December 31, 2015 at 02:53PM

#beckett has been petrified of this truck since he received it last Christmas. All day, we have been talking about going to Mimi and Pop’s this afternoon. He’s talked about me driving my car and him driving his truck. I didn’t know what he was talking about–so, as you do as a mom of a toddler, you play along. Sure, yes, you drive your truck. And then you head off, car is all packed ready to go, and turn around to see him in his truck, ready to go. First time he has sat in the truck willingly. And then the tantrum that (logically?) follows when he is told that his truck doesn’t go fast enough on Highway 65 to work out well for the journey. Oh dear. #threeyearoldsdontplay #illlearneventually
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December 30, 2015 at 02:18PM

I’m not off on many Wednesdays – so we took advantage of my day off and headed to the newly renovated library to take in story time. Though #Beckett is apparently petrified with puppets, he has not stopped talking about the Professor.

December 28, 2015 at 04:29PM

Happy birthday, my sweet #Beckett boy! You’re 3 and I can hardly believe it. You are incredibly curious, so focused, wonderfully empathetic, love to help anyone and with everything, and continue to impress your daddy and I with your musical talents and memory. Life is simply so much better with you in it – you make me smile and sing and dance and do the silliest of things because I long to hear your giggle. Your observations of our world have opened my eyes to things I’ve never seen before. Thank you for allowing me to care for you and for taking sweet care of my own heart as you do. I pray that as time continues to march onward at a pace I haven’t quite mastered, that you continue to love me and others as you do so deeply now. That you learn the Source of that love. And that you feel that love always. Happy birthday, my boy.

December 28, 2015 at 04:19PM

For this little guy’s birthday, we tried out mommy’s new Christmas gift – the kitchen aid ice cream mixer – to make Jeni’s Brown Butter Almond Brittle (my personal fav). It tasted like the real thing! Amazing! #Beckett #bnacafe