In April our little, 5 lb 15 oz baby boy turned 3 years old! We celebrated with a "blue elephant party"- Oliver's request. It was so fun to celebrate with friends and family. Oliver was spoiled rotten and loved everything. He is always asking if its his birthday now :)
At 3 years old Oliver talks basically like an adult. He has quite the vocabulary and he learns more every day. He is a smarty. He loves to learn, and just finished his first year at preschool. We both already miss it! He did so well in preschool, and made lots of friends and loved his teachers. Oli loves singing and listening to music. At his end of year program he knew all the words to the songs and sang them loud and proud.
Oli is a bit of a struggle when it comes to eating. He is a total snacker-he loves to snack and not eat meals. Oliver also has a HUGE obsession with candy, doughnuts, cake, cookies, etc. He seriously thinks about those things all the time-kinda like his mama. It makes for good bribes to get him to eat though!
Oliver loves life. Its hard choose just a few things he loves because he truly loves everything. Playing outside could be his favorite. It doesn't matter what he is doing, he just loves to be outside and explore. He loves to play in water and sand, and loves making messes. Pretty much anything that can be ripped, snapped, crushed, etc., he will do it. He likes riding his bike and scooter, and loves playing on the "turny slide" at Laird Park. He is very interested in animals and bugs. Lately he has loved building tracks and playing with his trains.
Oliver is a pretty cautious little guy. Although he loves exploring and is happy to be in his own world, he really needs his mama to be close by. He is getting a lot better about being brave and venturing out on his own though. I love that he loves and needs me though!
Oli is such a good big brother to Alice. He is pretty good at sharing and always tries to cheer her up when she is upset. They can make each other laugh harder than anyone else can-its one of my favorite things about this stage in their lives. They are becoming best buddies, it makes me happy.
Oliver-we love you so much. You mean the world to me and dad. We have loved raising you these last three years and can't wait for the many years to come. I am honored to be your mama, and so excited to continue to experience the world through your eyes. I love you SO much little man.