March 14, 2008

Three Years Ago

Three Years Ago...

My life changed forever.

In ways I could have never imagined.

For better, and sometimes for worse.

Better because the most awesome, adorable, goofy little boy came into my life.

Worse because there were suddenly untold, terrifying, horrible tragedies lurking around every corner. And there was a lot of poop. A LOT. And there still is, come to think of it.

But mostly better. Mostly unbelievably, inexplicably, amazingly better.

This little being was born, three years ago today at 9:28am weighing in at 6lbs. 7oz. and measuring 18 3/4 inches long.

Today, three years later, he's 37ish pounds and 38ish inches tall. He talks, sings, pees on the potty, yells at me, argues, explains, laughs, cries, plays, pouts, watches T.V., does puzzles with amazing ability (and I'm not just saying that because I'm his mother), eats cheese and yogurt like there's no tomorrow and entertains us endlessly. He also frustrates us endlessly, but that's another story for another time. Today we're celebrating him. Today, he's nothing but sunshine and rainbows.

Until, of course, he pitches a fit about not being allowed to have MORE cheese or yogurt and goes back to being endlessly frustrating. Then, the sunshine and rainbows fade and it's time outs-ville.

Happy Birthday, Dylan!

We Love You!

13 comments:

papa-oomau-al said...

We love you too!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LITTLE DUDE!!

Angie said...

Happy birthday to your Dylan and my Grant.

KEEP BELIEVING

Grandmaother said...

I just can't figure out how he got three years older and I didn't.
Oh well - one of life's little mysteries. - and Dylan is one of life's little treasures.
See you later big boy.

HRH said...

Happy Birthday! I wish so much I could be at the big party. What fun. Love the pictures--he is such a cutie!

Christy said...

Happy birthday! So exciting!

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Happy birthday Dylan!

Z said...

Happy Birthday Dylan (and his awesome mom!)

jennifer h said...

Happy birthday, Dylan!

Pink Lemonade said...

awww, Happy Birthday Dylan!! Hope his birthday is filled with love.

EatPlayLove said...

You should buy yourself some flowers! Doesn't the passing of time just amaze you when it's measured by your children growing up... Smiles- Denise

JCK said...

He IS all sunshine and rainbows, Jen. Adorable. Congrats to you for surviving the first 3 years!

slow panic said...

somehow you were deleted from my reader... i missed you. hope dylan's birthday was wonderful! three is amazing. hope you had a great day

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday to you, Dylan!

Dylan reminds me a lot of my 3 year old, especially the puzzle thing.