Happpppy Birthday Atticus!!!!!! I cannot believe he is three!!! I remember being a new mom with him and just napping and snuggling our days away. I loved our time just us together so much and I think every mom has a special bond with the first because of that special alone time you get. My sweet boy is insanely enthusiastic and isn’t afraid to show it! He gets incredibly excited about dogs and babies. If he sees your baby he will come up and hug and try to hold them ha! And make funny faces to make them smile. Oh and he will go get anyone in sight to make sure they come see the baby too 🙂 That is one thing I love about Atticus, if he is enjoying something he wants everyone to experience and enjoy it too. When he pets a dog he always asks me to come pet the dog too, or if he is eating yummy food he has to give everyone a taste. Even while opening his gifts he was SO excited about one of them that he said that one was for Rosie to have. I love that each morning he NEEDS to be snuggled for a good 15 minutes before he can start his day. Not just any snuggles, he is particular. I need to have my arm wrapped tight around his tummy and my legs right up against his. He has always done this since he was really little where when we are snuggling he just can’t get close enough. He keeps trying to scoot closer and closer and closer. Atticus gives lots of kisses. Some of my favorite memories of him are him watching me sleep and kissing my forehead and cheeks. He also loves group hugs and when he sees David and I hugging he comes to join in.
I love his giggle and belly laugh. He started laughing SO early on where I remember reading “your child may start to laugh or smile at this point” and I was thinking how he had been belly laughing for a while haha. He is very social and loves to hang out with anyone and make new friends. He isn’t shy and will confidently go play with any group of kids. He isn’t afraid to try new things even when he is really scared. I am still so proud of him and his swimming because when we got to Hawaii he didn’t even want to go to the beach because of the waves and water. By the end he was laying in the ocean letting the waves crash on him. He is my little swim baby. I love how supportive he is of all the members in our family. He loves to watch Rosie do things and clap for her. He loves to carry his sister around – on his shoulders (with our assistance) or carry her around. And lately he loves to pick her up and put her on the couch for a “diaper change” haha. He is also incredibly helpful and loves to help with anything and everything! Loves to help carry things inside, clean, bake, assemble things – whatever it may be he wants in! He is also a skilled little photographer! I love every photo he takes and love how much he loves it.
He is such a special boy and I could go on forever about all of his amazing qualities. You bring so much happiness to my life Atticus and we are sooooo soooo lucky to have you as our son!!!! I can’t wait to watch all of the amazing things you do in life!