Monday, September 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Sweet Boy...

Three years ago today you joined our family.  I had no idea that this 6 lb-chicken-legged-old-man-face baby would be capable of so much energy in the next few years to come!  You flush expensive things down the toilet, light my clothes on fire, and throw tantrums with the best of them...BUT, you are also one of the most tender-hearted, gentle, snuggly little boys I have ever met. 

You NEVER stop running. ever.  No wonder you have the quads and calves of an 18 year old.

You don't like food.  If your mom would let you (and sometimes she does), you would live on cold cereal and chicken nuggets.

Every morning when you get out of the bath tub, you HAVE to wear mom's pink bathrobe while you sit on the couch and stroke your eyelashes while sucking on your last three fingers until you almost fall asleep. EVERY. SINGLE. MORNING.

sucked on those
 fingers when
you're tired by
 the way.

You HATE being dirty.  You are the only kid I know who can play outside in the dirt and not get it all over yourself.  It's a mystery.

You are OBSESSED with all things animal related.  I bet you would live at the zoo.  Occasionally, your mom would love to send you there.

Every night at bed time we MUST sing wheels-on-the-bus, read the "whale" book, say a prayer, and give a hug and a kiss.  This is a life or death me.

You LOVE your little Sister. 

You are extremely sensitive to other people's emotions and reactions.  So much as a quivering lip from someone and you are in tears. 

You are a goofball, just like your two are great buddies.  You adore each other.

Happy Birthday Jack-Hammer...We love you!


Kim said...

Has it been 3 years already? He is a sweet boy and I'm sure he keeps you running with him. Happy Birthday Jack Jack.

FishinFamily said...

Happy Birthday Jack! I can't believe he's 3. I remember when you brought him to class, he was so super little. Crazy how fast time flies. =)

melody said...

What a boy. This is a sweet and funny tribute that Jack will love to look back on. Blogs are such a great way to capture memories, aren't they?

Crystal said...

Happy Birthday Jack! What a nice post Jill. That will be awesome for him to look back on someday.

Travis and Celena said...

Ohhh! He is so cute and I can't believe he is 3 already. Time really has gone by fast. You never notice until moments like this. Happy Birthday Jack!

Jessie said...

Happy Birthday Jack!!

I love all the pictures of him sucking on his fingers! Too cute! And yes, he DOES flush expensive things down the toilet!

Sarah said...

I love this post. Its hard to believe we are old enough that you have a three year old!

cindy said...

What a sweet boy--we do miss our Jack!