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Mini Man is 3

Mini Man - this week you turned 3.  

morning monkey bread w/ a train of candles

The first thing you said on your birthday - other than "is it my birthday?" - was that your brother could open some of your presents. It was such a perfect example of you are, I don't know how - I can't take credit for it - but you have an innate drive to love others and be generous. Your father and I joke that you are more extroverted than the rest us combined; you are always smiling at and striking up conversations with strangers. You also love to share. Anytime I give you a treat you either ask for some for your siblings - and you actually give it to them - or you share yours. Your happily let Big Buddy take the bigger pieces. And when Little Lady can't find her shoes or blanket you are quick to offer yours. These characteristics of yours bring me so much joy. They also cause to me to pause; I so badly want to protect this sweetness in your heart.  I pray that God will give me wisdom to help you grow in and use these gifts that I honestly don't naturally have. 

It's an amazing blessing being your mommy.  I can't wait to see what "three" brings - here are a "few" happy moments that I hope to always remember from "two". 

a band-aid for your broken heart - i had told you no

you love to pretend to be a protector

your pants rarely fit

a diva moment 

this year elephants were your favorite animal

"singing in the rain" was your favorite song

more singing in the rain

spiderman is your favorite superhero

An extra note: this boy's heart does amaze me, but he is a child like any other and therefore has his not so "awe" inducing moments. He is shockingly messy, extremely sneaky, and shows his disappointment as passionately as he shows his love.  I adore him and think he is extraordinary - I always will. 


  1. He makes me smile! I love that picture in his spiderman shirt holding onto a lamppost. He is just so precious and has always been such fun the few times I have been able to babysit him. When I see him with Josiah and how much he looks up to him and tries to copy everything he does and is always sharing and giving him "the bigger piece" reminds me of me and and my older brother. It just cracks me up. He has that part about him that he simply and honestly just wants everyone to be happy. :)

  2. I do believe his that he is a caring person and that it is in his genes to be so after all it takes a caring person to want to save the lost so i think he gets it from his grandpa Lindsey. That is what I think. And his great-aunt Doris as well being a nurses aide takes a deep caring and sharing heart.


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