On Wednesday I posted this picture of Brennen for my Wordless Wednesday post.
And if you guessed that he recently turned 4 you are right! He actually turned 4 about a month ago but it has taken me this long to come to terms with it. I just can’t believe he is 4 now! Where did the time go??? I remember the year he was born and thinking that he would never get older. But when you are not sleeping and barely functioning, a whole year can feel like 5. I seriously didn’t think I would survive. But I did! Now that he is older and more self-sufficient AND sleeping through the night, I just want to stop time because I love him so much as this age!!!
In celebration of Brennen turning 4, I thought I would share the top 4 things that I love about him the most!
1. He is SO loving! He still loves to cuddle and dish out hugs & kisses. I hope that never changes. Nothing compares to cuddling with my son!
2. He is full of energy! He. Never. Stops. Moving. Seriously!!! Taking him to see a movie at the theatre is a lost cause. He just can not sit still for that long. As exhausted is he makes me at the end of the day, it still makes me happy to see him so active and full of life!
3. He is stubborn. Surprised to hear that I like this about him? Well, I happen to be pretty stubborn myself. In some ways it works for me. It makes me motivated to achieve my goals and not to settle for anything less. If he channels it properly it could be a beneficial trait for him too.
4. He is very friendly! When we go grocery shopping he says hello to everyone we walk by. Luckily we usually go early in the morning when the grandparent type shoppers are out, so they eat up all of his attention! But heaven forbid if you don’t say hello back. He will say, “I said HELLO!” Until they respond. I know eventually I will have to instill some “stranger danger” in him but he is a far cry from the shy little boy who would hide behind me if a stranger came close.
Here are some more pics of Brennen from this past year! I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do!
Happy Birthday Brennen! You are loved more than you will ever know and you have taught me more than I could ever teach you!