Today Brady celebrates his fourth birthday. I tried to protest and convince him to remain three-years-old forever. But he insisted on getting older. I am only allowing this to happen because I know that I still have a baby somewhere in Haiti (I am not ready for my youngest to be four). It’s strange not to have any real little people in our house anymore.
It is so easy to celebrate Brady. He is just plain joy. Four things I love most right now about “teeny pants” (his nickname):
His Style: Brady is cooler than the rest of us. He likes flashy Pumas, skinny jeans, and “cool” shirts. He will shop at American Apparel and H&M exclusively in a few years. I am not sure where he developed his sense of style. The rest of us are Gap jeans/Buckeye t-shirt people.
His Pout: Brady is a world class pouter. You have never seen arms crossed and lip out done so well. It is near impossible to keep a straight face when he really turns it on. He is stubborn and unreasonable – but in all the ways that little boys are supposed to be.
His Love: Brady is full of love. He loves his “mama” above all else (which obviously melts my heart). He adores his three grandmothers. And he works especially hard to charm 6-12-year-old girls. Not only is he a ladies man, but Brady loves his big brother. If he could attach himself to Noah and experience life by Noah’s side, he would do it.
His Voice: Brady has not learned to pronounce “R”s yet. I hope he never learns. He calls himself “Bwady” and says “Gweel” instead of “Girl”.
We are so grateful that God put this child into our family – he makes us laugh, keeps us dancing, and has an infinite amount of love to give.