His grace is sufficient for me, for power is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9

Monday, September 30, 2013

Greg is 4!!

Last night, I got home from Saint Brigid and headed up the stairs to find my little boy still awake. I walked into his room and was greeted with the sweetest voice, "Mommy...I love you so much." I laid down in his bed with him for a moment, and as I got up to leave, my sweet little Greg jumped into my arms. "Hold me, and let's sing the Hail Mary." (Greg has perfected even the tiniest extension of staying up a moment later...he knows my heart, oh so well!) 

Baptismal Day

As I held my not so little boy, I gently rocked him and we sang. As we sang, I could not help but stare at the giant Aubie painted on his wall by Daddy while this sweet boy had yet to make his appearance in this world. I was brought back to anxiously awaiting his arrival, and dreaming of what it would be like to be a Mommy. I remembered so many nights just standing in his empty room staring at the same wall, and many more nights checking on my little baby boy as he slept in his crib. Last night I stared at the same wall, realizing all of the changes in his room...the crib that once held my first born had been replaced with a full sized bed, soft baby toys have been replaced with dragons, cars, planes, and whatever else Greg sneaks into his bed from downstairs, the changing table has been replaced with a train table, and my little baby boy has grown into a handsome, brave, and curious little preschooler. 

1st Birthday
Today, Greg is FOUR! I don't event know how time has gone by so fast. Greg is one of the most curious, talkative people I know! He has a big heart, and loves life. He teaches me more and more each day about patience, but also about having fun! He is all boy and loves anything and everything to do with the outside, making a mess, being dirty, jumping, running, and flying! He has a very sweet disposition and shows his affection often with quick cuddles and kind words. He loves his sister so much. He likes to pick on Maria, but often refers to himself as "Maria's saver." He has an imagination like no other, and knack for engaging and entertaining those around him! 

2nd Birthday
Greg, I am so proud of you! You are the most wonderful little boy and such a good big brother. I am so glad that God chose me to be your Mommy. You add so much color to my life. I love watching your expressive face light up when you try new things or learn something for the first time. You are a blessing to me, and will always hold a special place in my heart, as you were the first one to call me Mommy. I love you to pieces, my sweet pumpkin face! 

3rd Birthday

Greg Birthday Interview: 
1. Who is your favorite person in the whole world? Grammy
2. What is your favorite color? 
3. What is your favorite TV show? 
Super Why
4. What is your favorite sport? 
5. What song do you like the most? 
Somewhere Out There (American Tale)
6. What do you want to be when you grow up? 
Fr. Josh
7. Who is your best friend? 
8. What is your favorite book? 
Is Your Mama a Llama
9. What are you really good at? 
10. What would you buy if you had $1000 dollars? 
a robot
11. What is your favorite food?
chicken nuggets and fries
4th Birthday (he was cold from the pool)

12. What is your favorite part of school?
13. What is your favorite toy?
14. What is your favorite animal? 
teddy bear
15. What is your favorite movie?