48 things I love about joey on his fourth birthday
1 You came into this world sunny side up and peeing and you've made it your OWN way since.
2. You are my mini me from your blonde hair and blue eyes to the way you walk and stand - except you are male.
3. Your made up Dog Cat Bee game and the way you always HAVE to be the cat.
4. The way you were brave enough to touch the slugs in the flower bed - and your big brothers weren't.
5. They way you sleep "with your eyes open"
6. The way you defend yourself against your big brothers.
7. The way you refuse to call brown brown but insead chocolate.
8. The way you LOVE chocoalte
9. The way you tell everyone you are a kid not a baby.
10. The way you insisit I give you a kiss.
11. The saddness you felt when your grubs died and went to slug heaven.
12 The way you nap on the dog and she lets you because you are you.
13 the way you belly laugh
14 because you make me mud pies everytime it rains - even if you do use the dog's bowl.
15 The way you got up and hugged Charles on Christmas morning because he bought you real kid crayons not baby crayons.
16 I love how you know exactly what you want and you aren't afraid to tell us - again and again and again
17. The way you dance with your shadow
18 the way you FLY in the swing
19 The way you think any day missed at the park is not worth living.
20 The way you love Alex the Lion
21 The way you like to sing Move it Move it
22. Your Joey dance
23. The way you delight in watering flowers with the watering can. The can weighs more than you but you still try to water the flowers
24 the cute way you say "can you help me?"
25 your monster roars.
26 the way you delight in simple things like blowing dandelion fluff.
27. The way you pull your chair to the counter to help me in the kitchen
28 the way you say "I'm HOOOOOOONGRY mommy"
29. Your vivid blue eyes
30 the way your eyes sparkle when you are happy
31 your love of frog shirts
32 the way you insist on wearing any shirt with a design backwards so other people can see the design.
33 The way you love peanut butter and jelly and would it it every day
34 the way you "read"
35 the way you like to "help"
36 the way you like my flimsy sloaty skirts, you carry them around and hold them next to because you like the faric
37. your love of my chicken slippers and how you "let" me wear them
38 the way you suck your fingers when you are sleepy -even though we shouldn't let you.
39 the way you like to cuddle in my "big girl bed" and watch sesame street every morning - before you do anything
40. the anal way you "organize" everyone's shoes by the front door.
41 your sweet smile
42 your belief that chocolate goes with everything
43 today you told everyone you are 55.
44 and you believed it
45 the way you insist you can do anything the big boys do and you do.
46 the way you still need snuggles with mommy
47 the way you let me paint your toenails and then showed your father
48 the fact that you are my baby. The baby I dreamed of and prayed for.