HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRODY!!!
Brody is three years old and loving it! He is very concerned with being the oldest, biggest, fastest, scariest, etc. I am pretty sure he has inherited the competitive gene…lovingly passed down from both of this parents. Ay Ay Ay. Lord, help us.
–Laughing. He is seriously silly. He is at the age where we will start laughing together and it just keeps going and going and going. He knows what humor is and he sure has an awesome sense of humor!
–SPORTS. If you ask him, he wants to be a basketball player, a baseball player and a football player. Sometimes he adds a cop and spider man into that mix.
–Chewing bubble gum. This love started as a potty training incentive. He has not forgotten ONCE that he gets a bubba gum after he goes number two.
–Riding his green scooter. He used to call this his “tooter” and now he is too old for that. He still can’t quite say scooter but not it is called a cooter. We are working on our “s” sound. I want to bottle up his two year old voice forever.
–When daddy comes home. He runs and hides RIGHT when he hears Travis putting the key in the front door. Travis has to go find him while Brody yells “AH! Daddy…come find me…”
–Doing cartwheels(really just wild flips) on the trampoline.
–Our neighbors. His prayers every night go something like this: “Thank you Jesus for this day. Thank you for our neighbors. Thank you for Antonio, for Toby and Tucker and Elliana and Justin and Jenna and Hudson and Lizz and Cott(Scott). And thank you for all you do for us, God. Amen.” EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT Sometimes Mom and Dad and Sissy get in there if we are lucky.
–He loves getting a watch a show or two in the morning. He knows the computer password (GASP!) and knows how to move the cursor to start the next Netflix episode. I have to be mindful for he will watch more than allowed! He loves Curious George, VeggieTales and has just started to watch The Chronicles of Naria.
–We had to run an errand the other day so Travis dropped me off at the store front so I could run in. Brody said to him “But daddy, don’t leave mommy. I really love her.”
–He is not a picky eater in any way. But, he does not like “pagetti quash”. No, ma’am.
–He has a love-hate relationship with wrestling with Travis. He asks daddy to wrestle with him all the time but then he whines and says “top it(stop it)” basically right away. I think Travis is a little too rough but they’re both learning. 😉
–He is very concerned when kids don’t let him play with them. He is very, very sensitive(I think he got that from his daddy. Bless his heart). We’re working on what that looks like–how it makes him feel, why he should include other people, how to ask to be invited to play, etc.
–When mommy “raises her voice at me because she is fwustwated.” Oops. I’m working on that.
We walked to the high school football field last weekend after dinner and Brody brought along his football. It was too early for the game and no one was really around but there was a young high schooler hanging out. Brody walked up to him and asked if he’d like to play catch. The kid said “sure” and played catch with Brody for a few minutes. Then Brody looked over and saw another even younger kid walking by. He yelled out “HEY! Do you want to play catch with us?!” The kid smiled and walked over. My heart swelled with joy. Brody delegated a little triangle of passing the ball. We later talked about how proud I am of how he included that boy and how happy that must have made him feel to be included.
Brody is very, very good with Brinley. There have only been a handful of times where he gets frustrated with her. It is so fun to see their relationship grow. They were out playing on the trampoline together tonight and she was chasing a ball he had thrown. He yelled “Good, job SIS”. I just love how he says that. His “SIS” is very enthusiastic. He is great at encouraging her. I think he sees this from his daddy, too.
Brody, you truly bring our family so much joy. You are silly, caring, athletic, energetic, sensitive and so very loved. We adore you! Happy THIRD birthday! And I am sorry for confusing you and having your party two weeks before your actual birthday.We love you!
(Photo cred to Katie Drake Photography)