Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happy Birthday, LD!

LD turned 3 on Tuesday. THREE years old....when I started blogging, he was three months. What a joy he is to me and to our whole family. I do not think it was coincidence that he came to our family when he did. We have needed his loving disposition and his cheerful countenance so much this last year.

For his birthday, we went to a local train with some of his friends. He had such a great time. It was a gorgeous day and we just stayed and played and played.

THREE things I love and treasure about LD ( hard to keep it to three!):

  1. He loves everyone. He can be found giving complete strangers hugs. He has such an abundance of love and such a desire to share it. As I have struggled during the last year, if any tears even start to well up in my eyes, LD is running to get me a tissue. He always returns with a tissue, a hug, and an "It's okay, Mami."
  2. He is so funny. He loves to create jokes and they are very three-year-old-ish, but even funnier are the ones he doesn't intend to be funny. One that I don't repeat in front of him (I don't want to encourage it), but is so funny is a month or two ago he spent a day saying, "What the heck?" I gently told him we don't talk like that, but he thought it was funny so he kept saying it. That night, as he was saying his prayers to Heavenly Father, he says, "I thank thee for 'What the heck?' " It was soooooooooo funny. Luckily, that phrase has never come out of his mouth again. Don't know what happened that day, but it was over as soon as he thanked Heavenly Father for it.
  3. He is so innocent. I know this is a three-year-old trait, but it has really been refreshing to watch him be "as a child." He doesn't have anger towards me or DH for the stuff going on in our family. He just misses his dad and wants him to come home. The other three of us deal sometimes with the anger, but LD never does. He is truly innocent and a great reminder of how we should become like little children.

Okay...enough of a is his birthday in pictures (worth 1000 words, right?):

We love you, LD! Happy Birthday!


The Texas Bakers said...

LD is such a sweetheart! Could he be any cuter? And he is looking so big suddenly! Happy Bday LD!

txmommy said...

Happy Happy Birthday LD!! We miss you and wish we had been at your birthday too!!

I can't believe it's been three years!

Love you guys!

zeebee said...

Hey you! It just occured to me that I don't think you got his happy birthday email but I did send one! And the other day when we talked I forgot to ask you how his day went. I love you LD!!!

kiki said...

He is such a cutie!!! I miss that little boy. :( It looks like he had such a great birthday though! I like how he's wearing his cars shirt...what else would it be? :D

nikko said...

Happy Birthday, big guy! Sorry we missed your train party. P and M are feeling a lot better now. Hopefully we can play next week!

KP said...

LD is so stinkin cute, course I think all of your children are beautiful. So glad he had a good birthday!

Jay said...

We had such a fun time celebrating LD. He's a sweetie!

Amanda said...

what a cute kid! I love this stage in a kid's life. Too Fun!

Li said...

He's the cutest ever!! Looks like he had an awesome birthday!

shana said...

Wow. I can't believe he is three already. What a sweet boy. Looks like it was a fun party. I love the picture of the two of you. You look great!! :)

Jess said...

Wanna trade three year olds? Yours sounds much more fun than mine, lol.

Mine says not so cute things like, "NO! I'M the boss!"

Happy Birthday, LD!