30 March 2015

Happy 3rd Birthday, Easton!

OH MY GOSH MY BABY IS THREE YEARS OLD! What is this madness? Okay if I'm being totally honest, Easton is totally acting like a 3 Year Old, and he looks like one, too. The child is enormous. So I feel like I shouldn't be so surprised that he is actually turning Three. But man, I've got two little kids now. Like, KIDS. No more toddlers. It's insane for me to think of myself without a baby, or a toddler.

Easton will be starting Preschool in the Fall, and ugh. Time, time is a big fat jerk. But on the other hand, how cool is it to watch your kids grow and learn? It's pretty amazing. So, there's that at least.

And OMG guys, look at this face. The tiny little smirk, the hands in the pockets, even his posture!!! He's turning into such a little boy.

I'll tell you what, this child is totally different than I expected him to be at this age. He was a very easy going, calm, go-with-the-flow kind of baby/toddler. But as he gets older, actually.... with every passing day, calm isn't exactly a word I would use to describe him anymore. ;-)

He's energetic, stubborn, sassy, opinionated and is getting more and more aggressive. But I think that goes along with being a little boy, yes? But he's also loving & super thoughtful. He has an amazing sense of humor, is ridiculously funny, and he's such smart little boy, who picks up on these so quickly.

Every year, around my kids birthday, I re-read their birth stories. So naturally, I've been feeling super sentimental lately. Easton's birth was such a whirlwind for me. Everything happened quickly (compared to Bennett's birth) and I hardly had time to process what was going on. At the time, I remember thinking "no no no! I'm not ready to have another baby right now!" And I actually tried to prolong the birth. lol. But, looking back, I realize that he came exactly when he needed to come, in exactly the way he did. Overall, Easton's labor & delivery was such a wonderful experience. I have absolutely no regrets or negative memories from it. He has been the perfect addition to our family.

So every year, for the boy's birthday's, I've started asking them a few little "interview" questions. It will be fun to see how their answers change as they get older! :-)

At Three Years Old, here are some of Easton's favorite things.

How old are you turning today? Three.
Favorite color? Blue
Favorite toy? Airplanes
Favorite food? Chicken nuggets
Favorite snack? Granola bar
Favorite drink? Chocolate milk
Favorite holiday? Halloween
Favorite TV show? Sofia The First
Favorite movie? The Ninja Turtle Movie
Favorite pajamas? Dino jammies
Favorite animal? Lion!
Favorite song? "Black Venom" - by Budos Band
Who is your best friend? Bennett
Favorite place to go? The airport
What do you want to be when you grow up? A dancer

I can't wait to see what Year 3 has in store for us!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EASTON!!! We love you SO much!!


Molly said...

What a handsome little dude. It goes so fast! I really can't believe he is already three!!!

Heather Sander said...

What a cutie! I love that his favorite is Halloween - Mine too!

Rebecca Spooner said...

Thats super cute! I love your blog, so bright and fresh, love your pictures too! Great job! Happy birthday little man :)

Ilona K. said...

Such a cute little boy! Happy Birthday to him!

Donna L. Ward said...

And Mandy, he is such a sweetie - congratulations on another year with your little guy - many more years of happy times are coming! YAY

Motherhood and Merlot said...

Happy birthday to your sweet boy:) my oldest daughter just turned 3 on St. Patrick's Day as well! They grow up so fast.

Tania T said...

Happy birthday little friend!May your days be full of joy,health,love!And for mommy:I can feel how special is that day for you.This unique moment that he came into the world would be precious..So very happy birth-day for you mommy!

jyonash said...

He is so adorable! They are so fun at that age when they are learning so many things and get so excited for everything!

Meg O. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EASTON! What a fantastic little boy. He really is precious. I also giggled at the "Sophia the First." Love it.

Carly said...

Aw, he's too cute!!!

myshelomitashop said...

Happy birthday Easton...he is so adorable!

Loyal RUN said...

Aww. A few days late, but ...