Saturday, August 30, 2008

the day j wanted.

celebration. what a day we had yesterday. our little jeremy turned 4 years old. i truly can't believe that we actually made it to 4. it seems like yesterday that we were bringing him home from the hospital. i know, i know... so cliche. but truly it does seem like such a short time ago.




as i reflected over the past four years of his little life, i am amazed at how much he has grown and how much he has added to our life. while he is our typical little boy (always running and blowing things up) he has also brought us such tenderness. j is definitely our cuddle bug. he is our funny man. he is our dare devil. he is so much in our lives, i am not sure i would be the same person without him. i am definitely sure i wouldn't be the same person. each of us has a different connection with him. ash & j are inseparable. on her first day of school, ash asked me if i thought j was doing okay without her at home. todd & j are best friends. hommie. buddies. j and i are... well mom & son! i fix his boo boo's. i cuddle with him. i read stories to him. i just love him for who he is. each of us is so blessed to have a little piece of him.


we are not simply lucky because of the connection, but because he really is a funny kid. his imagination is so huge! we used to get reports from him each morning as to who he was going to be that day. some days he was buzz lightyear... others he was jack sparrow. but lately, j has asked us to call him 'turtle' or 'squirt' (from finding nemo). so we have. he loves turtles for some reason.



yesterday we let j plan the day. he picked what we had for all our meals. breakfast was scones with m & m's. lunch was peanut butter & honey sandwiches. dinner was hot dogs & mac n' cheese. so nutritious. plus he wanted a turtle cake... no shock. we had to go out to los osos and try and see the turtles. unfortunately we didn't see any, but we had fun nonetheless. it was the day j wanted... and it was such a blast!!!


it was a wonderful day full of remember when's & refections! i truly can't wait to see what this year brings us through his precious little... big life!

7 comments:

Carrie Haughey said...

happy birthday Jer... I mean Squirt! Wow! 4 years old, almost a whole hand! that's pretty significant!
LOVE the first picture of him, so cute!

Penny Malley said...

Beautiful photos of a handsome little man! Happy birthday!

joy said...

what sweet, sweet pictures! happy birthday, big guy.

Lisa Leonard said...

happy birthday jeremy! what a beautiful post. and an awesome cake!!

Julie said...

I mean...can that picture of him be any cuter!! wow...and he looks so much like todd too, it's crazy! can't believe he turned 4!!!

Chet and Kat said...

That was so sweet. I can't believe how old he is. He is so handsome! Much love from us!

Renelle and Cole said...

Definitely one of the cutest pics of jt that I've ever seen! What a handsome little man! Colie definitely misses his "BFF" and we need to come see you guys.