Sunday, January 18, 2009

Charlie is Three!

It's hard-REALLY hard-for me to believe it has already been three years since I gave birth to my baby Charlie. It seems such a short time ago that we were up together in the wee hours of the morning, watching Cosby show reruns while he had a bottle. I remember sitting in the recliner with him shortly after we came home from the hospital, with him curled up against me, and feeling so content with this new little life in our family. And then ZAP! He's three!

Charlie was super excited for his party this year. I think he finally "gets" the concept, especially after Sammy's birthday and cousin Colin's birthday last weekend. He couldn't wait for his guests to come, to play, and to open presents. Although I am not ready for him to be a preschooler, I do love the age of three. What a magical time, where everything is new.

We all had a great time with family and friends, and Charlie felt like a star, which is the point, after all, for a kid's birthday party. His favorite gift was his cars and Ninja turtles, which he has been guarding with his life from his brothers. They seem to be pretty popular among the Sammy and Evan crowd too, and they have been working hard to sneak them out from under his nose.

And don't you love him in his sunglasses? They were a Christmas gift from Papa John, and he feels like a big guy when he's got them on.

His birthday also marked the first day in his young life where he has not taken a nap. Boy did he feel awesome when Sammy was taken off to bed, and he got to go on a bike ride with Papa John!

In the evening, Jeff had to go to his office Christmas party (why it's in the middle of January makes no sense to me!!!), so the boys and I had a fun birthday dinner with Charlie at Runza, where he loves the corn dogs.

All in all, it was a great day, and filled with fun memories to commemorate my little guy's entrance into the world.

1 comment:

Sharon - Mom Generations said...

What a perfectly beautiful post for a perfectly beautiful little guy! Your mommy love flows from each word... and I can just see you going from nighttime snuggles and feeding to the awe of the independence that you've created. Your great gift is your love, and this love has returned a zillion-fold...

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