate joy!  You have taught us so much already about living life to the fullest and enjoying every second!  You are going to do some amazing things with your life- I just know it!  Never doubt that we love you more than words can say!  We are so, sooo blessed to be your mommy and daddy!  Happy 3rd Birthday little man!  We love you!


"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

Happy Birthday Handsome!!!! Can't believe you are 3!!!

Love all the progress you have made on your home :)