Saturday, October 29, 2022

Baby You're A Firework

Today this brilliant boy turns three years old. 

I try to write my grands a letter here every year on their birthday, which means today is his day. 

Dear Max, 

Today you are three. And you really are brilliant. You talk like a full grown adult which is one of everyone's favorite things about you. I spent all my working life with children your age and I've never met another who can carry on a conversation the way you can. You use all the pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions and adverbs and you use them correctly. It's both amazing and hilarious to hear a 2-year old say 'please brush my teeth very very gently' and 'I'll be up there shortly'. 

You notice every big and little thing from the planets in the sky ('I see Jupiter!!') to the tiniest butterfly in the field behind your house. I look at you and see the wheels turning as you try to understand all the hows and whys of this world. You ask a lot of questions and you forget nothing. 

You are appropriately nicknamed here on Nana's blog because a wild rumpus is definitely your jam. You are a climber and a bouncer and a jumper and you throw yourself at both the sofa and at life. You ride your scooter like a pro, can tell a Chinook from an Apache, love books, cars-trucks-trains, chicken nuggets, and most of all the color RED. Red is your favorite everything. Just give you all the red. 

Besides being appropriately nicknamed in the blog world, you are also appropriately named in real life. You are a Will with a WILL!!! and personally Nana thinks this is true of many second borns. Just ask me about your Auntie M when she was two turning three-ha! 

Your strong spirit, steely determination, and never-ending curiosity will serve you well as you grow into adulthood. In the meantime we love to see life unfold before you and and around you and to watch you take it all in. 

It's been a very exciting week in your house because this is the week you finally became a big brother. 

I know little miss will love and adore you the same way you love and adore your big brother. 

She will likely follow you around, want to do whatever it is you're doing, and she will laugh at all your jokes because you are funny. 

Happy birthday dear sweet 'Baby Wheel'. You are not so much a baby anymore, but you still make our world spin as big and bright as your favorite red planet in the night sky. 

"Stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Let all that you do be done in love." 
1 Corinthians 16:13-14 


  1. Your birthday letters will be cherished for years and years, Joyce. Your family is blessed beyond measure!! xo

  2. Ahh, Happy Birthday to your dear grandson.

  3. I always look forward to your birthday letters.
    xx oo
    Happy Birthday!!!

  4. He will make the best big brother and will be "stuck in the middle' like our Coleman. :o)) Have a wonderful week!

  5. Happy birthday to your little guy. He sounds absolutely precious!

  6. This is such a special letter and he will love reading it someday. He sounds like a joy to have around. Happy Birthday Max!

  7. Your birthday letters always share the true person about whom you are writing, and I love getting to know those you love through your words. This little guy sure sounds special in so many ways. So look forward to reading about them as they grow.

  8. I love your letters to your grandkids. Happy birthday to your Grandson.