Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Happy Birthday buddy!

Today, the sweetest little boy in the world turned four! I know I am more than a little biased, but Parker really is special. He makes my heart melt every time I look at him, and makes me laugh all day long. If you ever want a running commentary on all aspects of life, just come over to our house for a few hours. Parker notices everything, and is anxious to share it with whoever will listen. He sees every jet plane, beautiful tree, letter “P”, creepy bug, and will continue to strive to get your attention until you’ve come to appreciate his treasure too. A disinterested “okay,” “sure buddy” or “I see” just won’t cut it around here! Parker’s attention isn’t just limited to inanimate objects either. He is the first to find a paci for Reagan when she’s sad, always saves a bite of his treats to share, and is incredibly generous with hugs and kisses. Randomly throughout our day, he will stop playing just to tell me he loves me. His love is often quantified by the largest number he can dream up. Since he can only count to 20 (save the oft-forgotten number 13), it usually goes something like this: “Mama, I love you thirty hundred, fourteen, eighty two million, five! Is that a lot?” Of course, it is “a lot” but it precipitates an argument over who loves who more. Sometimes I let him win, but there is no doubt that I love this little boy far more than any number he’ll ever learn, and more than I ever dreamt I could.

7 comments:

rachel said...

Happy Birthday Parker!! I have no doubt 4 will be your best year yet. :)

Garrett, Heidi and family said...

Happy Birthday Parker!

I hope you have the greatest year yet.

Nadra said...

Happy Birthday Parker!!!

Boys are special Laura....I'm loving being a "boy mom".

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARKER!!! SORRY YOUR NOT COMING TO RENO. I GUESS YOU'LL JUST HAVE TO COME BACK TO MASSACHUSETTS. I'M SURE MOM AND DAD WILL MAKE THIS A VERY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY FOR YOU. LOVE, COUSIN GAIL

Tilly said...

Parker Vance...
You are ONE special boy...and we LOVE you so very much. Between your Mommy's blog and your Auntie Michelle's blog...they have aptly described the cutest 4 year old boy...in the whole wide world...and we are NOT biased!!! What a treasure God sent to us...June 24th, 2004!! I laughed (mostly) throughout your Daddy's young years...and you remind me of him...he was in his own words "adoughable"...just like you!!! We sure love you Parker...and we enjoy EVERY moment we spend with you!!! Keep up the good "bug squishing skills"...you're a natural!!!
Love, Tilly

Dan and Elisabeth said...

Happy Birthday Parker! What a sweet picture. I hope you all are doing well.

Leigh said...

Amen...little boys really have NO idea of the joy and love they bring to their mama's!

My heart smiles for you today! Happy Birthday Parker!!!