happy 3rd birthday, peter!
Three years ago today, around two o’clock in the afternoon, we were all making our last guesses as to whether or not we would soon be holding a little boy or girl in our arms . Many thought we would be having a daughter that day, but to our great delight, we had our Peter William. He was born quickly (comparatively to his brother’s birth) and his Daddy exclaimed, “It’s a BOY!” I’ll never forget how he felt in my arms that day or the shrill of his first squeal. He was making his presence known and has been making me laugh ever since.
I’ve never met a personality quite like my Peter’s. He marches to the beat of his own drum and I don’t just mean that figuratively, I mean it quite literally. He doesn’t walk. He marches. Wherever he goes, whatever he does, he is taking the world by storm, leading the charge, still making his presence known. Though he be but small, he is fierce. Though he be but fierce, he is tenderhearted. A lover and a fighter. Bold and shy. Barefoot and wild. Silly and sweet. Adorable and a complete stinker. Feisty and utterly hilarious. We would not change a single thing about him.
There is no one else in the world quite like Peter and it is our great joy to celebrate him today on his third birthday. We love you, son, and we are so grateful to Jesus for the gift of your life.
How old are you? “Three”
Who made you? “Jesus”
Where do you live? “Papa and Sassy’s house”
What is your favorite thing to do with Daddy? “Play puzzles at home”
What is your favorite thing to do with Mommy? “Play puzzles at home”
What is your favorite thing to do with Sam? “I don’t want to do anything with Sam”
Who is your best friend? “Mommy and Daddy”
What is your favorite book? “Curious George”
What character in a book do you like best? “George”
What Bible verse is your favorite? “Jesus loves me”
What is your favorite thing to build? “Sandcastles”
What is your favorite food to eat? “Pepperoni Pizza”
What is your favorite thing to play? “Puzzles”
Where do you love to visit? “Papa and Sassy’s”
What song do you like to sing the most? “Jesus loves me”
If you could buy anything at the store, what would it be? “Books”
What is your favorite animal? “Giraffes”
If you could buy someone a gift, what would you buy and who would it be for? “Curious George book for Papa and Sassy”
What would you like to do when you grow up? “Be Jesus”
What do you enjoy doing outside? “Play with toys”
What holiday do you love celebrating? “Christmas”
What is your favorite restaurant? “Noodles and Company”
What is your favorite special treat? “Popsicles”
If you could be like anybody when you grow up, who would it be? “Jesus”
What do you love most about being a little brother? “I love Sam”
What do you want to do today on your birthday? “Look at penguins”