Happy 3rd Birthday, Reuben!!!

What an honor it is to spend today (and the rest of this week) celebrating the 3rd birthday of my son, Reuben Mac.  It has been an absolute joy and honor (and the most humbling experience ever) to meet, take care of, and cherish Reuben the past 3 years.  From the moment he entered our lives, Reuben has taught us to trust God with both his present everyday life and his bright and promising future.  Reuben is compassionate, caring, curious, joyful, sensitive, respectful, cautious, and loving.  His love languages are clearly physical touch and quality time.  Reuben brings a smile to our face several times each day.  Most nights, Nick and I will lay in bed and talk about the funny or cute things Reuben did and said that day.  Reuben loves his family and friends.  He talks about them and prays for them by name.  He loves to read.  He wants to talk about everything that happens in the book and discuss why it’s happening that way.  Reuben is very observant of everything that is happening around him and gives us a full report of what he sees and his opinion of what he sees.  Reuben is honest.  If he makes a mistake, he will admit to it and sincerely apologize for what he’s done.  He is full of life, energy, and JOY.

Reuben, I’m so blessed to be your mommy.  I thank God that He entrusted you to me for this short time on earth.  I commit to love you in the best way that I know how and nurture you in a way that allows you to become everything that He has created and purposed you to be.  I love you with all my heart!  Happy birthday, son🙂

A walk down memory lane…our sweet boy as a newborn, 1 year old, 2 year old, and 3 year old.

 We interviewed Reuben last night and recorded his answers.  I’m looking forward to doing this each year on his birthday and seeing how his answers change🙂

  1. What is your favorite animal? Bear
  2. What is your favorite sport to play?  Soccer
  3. What is your favorite TV show?  Go Diego Go
  4. What is your favorite color?  Red
  5. What is your favorite song?  Jesus Loves Me
  6. What is your favorite snack?  Animal crackers
  7. What is your favorite drink?  Apple juice
  8. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?  Yogurt
  9. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?  Cheese, Crackers, Ham, Carrots/Ranch
  10. What do you want for dinner on your birthday?  Chicken and Rice
  11. What is your favorite book?  Scary Book (aka “Boo” by Robert Munsch)
  12. What is your favorite toy?  Car
  13. What is your favorite thing to do outside?  Play at the park
  14. What do you like to take to bed with you at night?  Woody doll, 2 nigh-nighs (blankets)
  15. What did you used to do when you were little?  Cry a lot
  16. What do you want to be when you grow up?  Doctor
  17. Who is your best friend?  Troyer and Diego
  18. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?  Sonic
  19. If you had one wish, what would it be?  Lots of apple juice
  20. What is your best memory?  Wrestling Daddy

2 Comments on “Happy 3rd Birthday, Reuben!!!”

  1. Jen Tufts says:

    In case you had any doubt this is your son, Ames, please see number 18. Love the interview idea.

  2. Heather Tiger says:

    Great idea to interview him every year! Going to have to borrow this idea! Happy birthday Reuben..


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