Saturday, April 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Nate!

My little boy turned 3 yesterday and I still cant believe it!! Time flies by way to fast! This birthday was pretty hard for me! I found myself tearing up quite a bit yesterday (I am going to blame it on the pregnancy hormones :) I feel like once someone turns three they are really starting to grow up! There are so many things they can start doing at 3 that start them on the path to really becoming a big kid! Nate will start preschool and playing sports now that he is 3 and those are things that he will continue to do for a long time! It is a bitter sweet thing for me! I am excited to see him learn and grow and develop talents in many things, but how can he already be starting preschool and playing sports! Those are big kid activities! Maybe I feel this way because its been just me and him and I havent had another child yet. Maybe I would feel differently if I already had a baby to baby! That is coming soon enough though!

Nate is so funny! There is not a day that goes by that he doesnt make me smile and laugh! He is so full of life and wants to know everything! He is constantly asking me what things are and how they work and to let him try and do things. He is always wanting to help (which sometimes is not helpful), but I love it!! I know he is going to be such a good big brother! He is so smart and surprises with different things he says and I just look at him and ask him how he is getting so smart! A few months ago we were driving and Nate said "Look the moon!" and I was like yep the moon is out tonight and he said "Yeah, its a crescent moon!" What?! How did he know that? I dont think I learned what a crescent moon was until 5th grade! He has the best memory of any little kid I know! He is so good at playing memory games and matching things! He is practically ready for kindergarten! He knows all his letters and can count to 20! The main thing we need to work on is staying still!! He is constantly on the go and has been since the day he was born! At times it is very tiring especially being pregnant, but I wouldnt have it any other way! He has such determination and gets frustrated when he cant do something he wants to do! I love the little boy he is becoming and I am such a proud mom! I am so lucky to have been blessed with such an amazing child! I love him more then anything and cant imagine life without him! He brings so much joy into our home! He has such a good and kind spirit! He hates when I get mad at him and if I ever say what you did made mommy really sad he will give me a hug and a kiss and say no mommy happy now! Its sometimes hard to say mad at him! He is just so dang cute! I appreciate him being patient with me because I know I havent been the best mom in the world and everyday I am learning and trying to become a great one! I wish time would slow down a little bit, but I know it wont so I am trying to enjoy every second of him growing up! There are only a few more months left where it will just be Nate and I at home during the day and I find that all I want to do is play with him and not waste time cleaning and doing pointless things. I pray that I can still find the time once the baby is born to just have Nate and mommy time everyday even if its just for a little bit! I love that Nate is my son and couldnt be more proud of him and who he is! I love you Nate! Happy 3rd birthday!

On his birthday we woke him up by singing him happy birthday! It was so funny! He was so cute and got so giggly! Then when he came out into the family room he saw all his presents from us as well as a bunch of balloons surrounding them! We got him a new bike, an inflatable pool, a big blue ball, and a hot wheels car. He was so excited and wanted to play with everything right away! The weather has been so nice here lately, but of course on his birthday it was cold and rainy! He wanted to badly to ride his bike and play in the pool, but weather did not permit. We let him ride the bike in the house for a little bit on the wood floor and he loved it! After that I asked him what he wanted for his birthday breakfast and I told him I would make him french toast or waffles or pancakes, but he said he just wanted cereal so that was easy enough! We then went over to Grandmas to get my hair done and he played around at grandmas house. Then his other Grandma took him to lunch to Mc Donalds where he got a chicken nugget happy meal and a new fun toy! He played for about an hour and then we were leaving Grandma got him an ice cream cone...yummy! We then went home and he took a short nap. When he woke up we went and picked up his cousin Josie and went to one of his favorite places...jumping jacks! His friend Jayz met us there and the 3 of them played there for 2 hours!! The probably wouldnt have left so good, but we were going to Pirate Island Pizza for dinner and they were excited for that! Lots of family and friends came there and he had so much fun eating pizza and playing in the little arcade and playground! His actual birthday party is going to be next week and he cant wait for that! We decided to wait and do is party a week later because my sister comes home from her mission in 6 days and so all of my family will be here and wanted to be at the party! His party is going to be sports themed and he is so excited! He told me the other day... "Everyone is going to be at my party and eat my cake and sing happy birthday to nate!" It was the cutest thing! I didnt get very good pictures yesterday of his birthday because my camera is lost and so I could only use the camera on my phone which isnt good. So most of the pictures turned out blurry and only took some when we were at jumping jacks...I was so mad I couldnt find my camera because I have been trying to be better at taking pictures! Hopefully I will find it by his party day!

5 comments:

Cheryl Nelson said...

LOVE that birthday boy soooo much!!!

Judd & Liz said...

What a stud! You guys have the cutest little boy ever.. Happy late bday Nate!

Angela Bricker said...

Awwww...I loved your post, so sweet! And you ARE the greatest mom ever, Nate is so lucky to have you!! He's so stinkin' adorable and funny-love you Nate! (Tyler is a little jealous Nate is at jumpin jacks:) ha ha!)

alena said...

Ha, hes so funny and cute.

Miriam H said...

Such a cute kid you've got there! Happy Birthday Nate! I was reading the posts below and was laughing at the one where he was invited to Jayz birthday party!! SOooo cute!