our little mister conrad is 3 years old today! we have been anticipating this day for several months now, as conrad so anxiously loves to practice singing happy birthday and blowing out pretend candles! he also wishes aloud several times each week for a “dragon cake” and a “red yo-yo.” his face this morning said everything! especially when he opened that yo yo. :)
i don’t know what we ever did before this beautiful boy arrived into our family, but he brings such joy and laughter and love into our home. last night, as i was putting him to bed, he stroked my hair all on his own and whispered, “is this better?”, something he says rather often when showing love. he loves the color red, pretending to be a dragon, professing his love for everyone in his family, watching bob the painter (that old show from the 80’s where the man named bob paints landscapes on canvases! but he can’t get enough)! he eats more hard boiled eggs and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches than anyone i know, hates to scoot unless he is in the lead (which can be tricky with two older siblings on scooters). he draws exceptional circles and requests fiber one cereal rather often. he talks to the babies in my tummy every morning, he loves saying “hi babies! it’s meeeee! conrad…” and then he giggles which is just the cutest thing. he knows his way around all the nyc playgrounds on the upper west side, and has an incredible sense of direction when we’re out and about in our neighborhood. he asks his papa or me to hold his hands “SOOO tight” as he falls asleep each night, and always wants to say the prayer around the dinner table. i can’t even count how many times each day he says “mama, i love you so much!” or “you so nice!” but every time he does so, i swear my heart is about to explode. he makes me so happy, and i’m so grateful to have this chance to be his mama.
conrad, we just adore you. thank you for being you. happy birthday, beautiful boy!!!