Friday, December 10, 2010

This (Little*) Big Boy Turned THREE!

*We are no longer allowed to call him a "little" boy.

I hate it when my boys turn three.  Three is so grown up!  By age three, they think they can do anything "ALL MYSELF!"  Despite turning three, I have still been calling Sambo my baby, and pretending he's a baby, but he hates it.  And that makes the whole growing up thing even worse...

However, Sambo is just about as perfect as they come.  He's been easy from day one and athough in the past few weeks he's been testing limits and thinking he's old enough to do whatever he wants, he's still the easiest three-year old I've ever had, if you know what I mean.

He still follows Buddy around constantly but is starting to become more independent, which is both good and sad.  He idolizes his brother and probably always will. 

Here are his talents:
  • Being cute.  He is just so incredibly cute, sometimes we can't stand it.  He is just cute through and through.
  • Riding a scooter.  He can ride his razor scooter like nobody's business.  And if the weather was still warm, I'm convinced he would have learned to ride his bike without training wheels.  He is very coordinated and has excellent balance.  He was re-tested when he graduated from 'early intervention' and he scored 100% on gross and fine motor skills.  Meaning 0% of 3-year olds have his mad motor skills.  (To compare, he scored 4% on speech articulation, meaning 96% of 3-year olds pronounce words better than he does.)
  • Coloring.  He loves to color and draw.  His only problem is his pathetic teacher/mother is CLUELESS about arts and crafts.  It's a horrible shame, actually.  
  • Being a good boy.  He doesn't throw tantrums and generally listens and obeys really well.  He follows directions and wants to please everyone.
  • Being happy.  He is super easy to please and finds joy in the simple things in life.
  • Cuddling.
  • Loving deeply.  He loves, and I mean LOVES his family and friends. 
His Likes:
  • Legos
  • Candy
  • His Brother
  • Connor
  • Dogs and cats.  (He requested a "cat" birthday party, which I thought was pretty funny.)
  • Playing outside
  • Riding his bike and scooter
  • Coloring
  • Watching movies with Buddy
  • Playing games
  • Helping
  • Doing whatever his brother is doing
  • Eating snacks
  • His new speech class
  • Sports
  • Cars and trucks
  • Pizza
His Dislikes:
  • Being treated like a baby
  • Applesauce
  • Taking naps
  • Being fed, dressed, or put in his carseat


Melissa said...

Aw! My "big boy" is turning 3 on Wednesday. Happy birthday to yours! :o)

Nicki said...

I love that kid...I'm so glad we got to spend his birthday with him!

R said...

Happy birthday, again, Sambo! Itg is fun to do things with you.