I long to honor my God by making my home a place of joy and rest for my family.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Thomas Turns 3!
On Saturday, August 21st, our oldest son turned three! In some ways it seems surreal that I have a three-year-old. I remember his birth as if it happened yesterday. I started having contractions early on Monday, August 20th, 2007, but Thomas didn't make his appearance until Tuesday, August 21st, at 9:29am. Even with Josiah, I was in labor a long time, but not that long!
Thomas has been such a blessing to us and sometimes I have called him our "guinea pig" since he is our first-born. There are so many things to learn with a first-born child and so many things you do wrong. I'm just glad children don't remember the infant years! Thomas has always been such a sweet baby and now a boy. He is quite shy and timid when he first meets people, and it takes him a while to "jump in" with the other kids. He is very observant and is a people-watcher. Thomas has an expansive vocabulary now and we realize that he listens to everything we say and understands much of what we talk about. While we have to watch what we say, we also have the opportunity now to share the gospel with him more and more. He has learned the first five catechism questions and is working on Scripture memory (he knows Ephesians 6:1...we quote it a lot!). Thomas also loves to read the Bible. Most of the time, we read The Big Picture Story Bible because it has lots of pictures and points to Christ throughout.
We did have a party with our families on Saturday. He was so excited about his party and his cake. I made him a Lighting McQueen cake from Cars and he loved it. He loved all his gifts, and especially a big box of cars my brother gave him. His gift from us was visiting Thomas the Train last month (although Josh did run to the store to get something for me and came back with a Cars puzzle for Thomas). Below are some pictures of our fun filled day!
Thankfully, family was eating the cake, because there was definitely some saliva in his blowing out the candle!