You're my boy.
You are growing fast, and life has changed so much recently.
You were in your first wedding! The rehearsal was rough and you were extremely embarrassed. But on the day of the wedding, you were excited and pulled through (although I couldn't actually see you walking down the aisle, and I heard reports that you were holding the pillow in front of your face!?). You were the cutest boy ever. (I made your bow-tie! It was fun. And for the readers, I followed the tutorial here).
You were fun to watch during this process of moving. You were very excited to "go live at Grandma's house in Indiana." I was sad at the same time. It had been wonderful seeing you grow in relationship with Pappy and Mammaw Henry over the last year, as well as learning what cousins are, of whom you are extremely possessive ("my cousins"). I know you probably won't remember ever living in Maryland, Indiana is going to be your home state.
The morning we moved, daddy promised to give you a new basketball game if you were good for the drive. We decided to let you ride in the moving truck with dad, you were sooo excited. All during breakfast you were talking about "riding in the big truck because we're moving to Indiana to live at grandma's house, and if I'm good, I get my new basketball game." Pappy Henry gave you one of his special toy motorcycles that had been sitting on his windowsill (where you always went to find them), a very special little gift. Dad said you played with it a lot during the drive to Indiana. Seeing you up there in the great big truck made me smile every time I caught a glimpse (and I'm so mad I forgot to take a picture!). Watching kids' movies kept you occupied most of the drive, and yes, you got your new basketball game.
You have now been promoted to a queen size bed, all to yourself. You sleep right in the middle with your little doggy "Fruff Fruff."
At grandma's house there is a coloring book of Disney princesses, leftover from your aunt Ericka and myself, the little mermaid is on the cover. As we sat at the table, you were just looking at her, and you asked "Where is her bottom? How does she go to the bathroom?" How is it that in all my years, I have never pondered how the little mermaid empties her bladder, and you're only 3 and you think of these things?
You've known what a fire hydrant is for a while, but I tried to explain it further to you on a walk yesterday. After my explanation, you were telling me your version, and I realized you think that fire comes out of the fire hydrant. I guess the term water hydrant would seem more appropriate. Makes much more sense.
You have also started Awana's, a weekly event where you go to play organized games and learn Bible verses. You were quite excited to go to "hawana's" and get your special vest. You did a great job on the first night, and the verses you will be learning are way simpler than the ones you already know (I know you know them, even though you act like you don't most of the time).
Your current favorite songs include Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho, Jesus Loves Me (of course, it's a classic), Zaccheus Was a Wee Little Man, and Only A Boy Named David (David and Goliath is your favorite story, you are quite taken with giants).
I wanted to note these few things, because they make me smile, and I want to remember them again later. But don't get a big head: you have your fair share of whiney attitudes and disobedience, I keep doing my part and praying for God to work in your heart.
For the record, you are 3 years old, you are 3 feet all, and you weigh 30 pounds.
Love you so much.