Friday, March 21, 2008

Birthday Boy

Little Goldenbear,
So full of sweetness and love.
Today you are three!
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My dear, sweetest golden bear, Tommy. Today is your 3rd birthday, and I am so excited for you. Excited that you get to have a day that is all about you. A day for everyone to lavish you with the attention and praise you deserve. To celebrate your entrance into this world as the blessed, glorious gift that it was and is. But I am also excited for you because I think your 3rd year will bring many special gifts to you. Soon you will start preschool and you will begin to see you are a wonderful, amazing boy all on your own. You will begin to discover all the things I already know and love about you. You will make friends that are all your own. You will discover talents that are all your own.

Perhaps you will find out what a humorous little man you are. How you can make people laugh with little effort. Maybe you will discover what an athletic boy you are. Quick and agile and very competitive. Or you might even see what a tender heart you are. How quick you are to comfort someone and offer encouraging words and your fabulous hugs. You’ll see how kind you are by how quickly you will make friends. You will discover what a wonderful person you are, and I can’t wait to watch.

You are a precious gift to me, Thomas. You walk into the room and light up every corner. You smile at me and no matter what kind of mood I am in I can’t help but smile back. You fit perfectly on my lap and wrap your little fingers around my hand. You lean your face toward me, blue eyes shining, and you melt me with your smile and fill me with love. I lock that image of us in my heart as one of my most precious. You are goodness personified. You are the realization of a dream I never even knew I had. You are my compassionate buddy. My snuggler. My nature and animal lover. My energetic, rough and tumbler sports fan. My dramatic and emotional boy. You are the child after my own heart.

I love you, Thomas. I am so proud of the boy you are. Always remember that no matter how big you get you will always be my Goldenbear, my baby.

Happy Birthday, Thomas!






















62 comments:

Brittany said...

Happy Birthday Thomas!!!!

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

Happy B-day, Tommy! SD had the same blue hat he's wearing in the 2nd picture. I cannot believe our boys are only three weeks apart.

Nap Warden said...

Happy Birthday!

Christina said...

Aw, happy birthday Thomas! Those are great photos!

Rebecca said...

Simply Adorable!

Elaine A. said...

Oh Happy 3rd B-day Thomas! I hope it'a good one with all a little boy could dream of!

What a wonderful and sweet tribute...

Gift of Green said...

Oh gosh, it's so bittersweet, isn't it!? Happy Birthday!

maggie's mind said...

Absolutely adorable pictures. Happy Birthday wishes to the little man!

janet said...

happy birthday. what a cutie!

MamaGeek said...

Happy Birthday! My, he is a cutie with those eyes! Have a great Easter!

transplantingme.com said...

happy birthday!! three is fantastic!

4 Little Men said...

love all the pictures... happy birthday big boy!

Brittany

Ashley said...

Happy Birthday Thomas! Wow, you're getting big! ;)

Melissa said...

Happy bday! What a cutie!

Kristen said...

What a beautiful letter to your little one. Hope that both of you soak in all the special happenings of your day together.

I love that our little boys are only 17 days apart. How blessed we both were only 3 short years ago.

Happy 3rd Birthday Thomas.

Jewelgirl said...

Thomas is the going to be the
heartbreaker who melts the girls
hearts, cause he's already melting
yours! Happy 3rd Birthday Thomas!

Mama DB said...

Yay! Happy Birthday little one! That picture of him with the power tool - oh, it made me giggle.

Have a lovely weekend!

FUN-ky Mama said...

Happy Birthday, Thomas! You are totally adorable.

Cara said...

Happy B-day!
Great post, awesome pictures. I love the one with the t-shirt, Being cute is a full time Job!
Precious!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Happy birthday sweet little boy! Kathryn, you ARE printing these posts into a book, right?
And I didn't know Alison Kraus did this song! This is what I sang to Child #1 every night when he was little (he's nearly 20 now) The others hear it often too, but not every night like him.

Toni said...

Happy Birthday, Momma and Thomas!

Three is one of my favorite ages: enjoy it!

Love the pics of him looking in the oven and in the laundry basket- my daughter spent a great deal of time in them as an infant (very easy to transport)!

Laura said...

Happy Birthday Thomas!!!!

Happy Birthing Day Mommmy...may you both find special ways to celebrate the last 3 years - and the many years to come!

Best wishes!

wright said...

So sweet! Happy Birthday Big Guy!

Anne said...

Happy birthday and thank you for sharing your little boy's special qualities... he'll cherish these posts someday!

Scylla said...

Happy Birthday!! Such a cutie pie!

Lisa said...

Alright - your boys are just too cute, and all having birthdays within a month of each other, huh? That's hard on a Mommy!

You must have another baby. You make them too cute not to!

Bren said...

Great pictures! He looks so sweet!

Happy Birthday, Tommy!!

Head Gaggler said...

Awww, Happy birthday big boy! What a wonderful post.

Tonya said...

Happy Birthday! I loved the post so sweet. My almost 3 year old had those pj's with the planes on them!

Dawn said...

Happy birthday to the adorable birthday boy. I love your little nickname for him. Your writing Kathryn, is beautiful and is such a wonderful gift for expressing your love to your family.

Kelly said...

Amazing pictures. Happy Birthday Tommy!

Tom Quinn. said...

From one Thomas to another, Happy birthday young man.
My wife and I have been trying for kids for a few years now, and look forward to such a family as yours.
You are very lucky, or very blessed. Whatever your belief, consider yourself fortunate.

storyteller said...

Ah ... such a QT! I loved the 'Ku, your birthday letter to Thomas, and the photos! Thanks for sharing his special day with us. Happy 3rd Birthday Thomas!!!
Hugs and blessings,

Beck said...

Aw! Happy birthday to your beautiful boy.

Joyce said...

What a precious sweetie pie! Your haiku is wonderful, and the pictures, too. I LOVE the baby in the laundry basket pic!

Happy Birthday, Thomas!

Sandy C. said...

What a sweet post for such a sweet boy :) Happy Birthday Thomas! May all of your wishes come true!

Mary Beth said...

What a lovely post. I hope he has the perfect day! Your pictures are beautiful - the one of all three of your boys, with the older - his arms around the two younger - what a wonderful shot!

secret agent mama said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOMMY!! You are a lovely little boy and your mama is just as lovely!!

Mom24 said...

Awww! Those pictures are so cute. What a special mom you are. I love what you wrote to him. Have a wonderful day with your family.

tumblewords said...

Happy Birthday, Thomas! Fun photos!

Kelly said...

What an absolute doll!! I hope he has a wonderful birthday!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

Oh happy birthday! And what a beautiful boy you have! Seriously he is a complete cutie pie!!!!

girlymom said...

Oh Kathryn, he is such a sweet little boy! I love the pictures, the newborn, the laundry basket, that dalmation...every single one I looked at, I thought I had picked my favorite, then I keep scrolling and another precious one pops up...it's too hard, I can't decide! I do love the one of the three brothers together though, that is heartbreaking!

HapPy BiRtHdAY ThOmAs!!

krissy said...

Oh, Happy Birthday Thomas.
I've said it before, I will say it again.....what cute little boys you have!!!!!!

just jamie said...

Yup. I'm officially all teared up over here.

Happy Birthday. What a treat he is.

cablegirl said...

Oooh, Happy Birthday little Tommy. What a great tribute to him. :)

Jenni said...

He could not be cuter! Seriously!

Happy Birthday Thomas. And Happy Easter Kat.

Rachel said...

He is so gorgeous! What a wide eyed baby he was. This was so sweet, I loved it.
Happy Birthday big guy!
Baby Mine was playing when I clicked over here and I love that song. I think I'm just going to sit and listen to it :-)

lime said...

happy happy birthday to tommy! i have to say that shot with the yellow hat is PRICELESS! just the cutest thing ever!

Amy said...

Happy birthday to your sweet boy!! I love three, it's such a fun age!

Kristyn said...

Very happy birthday to your little one!

Alison said...

Happy Birthday Thomas!!!

painted maypole said...

happy B-day adorable boy!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Happy birthday, Tommy!

LaskiGal said...

Kathryn, you're killing me!!! Why do I get all emotional with these posts . . . and don't get me started on the pictures. He is a gorgeous little guy.

Happy Birthday Little Man!

Thomas is one lucky little boy!

*hugs*

Mandy said...

great pics!!

and hope he had a wonderful b-day, isn't it amazing how quickly they grow?!

Don Mills Diva said...

Happy birthday Thomas.
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter Kathryn.

Rebecca said...

Very, very sweet. I loved it! :)

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

He's adorable. It's amazing how quickly 3 years goes by...I'm sure I'll say the same about 23 too. :) Happy birthday to your little boy.

Catwoman said...

He is absolutely adorable! Every picture I'd go "oh this one's my favorite!" and then I'd see the next one and go "no, this one's my favorite!"

He's absolutely precious and sounds like a complete sweetheart!

Harmony said...

LOVE the progression of pictures! Happy Birthday, Tommy :)

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