Cullen: Three and A Half

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Every day with a three and a half year old is challenging, exhausting, and so much fun!

He is still growing like a weed. I don't know how (he certainly doesn't get it from me or Corey), but he is already wearing some 5T clothes. Apparently a diet of applesauce and peanut butter toast is the perfect recipe for a growing boy.

I don't think there is a timid bone in his body. He always has something to say. And if he runs out of words, he makes up new ones. He will talk to anyone and greets everyone we pass with a friendly "Hey! Good Morning!" on the way into church every Sunday.

And his negotiating skills are something to be admired! Every time I ask him to do something, or tell him what we are doing over the next few minutes (eating, getting ready for bed, whatever), I immediately hear "Well, how about instead we..." It's exhausting and hilarious at the same time.

Most of his days are spent playing with cars or blocks. Anything that as an engine or he can build with. He also still loves to cook, either helping me in the kitchen or playing in his toy kitchen. And of course, being outside always beats out everything else.

Cullen tries to dance as much as possible. From jumping around the living room to head banging in the back seat. And he likes to get everyone else in on the dancing too!

He loves to make others laugh. So silly faces and googly eyes are a regular occurrence around here. Corey says he's a future front man. I'm preparing myself for frequent calls from the principal's office. Only time will tell, but for now, we are fully encouraging his joyful attitude.

Cullen can also be the sweetest boy! (And he almost always is.) I can't even count the number of hugs and kisses I get every day. He is so loving and caring with his sister. His greatest gift seems to be the gift of encouragement. He complements me on everything; from how I cook (even the food that he doesn't eat) to how a particular room looks, to how well I read a book. He doesn't hesitate to encourage others as well.

We love you Cullen! These past three-and-a-half years have been wonderful and more fun than I could have ever imagined!

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