Life has been all kinds of crazy and hectic lately. The good kind of busy filled with warm nights at the playground, walks around the neighborhood and weekends filled with celebrations and good quality time with friends.
The next celebration on the horizon is Alex's 3rd Birthday!!! He is so EXCITED about his birthday this year - so much more aware of the whole situation. He LOVES singing Happy Birthday at his friends parties - it's his absolute favorite part of the party - he practices singing it (inserting person's name into song) on the way there and eagerly awaits the time to belt it out!
I LOVE planning his party. It's the only party I get to really do each year so I'm in my happy place deciding all the details (I'm a details person). The party invitations are out, it took me months of trolling through Etsy and Pintrest to find on that matched the vision in my head. I have all the decorations planned and goody bag contents decided - now just finding time to get it all done by the 16th!
Year 2 of Alex has been an amazing adventure. I am daily amazed by the things that come out of his mouth - in a good way - the things, concepts, songs, memories that he recounts astound me. He's such a little sponge. I don't want to forget all that he is in this very moment (hence why I'm writing this down). His love of books makes my heart sing. I have always loved books, was an English major in college, enjoy writing (can you tell?). Each night, after bath and pajamas, we read a book before bedtime. When I finish reading the last page he responses.... "one more time" - pausing between each word for more emphasis. This is followed by "please Mom, one more time". So yes, we usually read the book at least twice that night - and I wouldn't have it any other way!
One last thing for today - I got the most exciting email - my person for 2014 Mug Swap!!! It's an awesome annual tradition hosted by Cuppa Kim - www.acuppakim.com/ - this is my 1st year participating and I am so excited. I can't wait to go pick out the mug for my person!!!
And because pictures are just plain fun, here are some recent ones of Alex in all his almost 3 year old glory:
Anna & Elsa from Frozen visited the "At The Movies" series at church
Checking out the 4 wheelers at the motorcycle store
Alex's Heaven - aka sandbox at Memom & Pop Pop's house