Over the past year, Emerson has grown in small ways, especially in comparison to the first year of life. But I still can't believe how much he changed. It was hard this year because we seemed so focused on all of Henry's changes that suddenly we realized how big Emerson had become.
Here's just a few things I've noticed a change in:
- Bursting vocabulary. Talks non-stop. Likes to talk to others on the phone
- Has developed fears.
- Moved to a big boy bed.
- Potty trained.
- Has gained an attitude. I now know what they mean by threenager.
- Likes to play pretend more.
- Will actually sit and watch a show/movie.
- Has started memorizing books.
- Can say and identify most alphabet letters.
- Says the Pledge of Allegiance. Adorable to listen to.
- Got his first tricycle and has mastered riding a two wheeler scooter.
- Has great hand-eye coordination and loves playing any sport.
- Has completely lost interest in sitting in a stroller and prefers to walk.
We started his big day with a cinnamon roll breakfast and it's the only time he let me sing happy birthday to him. The rest of day he refused to let anyone sing.
His birthday fell on a school day on Tuesday, so we got to have a little party at school.
Yummy cookies our sweet friend from church made. She did a fantastic job of making them look like Blaze from Blaze and the Monster Machine show (his birthday party theme).
Henry really enjoyed getting to sit with the big kids and eat his cookie : )
When daddy came home from work we opened presents and enjoyed our birthday cookies. Emerson was only crying because we tried to sing happy birthday to him. He was fine as soon as we stopped.
The following Saturday we had his party at the park! It was really the perfect location for a bunch of toddlers to run around. Even the big kids that came really enjoyed the park. Simple. Fun. Free. How can you beat that?
Happiest of birthday's my sweet, three-year-old boy! We love you.