Thursday, November 19, 2009

My Boy is Three

Dear Dylan,

Here I am writing your birthday letter. Where does the time go? This has been such a fun year. I really wouldn't say that TWO was "terrible" at all. I thought it was pretty terrific. You have learned so much this year. Your mind never ceases to amaze me, and to be honest it does frighten me a bit. I feel that I have to make the right choices for you, so you can reach your full potential. You are so smart, and creative, and independent, and I don't want anyone to hinder those traits in any way.

You are still very interested in numbers and letters. You can do some addition and subtraction, and you can make the sound for each letter, and tell us several things that start with each letter. I don't think that means you are sounding out words yet, I think you have just memorized things that start with each letter. Your memory is what astounds me the most. You often repeat things I said days or even weeks ago. You can memorize books and often if I pause at the end of a line, you'll surprise me by saying the last few words.

You are probably bored at school, while they discuss one color and number for a whole month! The reason I wanted you to go to preschool, though, is to learn to be a good friend. You are used to playing things your way, and you need to let others take the lead sometimes. You are starting to talk about the other kids now, especially "Will", who I hear also talks about you at home.

Today, you and Will both brought in a birthday snack since your birthdays are so close. Tonight we went to Chick Fil A for dinner, then came home and played with a few of your birthday presents. Your favorite was the guitar Mi-Mi and Bubba got for you.

You love music, and you are always singing. You come home singing all the songs you've learned at school, and lately you stand up on your stool and "put on a show" for your daddy and I.

Dylan, you have so much energy and your body (and your mouth) never stop moving. It is definitely exhausting, but I love it at the same time. At a birthday party we went to recently, all the adults were sitting in one room watching a Steeler game. You walked over and stood right in front of each person, until they finally looked at you, and then you smiled at them and said "Hi!". You waited until they said "Hi!", then went on to the next person, and you made each person do it. I think that pretty much sums up your personality. You are engaging and friendly, and you make an impression on people wherever you go.

I'm proud of you, and the little person that you are, and I can't wait to see what you'll start doing next.

I Love You,


Feather said...

save this. he's going to love this someday.

like maybe in 30 years.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Happy Birthday to both of you.

He is a cutie for sure.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

I'll have to comment more on this later when I can finish reading it. My three year old is standing behind me saying "Mama! Mama! Play wit me!" I guess I should play wit him. I'll be back. SOrry I missed this's been a crazy couple of days with work and still trying to kick the kidding!

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Won't you be glad when I stop commenting on that dang cough?

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Just sayin'....

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Should I stop this now? OK. I should....Really...sorry. :-)

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

I loved this! It shows us so much of Dylan and what he is really like and I love it! He sounds a lot like Jonathan...they are both very friendly and engaging. If they ever met they could take over the world, I bet!

Anonymous said...

Where have I been?! Happy Birthday to your handsome little boy and Happy Birthing Day to you, Momma! I love reading about Dylan and about the amazing little boy he is growing up to be. I hope you all had a wonderful day and I can't wait to see video of him on the guitar!