Asher, four years ago today, you took your sweet time to enter the world. On mommy’s schedule, you were supposed to arrive around 3 or 4 p.m. like your sisters, who were also induced. But not you. You held out until almost 9 p.m. Those 5 extra hours seemed like eternity because I wanted to meet my first son! When I held you in my arms I thought, “I actually have a little BOY!” I dreamed of football, playing trucks, and getting really dirty.
In these four precious years, you have still proven yourself to take your sweet time on things. Whether that be taking a bottle (11 months old) or potty training (3 1/2) or eating dinner, or learning to buckle your seat belt (still working on!). You are not motivated by competition, (something your dad and I scratch our heads on!) and so we still are trying to figure out the best way to motivate you. You are smart, knowing all your letters, upper and lower case, and most sounds by 3 1/2. (I have educational cartoons to thank for that!) ;) Your love for cars is pretty intense. Another area daddy and I don’t know where it came from! But daddy is ready when you are to take you to your first Formula 1 race! When we are in a parking lot, and you see a “race car” you ask me if you can “look at the back” and you walk around the car and ooooo and ahhhh at the spoiler or racing stripe. You are particular, insisting to sleep with the same baby board book on the right side of your bed for the past year. And you need exactly two cars on either side of the board book. :) It’s hard for mommy to stop “babying” you because you are my baby! But when I think of the girls being four years old, I remember thinking how “old” they were. Perception is a funny thing. You LOVE to cuddle with me, and for me to sing to you each night before bed, and you always tell me “I love you” and how I look like a princess. No doubt you will follow in your daddy’s footsteps, and be very romantic to your wife one day. You love to laugh and make others laugh (usually by pretending to burp or toot!) When you are around your friends, and especially your cousin, your naughty level goes up a few notches! ;) I can’t wait to see what God has in store for you, my little man! We love you!!
|birthday morning donut!|
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