The Joys of Boys

Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him. Psalm 127:3

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Three or Free!!!!

Today is Braiden's third birthday. When you ask him how old he is he replies, "FREE!" I love him but nothing about him, or any child for that matter, is free.

I cannot believe that it has been three years already! This boy just warms my heart : ) He has developed into such a loving, funny, and talented boy. He is quite the communicator and I love our numerous conversations. I do not think I know many boys that talk this much but at least he is a good communicator, which I believe his wife will enjoy.

I never realized being a Mommy would be so fun. I am so blessed! I know that Braiden has his faults, we all do, but we really have fun together. And the way he makes Gavin laugh, when he is not wrestling him of course, it just makes me smile. I love how Gavin looks up to Braiden. He watches his every move and will eat anything that goes into Braiden's mouth. Those two are starting to develop quite the friendship. Braiden so wants to play with Gavin and the little things that Gavin does to get involved with him make him giddy. The newest thing that they are doing is holding hands in the car. In my car they can reach each other just fine and will remain holding hands for some time (I keep forgetting to bring the camera in the car but when I do I promise a is too precious). When we drove in Jeff's truck the other day Braiden was sad because he and Gavin could not reach each other, Braiden settled for holding my hand but secretly really wanted to hold his brother's hand. Braiden really is a tender loving big brother. We are still working on sharing but all and all he truly loves Gavin.

We went to Toys 'R Us tonight after dinner to buy Braiden his brithday gift, a brand new bike and helmet (pictures to follow). He looks like such a big boy on that bike. When Jeff pulled it down I told him that it was way too big and then Braiden got on it and it fit...he is so big!

Well I could go on and on about Braiden but I must get some sleep as he rises very early!


Amber Hanshaw said...

I'm so happy to hear he's a great communicator! It doesn't seem that long ago he didn't want to talk at all! Happy Birthday, Little Man! We miss playing with you!

The Somerville Four said...

Happy birthday, Sweet Boy! You did such a GREAT job for us on Sunday. We love you.

Mr. and Mrs. Somerville

The Worsley Family said...


He is a blessing to all of us!

Jason W

Ryan, Kelli, Kiana and Madison Gleeson said...

Happy Birthday SWEET Braiden! I loved this post Christine. :)