Monday, May 25, 2009


My baby
is not a baby anymore.
And with 5 more days
til his 3rd birthday
he is showing me
that he's not the little one
I really wish he would stay.
He has accomplished quite a few things
in just the last week or two -
"bigger boy" things...

He has figured out how to work the computer
and has his own computer game
that he likes to play

He has learned how to write his favorite letter
(that would be "A" for Andrew, of course)

and how to draw
a "happy, joy, joy" face

And after never having a climber
He has mastered how to climb out of his crib so rather than risk any more broken bones
we got a guard and made his bed
into a "big boy" bed

He loves to sing and dance
and can be heard singing random songs
every now and then
He's so sweet
and is starting to be able to play with his big brothers
and wants to do everything they do.

Yesterday he feel asleep after church
before we had a chance to change his clothes
Rhett made the comment that he looked so cute
laying there asleep in his church clothes
like a worn out missionary...

I don't want him to grow up
If it were possible to keep him
the way he is right now
I would do it in a heartbeat.

There's a quote in Finding Neverland that says:
A boy should never be made to go to bed;
For he only wakes up a day older
and before you know it,
He's grown.


Dave and Melissa said...

I love that kid. We had so much fun with you guys this past weekend. I think we've had the "Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy" song stuck in ours heads ever since, but we don't mind :) I'm excited to see you guys again for Andrew's birthday!

Jodi said...

I totally agree with everything you just said Steph. I hate to think about Kaiya getting any older. Wish we could freeze time. Andrew sure is an adorable little boy. We'll have to get the trio back together again soon.

Jana Perkins said...

Ditto. I feel the same way about Kailey, potty trained and in a toddler bed. The other day we just decided to talk a walk as a family and I realized I didn't have to carry anyone, use a stroller, or worry about a diaper bag. It's bitter sweet.

Ryan and Debra said...

He is just way too cute! I know exactly what you mean. It's so fun to watch them grow and yet so sad at times! Life goes by too fast!

Melanie said...

Love that quote. I'm feeling the EXACT same way about my kids right now. If only I could freeze time.

Angie said...

He is a cutie!! I haven't seen him since he was a baby. How sad. I loved the pic of him asleep in his church clothes, he did look like a worn out missionary!!! So cute.