Harry has been wanting a Monster Truck birthday since Mac's birthday in November. He waited and waited and we celebrated with some friends as he turned 3 in April. He got some awesome cowboy boots and hat, and a cool Spiderman bike. He's already asking for an Eyeball Birthday for next year. His new favorite word is eyeball.
Harry is such a wonderful little guy. He makes us laugh every day and brings us such sweet snuggles and hugs and kisses. He is growing up tall and handsome, and is a fun mix of a baby and a big boy. Some of his favorite things are: his "Bippy," a silky blue blankie that he sleeps with, dressing up as a fireman or army guy, reading books with Mommy (whom he often calls "Mama," much to her delight), playing outside with his Mac and Sissy, giving kisses to his baby brudder Pete, and watching "tartoons," especially Curious George.
He says cute things like, "Mama, you smell just right." And "dandaid" for bandaid, and "touton" for crouton, and Washington Momument, etc etc He uses great words like "bivouac"(which we all looked up in the dictionary) and puts his own Harry spin on it, talking about bivouacking in the backyard while whacking each other. Harry has a fun gruff little man voice, which is just so funny, but so much his personality. A little man. A little Jay, as everyone says.
He is mischievous and too curious sometimes, just like George. I find some very hysterical messes left in his wake- he is the quintessential kid writing on walls and carpets, smearing lotion in his baby brother's hair, and leaving teeth marks in Ruthie's dolls. He is usually pretty tender about being corrected, and can sure enough muster up some big ole tears and poke out his bottom lip when he's making up with the offended.
We recently finished VBS and I was so glad to hear a good report about him- he made a big impression on a few of the workers. One told me how he was the only child cleaning up after craft time, without even being asked. And two others mentioned how he was asking very insightful questions after Bible story time, when most of the other kids were not even paying attention. It is so refreshing to hear good reports of our little one, all glory be to God, always.
We love that Harry!