It's been just about half an hour exactly since Fox turned three (time of birth: 4:07 pm). He's napping right now. Oh, I'm so glad he still naps. Today has been a bit of a whirlwind, so I'll probably be napping soon too (fingers crossed!). We surprised Fox this morning with a new train set. For months, whenever the topic of birthdays came up, Fox would always mention, "and on my birthday, I'm getting a new train!" None of us had mentioned trains at all, somehow he just decided that was what he really wanted. And how could we not?
Fox is a boy of routine, though he is hardly predictable. For the last few months, he has been waking up right around 6am. He always wakes Camaron and requests he come watch shows with him on the couch (bless that saint husband of mine). He's been a fan of Spiderman for a while, but he love to toss in a few episodes of Strawberry Shortcake, Pokemon, or something really weird from Cartoon Network here and there too. He always requests to play outside at some point. Eventually, he heads to preschool, then naps, then plays hard all over the house. A lot of running and throwing of balls. When it's finally time for bed, he brushes his teeth, reads scriptures and says prayers with me. Then requests around 6 glasses of milk. I love our bedtime routine best of all:)
Fox is a fan of bagels and cream cheese, cheese, pasta, yogurt, and sweets. He has always been a big fan of books. I love that he's now at the age where he can memorize most of the story, so he ends up "reading" the books to us. And he has the highest little voice, that we just can't get enough of. We need to record it more. Fox is a hide-n-seek pro. He loves getting the whole family involved, "Mommy, you go count with Sloane and me and Daddy are going to go hide in my closet!" :) He'll always come up and hug you right when you need it and catches on quickly when something is wrong. He is pretty sensitive, but in the best way. He loves Sloane and is such a great older brother to her.
A new favorite of his is having "chats." Sometimes when we're driving home from somewhere and I would rather he didn't play games on my phone the whole way, I suggest we chat. Now, he suggests it :) We chat about all our family members and his friends. And sometimes superheroes. Deep discussions about hair color, who's married to who, and everyone's hobbies. You know, the juicy stuff.
Fox is always coming up with a funny new catchphrase ("how dare you, sir!"), dance move (tongue always out), or building something (forts and bridges, lately). I love the imagination on this boy.
Fox, you sure are great! I can't wait to see how much more awesome you grow to be this year. Thank you for being such an amazing little boy. I love being your mom:) Love you!
Fox's 2nd birthday here
Fox's 1st birthday here
Fox's birth story here
**We found his train set at Ross for a steal!