Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Happy Third Birthday, Caedmon!

Caedmon then...

 I can't believe our boy is three. In honor of him, here is a list of just a few of the things I love about Caedmon.

1. His high need for physical contact.
It may have made sleep difficult for his first two and a half years, but now when he says, "Mommy, I need you," by which he means, "Mommy, I need you to hug me," my heart melts.

2. "Mommy, sing me just one more song."
 Currently his favorites are Jesus Loves Me, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Row Row Row Your Boat, and "The Mary Poppins Song," which can mean (I think?) any song from Mary Poppins.

3. His intense sense of order.
He must close all the doors before coming downstairs, and finish lining everything up before leaving his toys. He builds perfectly symmetrical Duplo constuctions, and matches up all his letter magnets.

4. His interactions with language.
He's always making up words (i.e. "Gargison"), and altering real words (i.e."bachine," "deeder dodder"). It simultaneously cracks us up and amazes us.

5. His ability to be quiet in public.
We take no credit for this. He has an uncanny ability to be quiet during church services, lectures, and meetings. Don't worry, he's plenty loud at home.

6. His boy-ness.
When he was a baby, we dressed him clothes featuring typical boy things: cars, construction vehicles, sports, dogs, and dinosaurs. But now that he's talking and running and playing, we're seeing many of those things to be fitting stereotypes. His favorite book right now is called, "Bang! Boom! Roar! A Busy Crew of Dinosaurs." Dinosaurs AND construction vehicles AND loud noises AND gross stuff all in one book. Can we say "BOY"!?

7. His sweet, sweet face.
It's sweet when he's awake, but it's downright angelic when he's asleep. He is such a gift!

...Caedmon now.
Happy Birthday Caedmon!