Saturday, February 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Avery!

Dear Avery,
I cannot believe my little baby is already 3 years old! I remember the moment I found out I was pregnant with you...I remember my first contraction...I remember the moment you were born...I remember bringing you home from the hospital...I remember your first tooth, first step, and first birthday...I remember your second one well and now here we already are at your third birthday! How time flies when you're having fun! You have always been such a joy to your daddy and me. You are so sweet and kind and well-behaved. You never act pushy or rude to any of your friends. You are usually very obedient and love to please. Your favorite color is yellow and you always have to have anything yellow when given a choice! You LOVE to play outside and HATE to come in when it's time! You love to run anywhere. In the house, outside up the hill, anywhere! Your favorite cartoons right now are Clifford the Big Red Dog and Curious George. You could watch any and all episodes of them all day long if I would let you over and over and over! You recently became a big sister 6 weeks ago and you are such a good one! You are very protective of Bailey and love her so much and you are always telling her that! You get the most smiles from Bailey right now but maybe that's because you get right in her face and kiss her and tell her you love her constantly! You always have to kiss her cheek and recently you have been insisting to hug and hold her by yourself. You soothe Bailey when she cries and HAVE to be up at the changing table on your stool anytime Bailey is getting a diaper change. I pray you and Bailey will be best friends your whole lives! You love to read books before bed, especially the long ones, and you are so funny when you say your prayers. You always start with, "Dear Lord, thank you for this day. Please let this go to the nourishment of our bodies..." and then you finish with different things. I think one night a while back you got bedtime prayers confused with dinnertime prayers, but we never did correct you, so you still say it! You are already asking me questions like What is sin? Where is Heaven? Where is Jesus? I hope you soak it all in, girl, and let Jesus be your Lord and Savior at an early age. I pray for you to accept Him and to live your life for Him always. He loves you more than Daddy or I ever could and that's A WHOLE LOT Avery because I can't imagine a love bigger than what I have for you! I can't wait to teach you so many things and for you to grow and learn by my side. You are so precious sweetheart and your big beautiful brown eyes still make my heart skip a beat sometimes. I thank God every day for putting Avery Grace Alexander in my life!
Love, Mommy


Robertson's said...

Happy Birthday, Avery! What a sweet post.