Monday, January 15, 2007

Levi turns 3!

Three years ago...

Levi Fredrick Hunter was born January 16, weighing in at a whopping 9 pounds 7 ounces. Yes, he was HUGE...he had the biggest feet and umbilical cord I had ever seen! Of my 3 pregnancies, Levi's was the worst. The first 5 months of pregnancy I was plagued with unrelenting nausea and vomiting, despite numerous suggestions of trying "saltine crackers"! I was at one point even hospitalized for losing 10 pounds in one week... don't feel too sorry for me though, I still managed to gain over 50 pounds. I loved being pregnant through the holiday season and took full advantage of eating for "2". Fast forward to 2007...

Now our sweet "baby" is 3! He gets that it is his birthday and he has made requests for a white cake with white frosting, party hats, balloons and presents. Not too demanding I suppose. He loves to play with his trains, put together his puzzles and get high off the scent of his blankie as he watches a good episode of Dora. Brad and I think that he will be the "comedian" of the family, as he already loves to tell silly jokes and make funny faces when it is not appropriate. We are thankful that he has a healthy dose of fear...and doesn't like to stray too far from us. His favorite foods are cinnamon rolls and pancakes with lots of syrup...if you would let him, he would eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner! He can memorize all the lyrics to any catchy song you put on...with some of his favorites being "Victor Vito" and the soundtack to the Broadway version of Lion King.

Unlike all of his friends, he still is not potty trained and really is showing no interest at all now. When asked if he wants to put on his new "Cars" underwear, he answers..."no fanks, I'm just a baby!" So we will set our sights high this upcoming year...hopefully get potty trained, lose the binkie, and learn more German than mommy!

Speaking of Levi's potty trained friends, our dear friends the Cateses and Rosses celebrated all of our boys' third birthdays this past weekend (they were all born within a week of each other). No ordinary show would do for this occasion...so we all went to the Greatest Show on Earth...Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus. We had a great time shelling out $6.00 for a bag of cotton candy...oops! I mean we had a great time watching our little ones have a great time! Levi was a little disappointed that there were no grasshoppers there...he claims Memoo told him to expect them :0) After the circus, we enjoyed some Florida sun, danced the salsa, and enjoyed birthday cookie bars on the bay.

Happy Birthday little Levi! You bring us much joy!

2 comments:

Amy said...

Where have the last three years gone?? Wow, Happy 3rd Birthday Levi! We love you, The Rosses

Jeff and Jodie said...

Very sweet blog, Stacey. My baby is sick, all week now, so sorry I haven't been calling. I was thinking of you all yesterday for the Big 3!