Sunday, May 4, 2008

Happy Birthday Cole!


Coley turned three on April 25th. Can you believe how grown up he is?! This year - things finally clicked. He sang (and still sings) happy birthday to himself. He announced to everyone that it was his birthday everywhere we went. He picked out his Power Ranger cake all by himself. He had a special day with Daddy - Mac took him golfing, to lunch and the dino museum. He was spoiled by our families and received mostly clothes from everyone. I thought it was so cute that he was just as interested in the clothes as the toys. He genuinely appreciates everything - it is super cute.
He is my baby (for now) and I am so emotional at his getting older. His tender personality absolutely melts my heart. He is incredibly sweet and I can't get enough of him. He is all boy -- loves guns and cowboys, swords and pirates, power rangers and ninja turtles. A huge relief considering in the beginning, he only had girly toys to keep him busy. He asks almost everyday if he can wear his cowboy boots and I have taken to hiding them to avoid the drama! :) I have let him wear them to the store occasionally, but I prefer 'only at home' instead. He is very particular about funny little things - like heaven forbid you should ever sit in HIS stool, his blanket has to be perfectly spread on top of him every night before bed and he WILL wake me in the middle of the night to fix it again should it get out of place, he is very picky about which sippy I offer him out of the cupboard, and his shoes must be tied in a double knot! His little quirks are endearing. He loves to have his haircut - thank you Kookie Cutters in Draper - and tells me all the time, "Mom, my hair is falling! I need a haircut!" (When it won't stand up for his usual faux-hawk.) He adores Bella and follows her everywhere. They are sweet little friends and so protective of each other. Cole has learned to pray by himself and his little voice just couldn't be any cuter. He never forgets to bless each of us. He is so excited for the new baby and asks "Mom, if it's a boy - can he sleep in my bed?" I just love him so much and am overwhelmed with pride that he is mine. Happy Birthday Baby Boy!

5 comments:

Trish said...

Happy Birthday, Coley! I love you! xoxo

christensen crew said...

OH, how precious Steph. What a sweet tribute to little COley! You better publish up this blog and make copies for all of your kids...he will love reading this someday.

He IS everything that you said he is and we LOVE him SOOOOO much. WE have his gift wrapped and waiting to be opened. WE LOVE YOU COLE, Happy Birthday! Love Steve, Kate, Ty, Tal and Blakie Blake.

JR and Kelie said...

I love how you wrote all of his cute little 'quirks' down! He is so adorable! Happy Birthday Cole!!

Kelly said...

I think this is such a beautiful and peaceful picture of the two of you! You look absolutly picture perfect and Cole is just beaming with happiness! Hope all is well with you and your family, sorry to read that you've been sick but I am so happy for you and Mackay to have another beautiful baby! P.S. where is you new house at? Is it still in Traverse?

The Gardner Family said...

happy birthday Cole. Your so sweet steph. It's crazy they are turning 3. I can't believe it. Your sweet message was darling. Your picture is beautiful too. Love you.