Wednesday, May 5, 2010

My Mama's Boy

I love this three year old!

I can't believe how lucky we are to have Ethan in our family! I can't imagine what it would be like without him in our life. He is such a ray of sunshine that brightens my day, no matter how gloomy it may seem. He is so laid back and forgiving that he can take the sibling rivalry that AJ dishes out. He is always thinking of others' feelings. He LOVES to hang out with the big boys (AJ & his buddies), and has no clue that he is the younger bro. He has such a nack for sports! He can throw a ball far, catch it with ease, drop kick a soccer ball, walk on a balance beam without losing his balance, and shoot a basketball with excellent form. Ethan is so social and has never had issues with separation (when going to the nursery (at church or the gym) or other people's homes). On Family Night, he loves to "tun-duck" (conduct) and sings "I am a Child of God" so angelically. He is such a morning person (like me!) and runs in our room to see if we are awake. He gives me a great big bear hug to start the day. On days that I work, he always falls asleep on the car ride home. This sweet child lays his head on my shoulder and lovingly pats my back as I carry him inside the house to put him in bed.

I say he's a mama's boy because he loves to cuddle and hang out with me. But, don't get me wrong, he is all boy! He loves to play in the mud and pretend to do kung fu. He especially loves to hangout with Dad! He is so well-rounded.

For his third birthday, Ethan wanted to have his birthday dinner at "the pancake store". So on to IHOP we went where kids eat free! (Ya gotta love it on a law student's budget!). He enjoyed his pancake face dinner and the ice cream birthday treat. He had a blast celebrating over a 3 day weekend. He had a fun birthday party with his friends at the park, an overnight campout, and played in his soccer game. It's so fun that he is old enough to find his own individuality. He can decide what HE wants to do without riding on the coattails of big brother.
Happy Birthday big boy!