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.
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.
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