Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Taters Turns 4

4 years ago on Mother's day I went into labor with our Tate-man. He was 4 days overdue and finally decided to make his entrance into the world. It was the best Mother's Day gift I ever received!!
For his birthday this year, he asked for a 'Frozen' cake with just the "Frozen boys because I'm a boy, mom". Do you have any idea how hard it is to find 'Frozen' characters let alone just the boy characters? Luckily, Tate has an aunt who wanted him to make his birthday special. After  lot of searching she finally found a character set that included the boy characters too.

he's so happy to "start" his birthday
Tate asked for a left handed baseball glove. He's been using Ayden's old one, but it doesn't work very well for him considering Ayden is right handed and Tate is left handed. He was very excited to receive his own "right hand glove, I mean left. But it's the right one."
He received other gifts from grandparents, friends, big brother but my favorite gift he got was the one Ellie gave him. She made it herself and wrapped it for him.
A birthday crown! ADORABLE
It's hard to believe that this guy is already 4. He has brought such adventure into our lives. Tate has such a fun, silly personality, but there is also a serious, grownup side to him. His preschool teacher tells us she loves listening to his "little man voice" and loves hearing some of the profound thoughts he has. He loves to sing and play mom and dad with his friends at daycare. His favorite thing to do right now is ride his bike, often without permission or knowledge of his parents. There have been many times we have found him down the block at the park....alone. This would be his independent side that is starting to come out. Here is a picture of him last year on his birthday riding his bike
age 3, 2013
And here is he this year
age 4, 2014
I am so thankful to be this boy's mom. Some days are so very hard and I wonder how I will ever make it through his childhood. Some days are so rewarding and wonderful that I just want him to stay little forever. He has definitely been the best Mother's Day gift I could ever ask for.

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