Saturday, November 19, 2011

4 I mean 3

Happy 4th birthday to my sweet boy!

Lately we've been talking with Zach about turning four. He says, "No, I don't want to be four! I want to be three."
We really didn't know how to respond other than to say he's right, life is much easier when you're young. ; )
So we've been telling him that even though he'll have a birthday party he can be 3 again. Minus the fits and tears and drama. ; )
He wants to be a big boy and treated like one, but he also does not want to grow up.
I really think he's got it figured out. ; )

Zachary John, Happy 4th birthday my little man! Four sounds so much older than three.

You have no idea how much we love you. We prayed so hard to get you and what a gift you are to your daddy and me. 

You are serious yet funny, smart yet silly, and sensitive yet strong.

You are also strong-willed and make me want to pull out every strand of hair on my head some days, BUT I've never been so challenged to be the mom you need me to be. The mom GOD wants me to be.


I have started praying out loud over you when we are in a struggle, and the other day you said, "Why you say Jesus, Mommy?"


You make me laugh like no one else can.

GOD has great plans for you, Zach. We love watching you grow and learn. We are so proud of you!


All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children.


Isaiah 54:13

25 comments:

Mandy said...

I love that boy so much! Can't wait to see him again soon! Happy Birthday Z!!!

Christina Cadden said...

He is growing up so fast!! Such a handsome little boy!!!!
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Dana said...

Happy Birthday Zach!!! And yes he does have it all figured out! :) Katie you are doing an awesome job as a mom!!!!!!!

Linds said...

oh my word. "Why you say Jesus, Mommy?" Melt. My. Heart. He is so sweet! And I love love love these pictures of him! Happy Birthday Zach! May your 2nd year of being 3 be better than the first :)

Carolina Girl said...

This is such a sweet post! The photos are wonderful!
I'd be up for a do over of our lil guy ring three...all of the sweetness of a Lil big boy without the meltdowns!!
Happy Birthday Zach!

Courtney said...

I love what you said about praying over Z when you guys are having a hard time. Titus is proving to have a strong will more and more everyday. Both sides of our family have very strong-willed first borns. He now hits himself when I tell him that he can't have something? I have no idea where that came from. I am going to start doing the same. Thanks for sharing that.

Bourg Family said...

What a handsome dude!

Becky said...

Happy birthday Zach!

Kimberley said...

happy birthday to your fist little man!!! so handsome!

Lauren said...

Happy birthday Zach! He gets more handsome every year! Those pics are just the cutest, Katie! ;). I love how you pray out loud over him!

Rennae said...

So cute, reminds me of my son at the same age. He woke up crying a week after his birthday, and when I asked him what was wrong, he said he was thinking about his birthday and he no longer wanted to be 4. He then asked how does he go back to 3? Such a fun age.

ashley said...

Love this post! Great pics! Happy Birthday Zach!!!

Kelley said...

That is one of the sweetest post I've ever read. Happy Birthday to your boy (and happy day to the momma who birthed him!) Love you, and as always...

hi-d said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome little Zach! That is SO funny that he wants to be 3. I don't think I've ever heard that before from a child. Yes...it does sound like he's got it figured out.

He sounds like such a great guy...a bit of a spitfire but a real sweetie at the same time. I see glimpses of that in Maximus at his young age and wonder if he'll be the same. :)

Heidi

Arielle said...

Happy Birthday!! :)

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Fabiola said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Zach!!!

Mer said...

Happy Happy birthday Z! Katie, those pics are AWESOME!!! So ZACH. Love them. Love him!

Diane said...

Happy birthday, Z! :-) See you soon!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday, Zach!We loved getting to celebrate with you today!
The "why you say Jesus?" comment cracked me up!

Olga said...

Happy Birthday Zach! You have a beautiful family Katie!

Dianna said...

Happy Birthday Zach!!

Shannon said...

I just love that little guy so much! I love all these pictures too. :) Happy Birthday!

Rebekah said...

Oh my goodness, he is so cute! God does have big plans for that boy! Love that you pray out loud. I need to take lessons on that! Any more strong-willed, three year old parenting advice? We are closing in on it and I have heard three is harder than two. Oh Lord, please help me! So glad we got to help him celebrate his birthday! Cilla is still talking about it.

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

Happy 4th Birthday to your big boy!!!

Melanie Mueller said...

Such a handsome 4 year old!! Happy Birthday Zach! His party looked like lots of fun! As always, you got some fabulous pictures!!

 
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