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Three in the Blink of an Eye

Seriously, how did this happen? It’s common knowledge that children grow fast, so I won’t even get into that. My little baby turns 3 today! I can’t believe it! Three years has just flown by. Once upon a time he was this adorable, tiny, little thing…

He amazed me when he was a baby. He was my first newborn that ever slept through the night at 4-weeks old. *wish he would do that now*

Before I knew it a year went by and my baby boy turned one. It was a very bittersweet moment, you see, I don’t plan on having anymore babies, so he’s MY BABY! I don’t think he minds being “the baby.” He seems to get away with things the other two didn’t. The bad thing, he knows he’s the baby and he really tries to use that to his advantage.

First Birthday

Then another year went by and we were talking, and walking, and doing our best to keep up with our big brothers. He’s developed his own little personality, likes, and dislikes.

Then he turned 2!

He loves his trains and anything to do with fishing. He does his best to keep up with his sword wielding pirate brothers, although I seem to think that he’s the tougher one. The other two kids scream in horror seeing Finn doesn’t understand that when you play swords you don’t hit as hard as you can. Even Daddy has gotten a few welts.

He has a smile that lights up my heart and a laugh that is infectious. It doesn’t matter how bad a day I have had, when I hear that laugh I feel peace. Now I don’t really like to “label” our kids, but he is definitely a little goof ball. He’s the boy who climbs in the tub with his clothes on, sneaks out of bed and hides behind the couch while I’m watching television, wears a blanket on his head and then spins in circles, and loves acting like an elephant or summoning the “heroes of Imaginext!” He lights up every day and I couldn’t imagine my world without him….AND he made me sing Happy Birthday four times this morning when he woke up.

Happy Birthday Finnegan Cowen. I love you more than all the grains of sand in the sea. xo

13 thoughts on “Three in the Blink of an Eye

  1. Love the elephant. Sweet post. Our little guys sound similar each holding their own in the trios. We also have the same imaginex castle in that pic 😉

    Hope he has a great bday!

    1. Mine is already 15 months and I feel the same…can’t even imagine when he turns three, oh sigh !! Happy Birthday big boy !!!

  2. My grandson is getting ready for his 2 year birthday and we are sad to see the baby go but the little big boy is awesome. I love your sons name and this post is very sweet and heart felt. Happy Birthday Finn!

  3. They do grow fast. I can hardly believe mine are young adults, now. My daughter’s little guy is 8 months old and already she is telling him to SLOW DOWN! She wants to savor his babyhood but he’s in such a hurry to go places and do things.

    Your little guy seems to have quite an imagination and sense of humor. Hope he had a great birthday. 🙂

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