Three.

My baby…this sweet little thing that completely changed my life…

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…is three years old today.

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And the baby is gone. Joshua has transformed into a little boy right before my eyes so quickly that I’m not even exactly sure when it happened.

He is without a doubt one of the BEST things that has ever happened to me.

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He is ALL boy!! Burps and farts are hilarious despite my efforts to teach manners. The rougher the better when it comes to play and I’m pretty sure a body slam is just as loving as a hug in his book.

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But there is another side to Joshua…he is a very sweet, sensitive, tender little guy. He can talk in the sweetest voice that just melts me. He brushes his hand along my cheek and tells me he loves me ALL the time (which I will never get tired of hearing!)

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He is obsessed with Woody and Buzz Lightyear. This all started in August of 2014 when he found happy meal Buzz and Woody toys in my classroom. I let him have them and he has packed them around ever since. He has the movies, was Buzz Lightyear for Halloween and personally asked Santa Claus for “Woody with a pull string and Buzz with buttons” for Christmas.

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Joshua adores his daddy. He follows Nathan all over the garage, repeats everything he says, and wants to be a hunter and fisherman like daddy when he grows up. During this last elk season Joshua said to his dad, “When I get bigger I’m going to go hunting with you and I’m going to shoot a bow and a arrow!”

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And he is still new to the job, but Joshua is the best big brother!! He ADORES Grady. He always asks, “Can I touch him?”– holding his hand whenever possible. He sings to Grady when he fusses to try and calm him down and greets him with a, “Hi little man!” every morning. Joshua wants Grady to be big so bad he can’t stand it.;)

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Joshua James is one of the best things in my life. He challenges me in so many ways, testing my patience and limits, but always making me strive to be a better person. I love being his mama and couldn’t ask for anything better than that.

Happy Birthday to my little boy.

(And let the three’s begin!)

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