Saturday, February 12, 2011

Happy Birthday, Daniel!

Today is Daniel's third birthday. It feels like this sweet, little (no, BIG) boy was just an itty, bitty baby yesterday. You blink, and they grow up. *Sigh* Here are just a few of the reasons that we love Daniel:
  • He has a sweet spirit. He will do almost anything to make someone happy. Sometimes, he will leave his playing to come find me just to check on me.
  • He loves to help. When I ask him to do something like throw away one of Rachel's diapers, he says, "I will!" and runs to do it.
  • He's our comedian. He doesn't "get" the concept of a joke yet, but he loves saying and doing funny things trying to get us to laugh. Once he understands jokes, I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot of them.
  • He's just so cute!
With age comes responsibility. Here are Daniel's new ones:
  • No more pacifier. He is only allowed to have it in his room, anyway, but now it will be gone.
  • No more riding in the buggy. I'm tired of picking him up to put him in there, and it's just a good time to stop this.
  • Time for chores, specifically, clearing his place at the table.
With age, also comes more freedom:
  • Playing with Play-Doh.
  • Getting his own pair of scissors.
We love our Daniel-boy, and we cannot wait to see what plans God has for him.


Marva said...

Happy Birthday, Daniel!!!

Shonda said...

Chores are great! We already have our 2 year old doing many things. It doesn't hurt that he loves to help so we ask him to throw things away, recycle, compost, put clothes in washer, clean up toys, and put away his dishes in the sink. He even likes to help unload the dishwasher and wipe the floor of any mess. I love 2 and am looking forward to 3! Happy Birthday to your little guy!

Nikki said...

Thanks, Marva!

Shonda, Daniel has already been helping out, but now it's "official." When people talk about the "terrible twos," I don't know what they're talking about. We've enjoyed that stage with both of our older children.

Tracey said...

Happy Birthday to Daniel!! I like how he gets new responsibilities along with new freedoms. Hope he's had a really nice birthday!

Laura said...

Happy Birthday, Daniel!! Hope he had a fun day!

Nikki said...

Thanks, Tracey and Laura!