Thursday, November 1, 2012

Today You Are 4

Dear Bounce

You are a delight to my heart. I couldn't be happier or more blessed to have you in this family. You are funny and you are a great entertainer.

This year you have grown up but you have also grown so many skills - you have been biking to school and kindy for a long time now. You are gaining swimming skills. You can write and read your name. You know my name is 'm then another letter then m'.

You laugh so much and it's the best sound in the world. You have a great sense of humor. You talk -all.the.time. There is a constant stream of gorgeous chatter that goes wherever you are. You love to be included in everything and you really, really don't like going to bed earlier than your brother.

You love to play 'the old house game' (where we pretend you are a baby and snuggle you up in a quilt) and the hiding in the washing basket game - for which I am given very specific instructions!

You like kindy but you've told me actually you'd rather just be home with me.

You are strong and you have awesome dance moves. Your 'daddy bear' is still almost permanently at your side at home and he often goes other places with us too - but we leave him in the car so he doesn't get lost.

You love machines with a passion and there are always so many to look at in Christchurch.

But most of all, just as you always have, you love your brother. So much so you don't want to have a special night at Ma n Pop's if it means being away from him. You include him in everything and often save special information and things to show him each day.

You are articulate and you are clever but you are also kind and supremely helpful. I can always rely on you to respond quickly when I ask you to do something for me. You like kisses, but just on the cheek at the moment, thanks. You are so huggly and you are always moving.

I love you little Bounce. I have loved the last 4 years together and I look forward to this very special year we have together at home before you start school.

You are a gift to my heart and to us all.

Happy Birthday baby boy. xxxxxx

13 comments:

Deb said...

Happy Birthday little man! Being four is so much fun. Lucky you live right near the park :)

Max said...

awww, what a lovely tribute, happy birthday to the wee fella x

Jess B said...

Happy birthday Bounce! He sounds like an awesome little dude, Miriam. x

Ange (Tall, Short and Tiny) said...

Happy birthday, Bounce! Hope you all have a wonderful day.
Miriam - this is such a beautiful post, it had me in tears to read such wonderful words from an obviously doting mama about an awesome-sounding wee guy xx

Leonie said...

Happy Birthday Little Man! Lovely lovely post xx

Andrew and Rachel's Mum said...

Brings tears to my eyes too. Love it.

Miriam said...

Thank you - yes the park is a bonus!!

Miriam said...

Thanks Max x

Miriam said...

I can assure you he really, really is x

Miriam said...

Thanks heaps Ange xx

Miriam said...

Thank you :o) x

Miriam said...

Aww thanks :o)

Hootnz said...

what a gorgeous little boy...sounds so sweet and I love the photo with your two boys lying down and bounces arms around his big brother - so sweet!!