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Then I blinked… and he was three.

I didn’t mean for it to happen.

For our baby to become… a boy.

I thought like a watched pot that never boils, if I could just focus on him, stare, write down every moment in a blog post or journal. Take a zillion photos… I could stop time.

Then I blinked… and he was three.

Before I put him to bed on the last night he was two, I told him about the day he was born. How he was given to us to make us happy. And he did. How mommy rocked him, and sang to him, and read him stories.
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Oh my heart ached to lay him down that night. Does every year get harder and harder, watching them grow?

In the morning, he insisted he wasn’t three. That he was “still two.” And I wished it were so. The age of two has been so fun.

He’s using a big boy bed, has grown to reach the light switch, opens doors, puts on clothes… tells me “It’s thirty o’clock, time to wake up!” and wants to know what my real name is.

We’ve started preschool, been to New York City (again), welcomed a baby brother, played at being farmers… honestly, I don’t think we had “terrible two’s” at all! What will being three be like?

We kicked off his birthday with a family breakfast at Friendly’s.
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Then a trip to Kid City children’s museum for some hands-on fun.

Dinner on birthday night was “Pizza and a Movie” as a special treat (and so mommy could have a free kitchen to decorate for the party the next day!).

And now… on to the post about his Farm / Tractor themed birthday party!

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Monday 25th of March 2013

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My Favorites: Reasons Everyone Should Start a Blog | A Year with Mom & Dad

Monday 25th of March 2013

[...] Record family moments and milestones [...]

Trisha W.

Tuesday 26th of February 2013

Julie, you are doing a great job enjoying each day of your children's lives. Thanks in part to your blog, you have some really great pictures to remember them growing. Birthdays do get easier but then one day you'll be saying, "I can't believe he is double digits!" or "How can I be the mom of a teenager? I so clearly remember my teenage years." =)

@Courtney/Crunchy Beach Mama, I love that! Maybe we can start using that line when people ask how old we are.

Trisha W.

Tuesday 26th of February 2013

Julie, you are doing a great job enjoying each day of your children's lives. Thanks in part to your blog, you have some really great pictures to remember them growing. Birthdays do get easier but then one day you'll be saying, "I can't believe he is double digits!" or "How can I be the mom of a teenager? I so clearly remember my teenage years." =)

@Courtney/Crunchy Beach Mama, I love that! Maybe we can start using that line when people ask how old we are.

Crunchy Beach Mama

Tuesday 26th of February 2013

Can't believe our little guys are 3. P will still not say he is 3. When you ask him how old he is he'll give you the look that says 'I know it's changed but I can't say it'.

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