My big boy is 3! He was very good at telling everyone his birthday is on “two twenty-two” and he even practiced holding up 3 fingers. No big parties this year (a few small celebrations), but the presents trickled in long before and long after his birthday. This year Rush got some books, clothes, sand toys, a soccer ball, pens, a kite, and some cars. Thanks to everyone who called and/or sent stuff. He loved everything! But he’s not much for posing for pictures these days, so this is the best shot I got on his actual birthday.
At 3 years old, Rushton talks all the time in complete sentences and he has an excellent memory. He can count to 10, sometimes to 11, but usually gets lost somewhere between twelve and eleventeen. He loves reading and has memorized most of the lines in his favorite books. He can sing the alphabet song pretty well and he knows almost all 26 capital letters and a few lower case letters. His favorite letter is R and his favorite color is green. He favorite shows are Super Why, Cars, and Toy Story. His favorite books are the Llama Llama books, Go Dog Go, Glasses for D.W., and any Cars books.
Rushton LOVES to play with Hailey – he’s usually pretty sweet and gentle with her (lots of hugs, kisses, giggles, and soft pats) but he’s also a rough and tough 3 year-old big brother at times (squashing her, taking her toys just to see her squirm, and squirting her bottle on her head).
He loves to sing – especially Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, The Wheels on the Bus, and the ABC’s. He loves going to Nursery at church, talking on the phone, playing at the park, going on walks in the big stroller, visiting Dad at work, playing/fixing with tools, and HELPING!!!! He always wants to help, or fix, or do it himself.
Rush loves to call people on the phone and can even dial them himself. He knows L is for Laura, C is for Cecilie, and then it gets confusing, but he totally has it down: M is for Grandma Bain (“Mom” in my phone), D is for Grandpa Bain (“Dad” in my phone), A is for Daddy (when we very first met, Jake saved his name in my phone as “Amazing”), and H is for Grandma Spurlock (Heather). He also loves pushing the red End Call button, so most phone conversations are cut short.
Rushton is such a happy and sweet boy – very tender with other children, especially younger kids. He’s very social with other kids, and every time we go to a park, he’s yelling, “Wait for me! I’m Rush!” before I can even get him out of his car seat. He makes me laugh all day long and I feel so lucky to be his mother!