Asa is Three: Top Ten {Tuesday}

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When I put Asa to bed tonight (Monday) it was the last time I’d hold him as a 2 year old. *sniff* My sweet baby pirate is turning into a little boy. He still seems little when he cries for Mommy, runs to hold my hand or kisses his big sis “Eee-ya” ten times before bed. But when he gives me 4 whole sentences to explain something or makes jokes or remembers something from months ago, I know my little guy is growing up!

We have a new birthday tradition I started last year and I LOVE IT! Twelve days before the kids’ birthday I pick out one picture from the each of the last 12 months. Then I put them into a countdown calendar: Lydia’s is a set of mittens my sisterchick Kristen made her. Asa’s has been envelopes clothes pinned onto a string (I might try something more permanent next year).

Every day he opens a new envelope and we reminisce about how little he was and the fun things we’ve done through the year. Because Asa’s are clothes pinned, we now have 11 pictures of Asa from this past year hanging on our banister. It’s so sweet!
birthday calendar

So, in order, here are the…

TOP TEN…er, TWELVE PICTURES OF ASA’S SECOND YEAR OF LIFE

1. September 2010

Happy birthday boy at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

2. October 2010

october

Apple picking!

3. November 2010

november

This is Thanksgiving Day when my parents gave Asa his Pirate Room. Yes, he has a pirate room at their house complete with a pirate bunk bed, pirate bedding, Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything, a chalkboard, a treasure chest and oh yeah–IT USED TO BE MY ROOM AS A GIRL!

4. December 2010

december

Merry Christmas! Probably my favorite picture ever. Could Asa’s shirt be cuter?

5. January 2011

january

His first snow! Well, the first snow he enjoyed anyway!

6. February 2011

february

This is so him! Dressing up in 50 million different things. Marching, making faces and pretending. Such a fun little personality!

7. March 2011

march

The opening of the new Disney Store in Atlanta. Also, when we met Jodi Benson, voice of the Little Mermaid and Barbie!!!

8. April 2011

april

Asa on Resurrection Sunday. With his Buzz Lightyear SKATEBOARD! Poor little guy still can’t use it but man, it’s cute to see him try!

9. May 2011

may

Potty training. *sigh* and *double sigh*

10. June 2011

june

S’mores!

11. July 2011

july

First time at bat on Independence Day!

12. August 2011

august

At his Aunt Micah’s wedding. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS THE CUTEST PICTURE YOU’VE EVER SEEN?!!

*sniff, sniff*

Asa, my sweet boy. I wish I could tell you how much you’ve filled up my heart and life. I can’t believe you get to be mine forever. Every night when I put you to bed I pray, “Thank you for my Asa. Help me be a good Mommy to him.” I am still overwhelmed at raising a boy. But I am so honored God put us together. I love you, my big sweet boy! Happiest birthday! ~Mommy

{See my other favorite birthday tradition: the fine china plate}

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