Happy birthday, buddy! If there is any single word I could use to describe your life it would be joy. Sure, you have some unpleasant toddler moments, some days more than others. That is to be expected and considered part of your development as a kid. Aside from normal toddler behaviors, you radiate so much joy. Your smile and laughter are contagious. It's obvious you are being raised by two very sarcastic parents because you try so hard to get away with things by saying "I was just trying to be funny." It works often, because you are very funny.
If there was an award for the best brother to be stuck between two sisters, you'd win hands down. You love your sisters with all the love you have to give, though sometimes that love is expressed through aggressive playfulness. You will make them tougher and they will make you softer. It's a win win for everyone.
Your three years on this earth have been full of life. Can't stop won't stop should be your motto, because you are all in or all out and everyone is going to know. You love all modes of transportation: "tars", trains, bikes, motorcycles, "ambulamps" (ambulances), "wees tars" (police cars), fire trucks, garbage trucks, "recycwing trucks" (recycling trucks), etc. You also love riding in your Power Wheels F-150. Your pick up truck is probably the best investment we've ever made in a toy for you. You throw things in the back, ride all over the yard, fix it when it's "broking" (broken), and take your sisters for a ride. Every night you sleep with your doggy pillow, cars that you have to park just right on the bed first with one to hold in each hand also, and your Bible that you usually tuck under one arm. There are usually other various toys to be found in your bed each night. You are actually dependable (as dependable as a 3 year old can be) when I'm needing your help with Ruby. You are her little protector. You watch her every move and make sure nothing goes in her mouth that shouldn't. Bottom line: I love being your mommy. It's the best. You are the most fun 3 year old boy and we love watching you grow, learn new things, and laughing with you. You help keep things less serious around our house because with your happy go lucky personality it's hard to stay mad or stressed for long. You are starting to understand the things of God and for that we are very grateful. When you choose to obey us, you get all excited and say "That makes Jesus happy!"
Here is your 3 year old interview that you weren't really that in to. No surprise there. Your answers are first, Mommy's answer in parentheses when necessary.
What is your name? Stotty
How old are you? fwree
What is your favorite thing to do? uhhh...I don't know. (Play with your sisters, ride in your truck, jump on the trampoline, swing, play with your train table and cars)
What is your favorite food? eltmo (oatmeal, also chocolate chips)
What is your favorite drink? juice and milk
What is your favorite color? black
What is your favorite animal? I like to ride on trains (lions, bears, and dinosaurs)
What is your favorite show? Blaze and Paw Patrol
What is your favorite movie? The Incredibles (also Star Wars)
What is your favorite toy? Bigger truck (the car hauler you got with birthday money from Mom and Pop)
What is your favorite song? The ting one (Head Over Boots by Jon Pardi. Scott calls it "the king one" because of the line "if I was a king, you would be my queen". He knows every line. He also likes 80s Mercedes by Maren Morris, which he calls "80s acedes")
What is your favorite book? Little Blue Truck Leads the Way, Don't Push the Button, your seek and find book
What is your favorite Bible story? My Bible story (David and Goliath)
Who is your best friend? Zoe, Macy (Zoe is a girl from your class last year and Macy is a dog. Mommy says Parker is your best friend because you tell me all the time that Parker is your buddy. You make friends and play with anyone.)
What makes you happy? a trains (also seeing your sisters in the morning when you wake up)
What do you want to be when you grow up? Two. I'm fwree. I mean I'm fwree. (This was his first answer.)
I know you are three, but what job do you want to have when you grow up? Oooo...a tuptake (cupcake)!
For your party, we invited friends and family to have pizza and cupcakes at the park. The theme was Paw Patrol because it's your favorite!
It's a good thing we only have one more of these because we're definitely going downhill with these monthly pictures
Firsts: crawling, pulling up, beach trip, taste of ice cream and whole milk, Kiddie Carnival, ride on a carousel, fourth of July fireworks, drive-in movie
Favorite Toy/Activity: dancing, if there isn't a song on you click your tongue to make your own beat
Daddy's Favorite: When you say hey to him and get all excited to see him. He is definitely your favorite person right now!
Lily's Favorite: When you try to talk
Scott's Favorite: When you play in his bedroom with him
Milestones: you've transitioned from formula to whole milk, you are in 12 month clothes, you are crawling and pulling up, you are pointing or reaching out to people or things you want
Weight/Length: I'm guessing you are somewhere between 20-23 pounds
Like Mommy: Your hair is getting lighter and showing signs of being curly
Like Daddy: You are content and easily pleased
Like Lily: Most mornings you wake up in a good mood and occasionally you will stay in bed and talk before we come to get you
Like Scott: You love milk!
Best Memory: Your first beach trip with Granny Rosie, which was also her last beach trip with all of us
Biggest Challenge: You finally got some teeth. 4 came in at the same time which meant you were fussy, cranky, snotty, and in pain for at least two weeks.
How We Spend the Day: You are up around 7 in the morning, usually after Mommy, Lily, and Scott are gone for school. You have some milk and breakfast then Daddy takes you to school. You play, eat, sleep, learn at school until Mommy picks you up in the afternoon. Once you are home, you eat a snack and play with Lily and Scott until dinner time. You eat whatever Mommy cooks for dinner and are in bed by 7:30 every night.
Nicknames: Wuby Jeams
Funniest Moment: No moment in particular, but your personality is really starting to shine and it's so fun to watch!
Words: "Daaaadee" is daddy and baby. "Hey" while pointing means you want keys or a phone. You also have picked up on the fact that when you need someone you yell their name over and over again until you get that person's attention, so when someone else is yelling a name you start yelling things too. I mean, why not?
Coming Up: Your first birthday party!
First time to ride the carousel
Precious memories with Granny Rosie on your first beach trip and her last
You had such a fun summer with Lily and Scott
First movie and first time at the drive-in! We saw The BFG.
First taste of ice cream
Enjoying some time with Pop in Mentone
Watching the fireworks on the fourth of July!
You and your hair are WILD!
I think this may be my favorite picture of you
Hanging out with your cousin Mav at the beach
First time at Kiddie Carnival. It was hot and you were miserable. This is also how mommy looked all night.
Just checking out the dog food
Lazy morning at the beach
Last Wright family beach trip with Granny Rosie. She passed away on Monday, August 8, 2016.
With your namesakes after Granny Rosie's funeral. Your great grandmothers Ruby (left) and Jean (right).
Posted by Brittany at 9:30 PM