On having a three year old

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Cian is three!  I can't believe it has already been three years since my little dude was born.  The last three years have been some of the best three years of my life.  Steve and I have grown as parents and in our marriage and we have been through some trial and error with this parenting thing.  We have watched our son grow from a tiny little thing that needed us for everything to a sweet big boy who wants to do everything himself.  I have to say this stage if both trying and amazing.  Here are some of the coolest things about having a three year old:

  • Watching Cian pretend with his little toys (Star Wars Legos) and get bad guys.  It is so cool to see his budding imagination and watch as he makes his guys talk or hand us a gun and says we have to get the bad guys.  It reminds me of being a child and reminds me that I could stand to use my imagination a little more often.
  • Watching as Cian learns to do things like put his clothes on by himself or putting together puzzles.  This may not seem like a big deal but each new thing is an accomplishment.
  • Watching as his personality comes out more and more.  I  know that my son likes to put things up and is particular about where toys and things go.  He does not like them to be out of place.  (You wouldn't be able to tell that by my house now.)  I know my son likes to talk about Star Wars and loves to hear stories about when he was a baby. 
  • Hearing Cian's silly voice and seeing his silly face.  Lately he has developed a silly voice and he does a silly face with it. He will say things in this voice and just crack up, I love it!  He is also making up words (like his mom).  His made up word is pootidtz, which from what I can gather is a hilarious name to call someone.  Yep, definitely my kid.
  • Seeing him kiss his little sister and act proud of her.  I know there are screaming fights coming in our future but his sweet kisses are great for now.
  • Hearing him ask to pray and for me to sing "Home Back" (Golden Slumbers by the Beatles) to him every night before bed. I love hearing him talk about Jesus even if he doesn't quite get the whole praying thing.  (Heck, sometimes I am just as lost as he is when it comes to prayer.)
  • Watching Cian and Steve play battle and seeing Cian try to be like his daddy. 
  • Hearing "I love yous" and hearing him ask for one more hug or one more kiss.  This too I know will pass but I love my sweet boy who still things we are the coolest thing since the Millennium Falcon.
  • Hearing how he will try to repeat what we say and sometimes doesn't get it quite right.  Like, "let's blow this popsicle down" instead of "let's blow this popsicle stand".

A few weeks ago we had photos taken as a family, since it was out last time as a family of three.  Christina at Eternal Treasures Photos took them and we absolutely love them!  You can check some out on her blog here. We went to the Coffee County Fair and though it was crazy crowded we had a great time!  (Even Steve who didn't want to get out of the house.)

Happy Birthday my son, I am so thankful for you!

1 comment:

Jessica said...

I love this picture of you guys!

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