3 years. 3 years have gone by in the blink of an eye. I know it's so cliche, but seriously. This little baby of mine is trying to be all grown up, but I won't let him. I want to keep him trapped in his little body with his chubby cheeks and legs, wild blonde hair and crooked smile. Even when he is being the stubborn little boy that he is, I just want him to stay like this forever.
When I was pregnant with Sam, as soon as I found out it was going to be a boy, all of my friends with boys told me how special my relationship with him would be. How snuggly and lovey he would always be with me. And I am so glad to say, it's completely true. He is all boy from the minute he wakes up- he wants trucks, dirt and trouble-making. But he always has time to drop his toys and mischief for hugs and kisses and "I love you all day mommy" and snuggles galore.
One of Sam's favorite foods to eat is Korean dumplings, homemade only. So the day of his birthday party, Poppy was happy to oblige and whipped out about a hundred dumplings for her brother and cousins to eat.
In addition to stuffing ourselves with dumplings and chocolate cake, there was plenty of swimming to be done on Sam's birthday. This kid (and his sister) live to be in the water.
Earlier that day, at her swimming lesson, Poppy finally learned how to swim underwater. She is in heaven now that she can jump into the pool and not have to worry about getting water up her nose.
And then on Sam's actual birthday, of course we had to have an ice cream cake with more celebrating...