18 July 2011

3. It's official.

Carter Robert
July 18, 2008
9 pounds 5 ounces
21.5 inches
And in the blink of an eye, you've gone from this...
...to this...

...to this.Three.

You are doing so many wonderful things, my sweet boy. Your speech is incredible now, and it's so weird to have in-depth conversations with you! Mommy's not ready for that! {But it sure is wonderful and I can certainly get use to it =}

You are so funny. You have daddy and I cracking up at you constantly. You adore your sister {most of the time} and you're very protective of your baby girl. You love your cousin's Ben and Grace so much... they're your very best friends. You also think your cousin Simon is pretty cool and you talk about him often.

You're a "man's man" and you love love love your Poppy and P-Pop. You like to help them fix their old time cars and you follow them around constantly. But, when it really comes down to it, you're a cuddlier. You love your GG and Grammy... they just make everything better.

You're very into sports... basketball, soccer, baseball, golf, football... you name it! I think you're going to have trouble deciding what to play when the time comes, Carter Man! You really know you're stuff too... when we play soccer you yell "GOALLLLL" and golf you yell "FOUR!"... it's so cute! You love to play baseball with daddy and mommy and you yell "home run!" every time you hit the ball. =)

You have excellent manners {again, most of the time ;} and you say "please" and "thank you" and "no, thanks" constantly. But my favorite is when we ask you if you want something and you respond with "No, I okay, thank you." =) You're also very big on saying "bless you" when someone sneezes and then you ask them if they're okay and then rub their back. I wonder where you got that from? ;)

At night, we cuddle. You and me, baby boy. Once we put Brynnie to bed, we go upstairs and mama watches her DVR'd shows and you hang with me until you fall asleep. It's by far my favorite part of the day. We talk about our day and we laugh. Then you say "I scared, Bubba" but you're not really scared. You only say that so that you can rest your sweet head on my shoulder. I want to cry just thinking about it... mostly because I don't know how long this will last, but I wish it would last forever.

I know I'm forgetting so many wonderful things that you do, but mama is a little sad as she writes this. I just can't believe that you are 3. You are loved far more than you will ever know, sweet boy. You made me a mother and I am so lucky to have you. Happy birthday, my Carter Man.

I love you.

{aka Bubba}


Tracy said...

how precious!!! you are so lucky to have such an amazing little boy!

rachel said...

happy birthday, Carter!

Unknown said...

aw! happy birthday carter!
hang in there jenni. you know how i was when iz turned 3. but it got better after we got past the actual birthday.

Laura @ My Thoughts-Uninterrupted said...

Happy Birthday Carter! Such a sweet letter to your little boy.

Heather said...

so sweet - happy birthday carter! you have a mamma who loves you so much!

Anonymous said...

You guys snuggling every night slays me. SLAYS ME. Ugh, so flipping sweet. What precious moments for Carter and Bubba!

Danyiel said...

Already liked *golden* on FB and if the turn around time would work before my daugther's 3rd birthday party next month I would get a shirt for that and if she needs a little more time I might just get one of my munchkins something fun.


molly said...

And I'm crying now. Happy 3rd birthday, Carter man!

p.s. I am soooo not ready for Landon to turn three in August.

alicia said...

It does seem to happen in the blink of an eye, doesn't it? Very sweet tribute. Happy 3rd Carter!

Shan said...

Good gosh! I was okay until "I scared, Bubba" Now...bawling!
Happy birthday Carter!

the mom diggity said...

Happy Birthday Cute little dude!!!!!!

Suz said...

Happy birthday to Carter!

Jazmin @ My Little Memory Jar said...

He is soooo blessed!! Looks like he had a fabulous birthday weekend!!


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