Comfort and Joy

I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will
give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:13

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Happy birthday Austin!

Today is Austin's 4th birthday!  I truly feel like he was just born yesterday.  The time is flying by at record speed.  On one hand I want it to stop but then on the other I love seeing his little personality shine through and see the little boy he is becoming.  Some things about Austin I don't want to forget.

He loves planes, trains, trucks, and cars. IMG_7436
He adores his little brother and is truly a wonderful big brother. IMG_7460
He is sensitive, loving, caring, and affectionate.  He always wants 1 more hug and 1 more kiss.  He is a visual learner and is constantly soaking up new things. IMG_7486
He is incredible with directions.  We always said if he got lost in Boston he could have found his way home.  He knew all the stops on the train and where to get on and off and how to get home from the train station.  He has a wonderful memory and remembers things that we can't even remember.  He loves everything Curious George.
He has a beloved blanket that has been with him since birth and truly brings him comfort. IMG_7560
He loves stuffed animals and has lots of them.  His favorite are Mimi the dog and Ellie the elephant.  He idolizes his daddy and wants to be just like him. Untitled
He says he wants to be a doctor and grow up to work with daddy.  He is a pleaser and loves praise.  He is not picky about what he wears and never cares to change his clothes.  He does love his rain and snow boots though and enjoys wearing them even when its 100 degrees and not raining.  He is a observer while also being a big talker.  He was a late talker but now talks nonstop.
He already loves his baby sister and enjoys talking to her in my belly and giving her kisses.
He loves sweets and desserts like his mommy.  He will eat anything and everything on his plate if that means he gets dessert.
Yummy Popsicles
He is rough, tough, and truly all boy.  He loves to run, jump, wrestle, and make believe. IMG_7533
He is loving playing soccer and enjoys swimming. IMG_7525
His favorite place is to be outside. IMG_7308
Our dog Sadie is his best friend and he loves to be around her.  He does not like change or new things.  He is hestitant about anything new even if its going to be great.  Usually he enjoys the new things once he tries them but it is always frustrating to get him to try them.  He doesn't do well with transitions so we are already praying for the big transition of baby girl coming.  He is truly a gift from the Lord and such a joy to be around.
We love you Austin and are so thankful the Lord entrusted us with you as our son.  We pray that you would grow to walk and love our Lord with all your heart and let Him lead your path in life.  We are so proud of you.


Laura Sessions said...

What a cute cute birthday boy. Happy 4th Birthday, Austin!

Emilee Odette Garrett said...

He is just so adorable! I love hearing about all these "boy" things. Makes me really look forward to watching P grow! Happy birthday, Austin!

KJ said...

What a sweet post! Happy Birthday Austin- you are such a precious gift from the Lord!

Anonymous said...

Mother of the YEAR! this is amazing!