Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Happy Birthday, Oliver!

Oh, Oliver J....you are certainly growing up to be a funny little guy.
(1 month)

There isn't a day that goes by that you don't surprise us with a new word...
funny sayings...
or deep questions that you have.

You are creative and thoughtful,
always trying to make something new,
draw something better,
or write a new word.

(1 year old)

You are such a kind, affectionate brother when you want to be.
(When you're not playing legos or cutting or gluing with glitter glue...)

It's fascinating to watch you build and create,
Read and write,
Run and play,
Reason and think.

I love that you came home from preschool and washed Lily's feet the other day, simply because you had learned that bible story.

(2 years old)

I love that you talk to Lily like an adult and are so gentle with her. (most of the time)

I love your fascination with worship leading and hope that someday you find great joy in playing music and can find ways to use it to bring glory to God.

I love that you talk about your (imaginary) grandma and grandpa all the time and tell outrageous tales about them. (it's like you live vicariously through those stories!)

I love that you ride your big wheel SO FAST and always turn at just the right time--before you go into the street, and ALWAYS fast enough that you almost tip. It's even funnier when you wear your Santa hat while riding.

(3 years old)

I love that you often ask me, "So mom, what have you been up to?"
when I've actually spent the entire morning with you.

I love that you come out of bed most nights
claiming to have to go to the bathroom (while really wanting another HUGE hug and kiss).
I love that you are 4. And look so big. And act so big.
And are turning out to be such a handsome, kind, thoughtful little boy.

We can't wait to see what this year brings!

Happy Birthday, Oliver!








8 comments:

Aaron and Shannon said...

Happy Birthday Ollie!! I can't believe our babies are 4! Hope he has a great day. He is such a fun-loving kid!

Amanda said...

YAY! Happy Birthday Ollie! What a cute, fun, entertaining little guy! Hope your day with him is fabulous!

The Sieberts said...

Happy BIrthday Olllie!!!!

Danielle said...

Happy Birthday Ollie! What a fun post for a fun little man. (He always makes Mr. Mitch laugh and laugh too).

the mcclenahans said...

How can you be four already Ollie?!? Happy birthday sweet boy! Hope you have a great day.

Amy said...

Happy Birthday, Ollie!! (I love funny Ollie stories!) :)

Marc, Sarah, and Luke said...

Happy 4th Birthday Ollie! Marc and I were talking last night about how we too can't believe he's 4! We remember seeing Oliver and you guys in the hospital the day after he was born -- just after going to Curtis C's with he Mac's. I LOVE watching Ollie watch the worship leader at church. And, I LOVE the fact that Luke watches Ollie and his guitar. Luke is now taking a fascination in "clapping and singing" at church. SO, perhaps the two boys can one day lead worship together :) Also, I have to say that I really do miss having Ollie at my house this year. I miss our "conversations." Lily and Luke don't quite have the same conversational pattern down yet (though I know they will someday).

Chelsie said...

What a sweet post Kendall! Loved how you described him. I must say, the imaginary grandparents made me laugh out loud!