Thursday, September 8, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday Matthew!

Matthew is 3 years old today!  Where did the time go?  It is hard to believe that 3 years have gone by since we first met our little man.  Life sure changed when he came into our life.  We wouldn't change it for the world!
We've had our share of ups and downs the past three years but I can't imagine our life without him!
I remember our first time at church with him.  He was born on a Monday and the following Sunday we were scheduled to be greeters at church.  What a great way to introduce our little man to everyone!  When we went up to church, Grammie and Papa were there and one of them wanted to hold him.  After a few minutes, he started crying so they passed him to me.  As soon as he was in my arms, he stopped crying.  What an awesome feeling knowing that he just needed his mama!  I truly felt like a mama that day!
Now of course, he is much more a Daddy's boy!
I remember the first day that Scott had to return to work after Matthew was born!  We talked several times that day!  If I remember correctly, Matthew and I even went to the jobsite to visit him. He was working at our former neighbor's house.  That night when Scott go home, he loved up his little man!  Matthew just grunted and stretched!
Now when he wants my attention, he says, Mommy Daddy or if he is trying to get Daddy's attention he says, Daddy Mommy.  Guess he wants to make sure both of us respond.
It is so amazing what a baby learns that first year!
Oh and do I remember the pucking!  It was a good thing that we had a washer and dryer because we did a lot of laundry!  He spit up all the time!  We tried several different formulas but none of them made any difference.  When we started him on cereal that helped a little bit!  He was almost a year old when he started him on whole milk and the pucking stopped almost instantly.
It was a sad day when we had to sell our home that Matthew came home to!  But we were a family and it didn't matter where we lived, we could make anywhere a home.  It was a big adjustment for all of us when we moved into a small apartment.  We are so happy that we finallly have another house to call home which we will be moving into in a little over 2 weeks.  We are going to celebrate Matthew's birthday there so everyone can see our new home that is a remodeling work in progress!  We are far from being done but it is time to move!
Today we celebrate Matthew!
He requested a picnic lunch at the park!
Then tonight we are going to swing into Burger King for supper with family!
Just a short story about swinging into Burger King: About two months ago, Matthew and I had to go pick up Uncle Kyle and as we were driving through town, Matthew said, "I starvin.  Let's swing into Burger King."  Oh and Matthew and his Papa swing into Burger King when Matthew is hungry and needs a cheeseburger!  His Papa has him just a little spoiled!  Occassionally now, when Matthew is trying to get our attention, he thows Papa's name in the mix with Mommy Daddy.

We Love You Matthew!
PS Can you please slow down on growing up! 
(None of your pants fit you anymore!)

I also want to thank Matthew's birthparents for choosing life and for choosing us!  We have had an awesome 3 years of life with Matthew in it and are so glad that you and your families are a part of this wonderful life! 
 Thank You Thank You Thank You!
Matthew means the world to us!
You made our dreams of parenthood a reality!
We LOVE you Adie and Sebastian!

P.P.S. The pictures above are the best we got from our latest birthday photo session!
He is so cute!!!!!

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