I can't believe how quickly he's growing up. I can clearly remember the March morning that he was born. I feel nostalgic about him becoming a big boy and yet if there wasn't another baby on the way I think I would feel much more sad about the rapid passing of time and how quickly we have entered a different phase as a family.
There are many great things I could say about this boy. He is SO loveable. And the fact that he doesn't want to sit still and snuggle anymore makes us want to squeeze him all the more :) He's a true third child - making everyone laugh at the right moments and keeping the whole family entertained by his charm and silliness.
And we're not sure whether he comes by it naturally or if it's a result of having an older brother who is into all things hockey, but this boy loves his stick and puck.
On rainy days he spends his time on the kitchen floor, mini-stick in hand and ball flying. On sunny days, he takes me out to the street to show me his "slap-shot", "back-hander" and how he can shoot the ball through the "5-hole". The phrase I hear about 25 times a day is: "Mom, watch the replay!" and then I have to patiently wait while he does a slow-motion reenactment of whatever amazing play just occurred...
He doesn't have much patience for toys and imaginary play, but give the kid a ball or a swing or a shovel or a bike and he'll be happy as a clam. He's an outside kid through-and-through. This year he learned to pump his legs on the swing and ride a pedal bike (he's already graduated from the strider we gave him last year). He's also a natural at hockey - so Erik says - and can keep up with Micah and the neighbour boys.
I may not share his affinity for sports but I am definitely in love with my little Siley-bear. I think I'm going to miss having him as my "baby", and when he goes off to preschool in the fall I might be a bit lost without his silly charm.
Happy birthday Silas!