Three years ago at 6:34 PM they laid a 8 lb 22 inch long baby boy into my arms. That is when my life started. Being your mom these last 3 years has been everything. You were my first born, my first baby… you were all mine. You made me a mom and you gave me a reason for living. I cannot explain how many times your dad and I smiled, laughed, cried when we watched you day after day grow up. You can check out Archer’s birth blog post right here.
You were the easiest baby. So easy going and so lovable. You laughed at everything, smiled at everyone, loved almost everyone. You truly made having a baby magical because of how easy you were. I remember how cute you were when you started babbling, and how your wild hair (like below) was my favorite thing ever. You started to walk at 9/10 months, you were always ahead of the game in milestones and grew up way too fast.
As it’s your 3rd Birthday today, I am in awe of the little man that you have become. You are so stubborn.. so danging stubborn and I have myself to blame. But boy are you strong, smart, outgoing and sometimes shy. You say “bishes” instead of fishes, you say “crynin” instead of crying, you repeat words non stop until I repeat them to you. You want to grow up to be Humpty Dumpty or Buzz Lightyear most days. You run fast, oh so fast until you fall because you are so clumsy. Then you skin your arms up, get bruises and you need me to “kiss it better.” Lately, you need bandaids for every little bump and scrape. You know your ABCs, 1-30 counting, what each letter says and stands for. You know all the nursery rhymes and never fail to repeat them everyday. You love shapes and have for a full year now…shapes are your world. Sea creatures make you happy and you love octopuses and Dory fishes or bishes… You crawl into our Bed almost every night and cuddle between us. Your dad is your best friend but you are a complete mamas boy. You haven’t realized but one day Wilder will be your #1 fan and best friend, but until that day comes he will continue to put up with your beatings. You never fail to tell on him when he climbs up the stairs, and it always results in you telling me “Sorry mama I pushed him” as he cries and cries and you always cover your ears and ask “why you crynin baby?” But what you don’t realize, is he is crying because you pushed him down the stairs, or you made him be humpty dumpty or lately…. you just touched him.
Grandma Lane & Uncle Coco are your favorite relatives but you also love your cousin Kayzlee. You love to cause mischief with your best friend Tex. You talk back.. ohhh do you talk back. Your newest back talk consists of “Don’t tell me what to do” and “you don’t tell me no.” Then you quickly recover with “don’t say that.” There have been times when you make me wanna explode with your subborness but I have myself to blame. Your shy when going to new places and meeting new people. You like your car seat and road trips and always cry when we have to get out. You love the beach & Disneyland. You always vote for pizza for dinner & could always go for a “donalds” cheeseburger because they are your favorite. Bread always takes the win and every morning we can find you chowing down on a loaf of bread, in your undies, watching your Ipad on the couch. You say the funniest things everyday & your little voice is the cutest sound.. you hate real clothes but love pajamas. If you could wear pajamas everyday.. you would. Your favorite shoes are your fox or horse boots, but you love to wear daddy’s shoes around the house. Hats are your favorite because they make you feel like humpty dumpty. You are always wanting to fly to “infinity and beyond.” You make anyone smile with the funniest things you say, must get the funny trait from your mom 😉 Every time you see a airplane you always think that Grandma is on it and coming to visit. You now know all the dino names but your scared of them at the zoo. You love the stars and moon and always have to remind us to look at the stars. You truly inspire us to be better parents and people because of you.
As this year flew by, I can see you growing up so fast. You are learning new things every day and continuing to amaze us. The thought of you one day not needing your mom makes me tear up and makes my heart sad. The way your eyes light up when you see a waffle, or we pass McDonalds, the way you get so excited when I turn on Shapes. The way you “go on bear hunts” and have to sit on every wall we see so you can be Humpty Dumpty makes you ….. YOU. Lately, there has been more tears then laughs because your stubbornness and tantrums tend to take over, but one day you’ll grow out of it so I am trying to breath through them all. You are scared of the dark and when we put you to bed, you get up and turn the light on every time. I hope that you get raised right and you never break any hearts.
Soon you will start school, start doing more “big boy” things and you won’t want your mom. You won’t need me to kiss your scrapes, and to go on bear hunts with you. Year after year will pass by and you’ll become a teenager… oh boy, brace myself for those teenage years. I am dreading them. But one thing is for sure that you will always be my little boy and my first born baby. I love you Archer, and I love the little person you are becoming. You make your dad and I so proud and I cannot wait to watch you grow and change into someone who I am proud of.
Love you little buddy, Happy 3rd birthday baby boy!!!
Check out the video of Archer’s 3rd birthday interview HERE!!