When did you get so big?
Sometimes I catch sight of you and see it. It's right in front of me. The longer legs. The bigger feet. The growing up.
My breath is quiet as it comes back. You are suddenly so much bigger. It's no wonder you ate hand over fist for a week. It takes food to grow. And it's clear now that you were growing. A lot.
You are so long and lean. And dude, your hands and feet are enormous. Does that mean you will sprout taller than daddy? You know, like a puppy with giant paws?
Bud, you are so strong. Sometimes we call you the pit bull because of your superhuman muscles. You can even take down your dad if you want. He loves that.
You need to know that the sun shines on you wherever you go. You are sandy and dirty and scraped up every day. You are my big boy. And my baby. You will always be my baby. Don't forget that while your busy growing big, ok?
You're turning four years-old tomorrow and I just can't believe it. It feels like yesterday that you were snuggled to my chest sleeping. Our heartbeats in sync. You would sigh really big when you were comfortable. I loved that.
It was on this night four years ago that I was so close to meeting you and I was a little anxious. I was worried about being your mama. Because I wanted to be the mama that you deserved. I lay in my bed that night thinking about what you would be like. Your voice. Your face. Your personality. I was so excited to meet you. That was the last night I felt you moving in my belly. The next day you were in my arms and you made my dreams come true. You are perfect, little dude. You are just perfect.
Thank you for choosing me to be your mama. It's an honor that I don't take lightly. I never will, bud. You have made me a better person. You really have. You have shown me what unconditional love is. You have shown me that we can do this big job of raising you. And you have shown me that there is nothing more powerful than my child's love.
Happy Birthday, Mr. Pants. You are the shining light of my heart. I can't believe you are mine.
What's your favorite toy?
"It's Lightening!" (Lightening McQueen)
What do you want to be when you grow up?
" I am BIG mom! When I grow I am BIG!"
What's your favorite thing on TV?
"BENGERS!" (The Avengers)
Who's your favorite Avenger?
What's your favorite food for dinner?
"Cobb onna corn"
When did you get so big?
"My cupcakes did it"
What's your favorite animal?
"I no have favorite animals, mama. I love da animals, mama."
Who's your best friend?
" Oooh mama? It's Buzz!"
What's your favorite game?
"My favorite game is, um, a bird game" (Angry Birds)
What's your favorite part about being Mr. Pants?
"Oh, Mama. Dat's my birthday cake"