Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mason West is THREE!

Dear Mason,
You have been making your presence KNOWN from pretty much the day we found out about you.  From crippling heartburn to ankles and legs about five times their normal size (from 20 weeks on!).... you were NOT to be overlooked :)

Even when you were born you made a dramatic entrance.... blue and still they put you in the warmer as you required all the attention in the room.  When you decided to start breathing (because everything you do is in your own time - hahaha) you were super alert and all the nurses had to come check out your blotchy nose and intense stare :)  You made a big entrance for someone just over 6 lbs.

You quickly turned from blue to yellow and we were immediately impressed with your "laid back" nature.

 Now... at age three.... we joke that you're sweet and sour.  Sweet as pie one minute, raging fit the next.


You are the class clown.... always saying something goofy and well-timed, making a silly face and/or attempting to get everyone to laugh at you.

You have a fabulous imagination and are often making up grand stories and tall tales about what you did at Miss Lisa's house, what happened in your dreams and what your dinner foods are turning into inside your tummy.

You have an amazing vocabulary and some of my favorite things you're saying right now are "dis-a-peter" (instead of disappear), "Mommy you cheer me up!" (instead of cheer me on) and "Night Night Pork Chop" when it's time for bed.

You are most definitely an instigator and you like to stir up trouble by messing up Luke's Legos, hogging Griffin's blanket and hiding things people are looking for.

You are FIERCELY independent...

... obstinately ornery...

.... and 100% fickle.

But you also have the greatest giggle...

... the best sense of humor...

... and a party dance that's not to be missed.

You make me want to pull my hair out and then two minutes later have me rolling with something funny you've said or done.  Your snuggles are elusive, which I think makes them that much more special when I get them.

You're a mischief maker, pretend chef extraordinaire and you like to play with people not toys.

You love to make messes, wash dishes and play "store".  You want to be included in everything Luke does, love Cap'N Crunch and eat breakfast in bed almost every single morning.  You love playing Play Doh, the movie Elf and collecting "rolly polies" in the backyard.


You are an absolute mess - but a beautiful one that I know God has big things in store for.

I love you Mason West!!! Happy, Happy Birthday!

21 comments:

  1. OH. MY. WORD. MAMA. This post was beautiful. Total lump in my throat right now. Can't wait to celebrate this little guy and your other littles this weekend! Mason is totally scoring on the present. I got a joint present for everybody (to try to keep down the clutter in your house. your welcome), but Mason will definitely like it the best! :)

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  2. The orange sweater picture with him in the outdoor chair is adorable!

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  3. So so sweet!! Happy Birthday Mason!!

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  4. Aw! Happy Birthday, Mason West!!

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  5. Super sweet words, Mama!!! Happy Birthday to Mason! I hope he has a very special day!!

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  6. So sweet! Happy Birthday Mason!! :)

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  7. Happy Birthday, Mason! My mother in law always gifts me with a little something on my kids' birthdays too ~ to congratulate and thank me.....ha! So sweet....enjoy this special day ~ both of you!

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  8. Happy Birthday sweet Mason. God bless you.

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  9. Love your sweet posts and your writing style. Your blog makes me smile everyday. :)

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  10. What a sweet, mischievous little guy! I always wonder - if this is the toddler years, what are the teen years going to be like?!? Happy Birthday, Mr. Mason - I hope you have a great day.

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  11. wow I can't believe he is 3!!! Happy birthday Mason!!!!

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  12. Happy Birthday Mason! This post had me crying!

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  13. What a sweet little guy! Happy birthday buddy.
    FYI: Thanks for the cry this morning - my youngest will 3 in a few months . They grow up too fast!

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  14. This post is oh so sweet, love everything you said and I just love all of the pictures, can't even pick a favorite out of this post as that boy is so darn cute! Happy, Happy Birthday Mason!!! Oh and your ankles, you poor mama....I had super swollen ankles with my 1st pregnancy that I thought were terrible but you have officially won that category! Just love your love for your babies!!!

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  15. How sweet! Happy 3rd Birthday Mason!

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  16. Happy Birthday to your sweet Mason!!! I love your letter to him-so so sweet!!! I hope he has a special day filled with all of the things that he loves!

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  17. So sweet! Happy Birthday to your big boy :)

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  18. He is soooo cute!!! You can tell he has a personality just looking at all those pics. Happy Birthday to your sweet little guy!

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  19. Beautifully said. Watching them grow is so bittersweet

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  20. I just love the picture of him with the glasses.. Too cute. πŸ’—πŸ’—

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