HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEX!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YA! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YA! WE LOVE YOU SOOOO MUCH!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ANOTHER YEAR OLDER! ANOTHER YEAR WISER!
This child of mine. This sweet, sweet child. When I was pregnant with him.... my Mama put her hands on my belly and looked straight into my eyes and said (like a prayer) "This child will make you laugh and laugh. He won't know sorrow, and will always bring joy and laughter to your home." She made predictions about each one, that I forgot to post until now... and each one was right on the money.
This kid keeps me in stitches! He's been telling jokes since he could talk! He does a thousand voices, can mimic anything, and was voted class clown 4 years in a row... we're so proud.
He leaves me long drawn out messages on my cell phone that I saved for when I need a pick me up. He is naturally comedic.
I bought him Jerry Lewis and Danny Kaye movies for Christmas one year, and it was like he hit Nirvana. He knew there were others like him... he just knew it!
The kid has an entourage at school. They wait for him at the fence and cheer when I pull up to car pool. When Alex has his tonsils out last year and missed 4 days of school (we don't miss school unless someone is coughing up a lung) cards, gifts and phone calls were aplenty!
When I pulled up to pick the other two up... the entire class rushed the car to see how Alex was and when he was coming back to school.
I have been told he is nice to everyone, and isn't a mean child at school, and kids fight to sit next to him at lunch. I didn't believe it until I actually saw it with my own eyes one day.
I asked him about it after school, and he just said... "Oh, yeah, I don't get it, but if they want to sit next to me, I tell them to take turns and the ones that fight don't get to."
Oh to have those problems.
Mama's predictions were dead on. He is the middle child without the syndrome of middle child.
He knows who he is, but not who he wants to be, and that okay by me.
He loves his 3 meals a day, and if he misses one... he will makeup for it.
He only says 'I love you' in character voices, and is exceedingly kind and loving to all people (except his brothers :))
We adore him.
When he was a baby I would forever tell him "I just can't get enough of you!"
and to this day... I still can't.
I love you my Aiya.
More than you can ever begin to imagine.