My darling Jack,
Today you are 3!
I think that is every bit as cool as you do. This past year you have definitely been your own person, there really is no mistaking who Jack is now.
You've done so many exciting new things: starting school, moving into a big boy bed, learning how to dress yourself, and becoming a very big helper too.
You've continued to melt my heart with your sweetness. (Today you told me your baby was "gorgeous!" in her jammies and then you told me how much you loved her and couldn't wait to lay down with her.) And let's not forget that you make me laugh every day. (This week I love "Oh that is DISGUSTING!" and "Isn't this great?").
You are striving every day for independence and yet you still want me to hold you when you are hurt, sing "You are my sunshine" at bedtime everyday and sit on my lap when we watch Dora.
I hope that along with last year's enthusiasm and curiousity you will always have this year's determination.
(And I hope that I am able to remember that part of my job as your mama is to let you have wings, it's a big leap from toddler to preschooler, isn't it?)
Hapde Burfday my little boy.