February 19, 2019·

I am feeling all of the feelings right now. Our sweet little buddy, Amos, is THREE today. Gosh, this kid. Let me tell you about this kid. He is the absolute sweetest boy in the whole wide world. Everyone who meets him adores him. I didn’t think it was possible, but he gets cuter and cuter and cuter with each passing day.

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Yes, he absolutely has his red-headed, fire cracker personality, tantrum fits… but one snuggle from mama or daddy pretty much knocks him out of it. He’s really empathetic and the first to run to help someone who falls or gets hurt. When mommy is sick, he will crawl in my lap and give me a hug and kiss me on the cheek and say, “Feel better, mommy! I LOVE YOU!”

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He loves reading books – his favorites are Sheep in a Jeep and Wonky Donkey. He also loves his truck and digger book! His favorite shows are Puppy Dog Pals and Mickey Mouse. He loves Spider-Man and Goofy. The real love of his life is Baby CeCe (if you follow me on Instagram, you should go watch my Instagram story highlight all about baby CeCe. It’s the best.

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He loves babies. Anytime he sees a baby, he just fawns all over that baby. He loves his big sister and wants to be like her. He will crawl into her bed at night and sleep with her because he just wants to be near her. They fight like crazy, but also are the absolute best of friends. While he will totally paint his own nails or try to dress up like big sister, he also will then turn around and want to smash cars and trucks and play baseball, basketball, or football all the live long day.

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Speaking of which… this kid LOVES sports. Especially baseball. I think if we let him, he would just play baseball all day long. Throwing balls, catching balls, hitting balls with the bat… he’s obsessed. Absolutely obsessed. We signed him up for t-ball this spring and he is going to lose his ever loving mind. Our 2018 Oak Island, North Carolina Family Beach Trip (84)

He’s so bright and smart! He will work so hard to figure something out or do something, “BY MYSELF!” He is incredibly independent, but also wants to be with people all the time. Our 2018 Oak Island, North Carolina Family Beach Trip (26)

I don’t know why I was ever scared to be a mom of a boy… It was the “fear” of the unknown… but my goodness, I love him so much and I’m so grateful I get to raise this little man. God knew exactly what He was doing when He brought Amos into our family. Our family wouldn’t be the same without sweet Amos. Our 2018 Oak Island, North Carolina Family Beach Trip (68)

But really… this kid is so sweet. So. freaking. sweet. I can’t even handle him!

Since he is now three years old, it’s time to introduce the yearly “birthday interview.” We have done these interviews with Lilly since she turned three… so we are starting it this year with Amos!
Here’s a little video I put together for Amos’s third birthday:

Without further ado… here’s Amos’s birthday interview:


I write his answers exactly as he says them…

    1. What is your favorite color? Blue
    2. What is your favorite song? Old Rugged Cross
    3. What is your favorite food? Strawberries
    4. Where is your favorite place to go to eat? Waffle House
    5. What is your favorite drink? Milk
    6. What are you really good at? “Uhhh I dunno…. I’m good at riding things.”
    7. Who are your best friends? Meelo and Declan and Reese
    8. What would you buy if you had $1,000? A basketball
    9. What is your favorite memory? Going to da beach
    10. If you could have a wish, what would you wish for? Uhhhh pop pop!
    11. Who is your biggest hero? Spider-Man
    12. What do you like to do with your best friends? Uhhhh I dunno… I like to play with dem… if we can’t run in da class, we can run outside.
    13. What do you want to be when you grow up? A doctor
    14. What is your favorite show? Puppy Dog Pals
    15. What is your favorite movie? The Star
    16. What is your favorite book? Uhhh the dragon book
    17. What is your favorite animal? Doggies
    18. Where do you wish you could go on vacation? Disney world!
    19. What is your favorite piece of clothing? Tennessee Shoes (These are blue tennis shoes that for some reason he calls them Tennessee shoes…)
    20. What do you hope you will get to do before your next birthday? Ummm a party!
    21. How much money do you think mommy and daddy have? I DON’T KNOW
    22. Where did daddy go to college? I dunno
    23. Where did mommy go to college? I DON’T KNOW (he is mad I keep asking this question)
    24. Where are you going to go to college? NO!
    25. What one word would you use to describe your sister Lilly? NO!
    26. What do you like most about daddy’s office? I like to watch a show
    27. What is the farthest that you could run?  FAST! (proceeds to run away super fast)
    28. What’s your favorite thing to do with Lilly? I like to play and run and run around and play outside and play at Daddy’s office and like to watch a show at daddy’s office and we like to go to school and we like to play around and we like to watch a show and have naptime and play with Emma and mommy…. (in the most sing songy voice)
    29. What’s your favorite Bible story? Jesus!
    30. What’s the happiest you’ve ever been? Going to da Disney cruise!
    31. What’s the best picture you’ve ever drawn? Scrib scrabble!
    32. What’s the best wedding you’ve ever been to? Triceratops
    33. What’s the grossest thing you’ve ever done? Da poopy!
    34. What’s something that always makes you laugh? Uhhhh underwear!
    35. What is the first thing you’re going to do when you become a grown up? Be Spider-Man!
    36. What is daddy’s job? Watch a show
    37. What is mommy’s job? You play!
    38. What’s the worst smell you’ve ever smelled? Uhhh pee!
    39. What is something that makes mommy happy? Being funny
    40. What is something that makes daddy happy? Doing funny things
    41. What is something that mommy has taught you? We don’t hit!
    42. What is something that daddy has taught you? How to play baseball
    43. Where would you like to travel to? I want to go to da basketball place. Can you take us?
    44. What’s your favorite thing about being a little brother? Uhhh stick!
    45. Can you do a split? I can’t do it! How I do it?
    46. What do you want to be for halloween? A costume! I mean a super hero!
    47. What language other than English would you like to be fluent in? Superhero
    48. Who is the tallest person you know? Daddy!
    49. Who is the prettiest person you know? Lilly!
    50. What is your favorite thing mommy and daddy do for you? Go to bed!