Jan 8, 2010

My name is Shane...it rhymes with...

THe SHANer MAN turned 4!!! here's how we celebrated his birthday/new years eve...
This little man has been an eye opening experience for me and Gavin. We love his little personality so much...and love how he makes us appreciate the distinct differences in each of our little men. Shane had quite the year of a three year old...he gave us a run for our money more often than not. BUT the good news is...it seems he is starting to turn a corner. His momentous markers include him giving up his finger sucking and pit-loving. In the last few weeks we have been working on having dry pull-ups at night....I am surprised what Shane can do with a little incentive and when he decides he WANTS to do it. He made a new years resolution to "peetect" his baby brother instead of using him as an experiment for naughtiness. Shane is healthy as a horse...he rarely gets sick. Shane emulates his older brother and daddy...he wants to copy them and be with them..sometimes to their detriment. He can't wait to "be 20 and go on a mission and come home and get married in the pretty white temple mommy and daddy got married in"...and on most days I think of that country song "Don't blink"...my little boys are going to be men soon enough and I will wish them back to 4=)We love our squishy!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shane livens up your pad!!!! Love that kiddo! We won't miss the pit lovin' moments though.....

Taryn said...

Happy Birthday Shane! We all miss you here.

Cheryl said...

We love you Shane. We are so glad that you know where you are going in life...those goals.
I love to think of Shane jumping on my bed while I was there singing,
"No more monkies jumping on the bed"
Do not try it now because sometimes older boys break their arms... ouch!

Adam and Jess said...

What is pit lovin'? It totally sounds like a guy thing. We've got plenty of that here in our house. That looks like a very fun filled day you guys had, and with a newborn. I can't say it enough, that it would be fun to live in CA. My sister-in-law and her family just moved to Carlsbad for work and it reminded me of visiting there as a kid to see family. I've thought more than once, especially with two kids about the song "Don't blink" and sometimes it brings tears to my eyes because it goes too fast.