My Dearest Littlest: My Ezra,
There is no joy like what you bring to my life, little boy. And today, my heart is absolutely bursting from the seams because how can it be? You are THREE!
From the moment I laid eyes on you, we had a special connection. You are mommy's baby and you know your role well! ;) We've been joint at the hip all of your life, and I wouldn't have it any way. How I LOVE being your mommy.
I can not look at your precious little face and not smile. I can't do it! Your Daddy was walking down the stairs a few minutes ago as I was reviewing the pictures I took of you and he said, "what's so funny?", because I had a smile plastered to my face. "Oh nothing, just looking at my baby!"
I remember getting a 4D ultrasound with you and every time we saw your face you were smiling. In the womb! What a treasure you are! You bring our family constant laughs and I absolutely love that about you. You know you are funny, and your facial expressions that accompany your funny ways are just icing on the cake. Such JOY your life is, Ezra. To know you, is to fall in love with you. Day after day after day.
You are growing up right before my very eyes. You are becoming more and more adventurous doing things on your own, but you still love the comfort of having your big brother by your side. Levi is your favorite person and the connection you share is unlike anything I have ever seen. I've always heard amazing things about brothers, but witnessing it leaves me speechless. You two are best buddies, and so so loving toward one another. The other day Levi was at Sparks and we went to Wegman's to get you two a treat. I showed you your cookie when I got in the car and Levi's was still in the sack. I asked if you wanted to have it and you said, "well, I will eat half of it and save the rest for Wevi." :) I melted! I pray every day that you and your brother nurture and grow this brotherhood for all of your days. What a blessing!
You are so super smart! You say things all the time that I had no idea you knew about, and on top of that, you are clever. Very, very clever. My phone is filled with hilarious "Ezzer-isms", and every day when your Daddy comes home I have at least 5 clever Ezra stories of the day.
You are kind, sweet, affectionate, and a gentle little boy. You certainly have your ornery moments which leads to you sweetly apologizing, "I'm SO SO sorry! I NEED you, Mommy!" from behind the door of Time Out, but those times are coming fewer and farer between as you grow and mature. You love to cuddle, sit in my lap, hold hands, and hug and kiss. You often request me to give you "helicopter kisses" where I smother your little face in kisses and you laugh and laugh and laugh. Oh, I love you.
You are my perfect eater, eating anything and everything I set in front of you. You are obsessed with Mario. You love Peppa Pig and Bo on the Go. You love to be outside. You love books. You love cars and trucks and things with wheels. You pray the sweetest prayers. You love your Bible verses. You can't sleep without your "soff bwankie". Your favorite song is the Itsy Bitsy Spider. You are innately strong. You get embarrassed and your face turns red. You are calm, sweet, and easy going, but at the same time, there is no talking you into anything you do not want to do (not obedience-wise, rather, choice wise). You know who you are and nobody is going to change that.
Ezra Ray, there is no one in this world like you. You are beautiful, charming, and precious in every way. My life changed when you came into our world, and you made me a better mommy and a better person. I love you with my whole heart, and I pray that you have an amazing year being three. I thank God get to experience it with you.
Love you the morest and love you the mostest!