today landon turns three. everyone tells you "it goes by so fast! before you know it he will be leaving for college!" in that moment you really don't think much of it. until you look around and they go from being a 6lb 14oz. squishy little ball to a 32lb walking, talking, make his own "decisions" three year old. then you sit. sometimes you cry. then you realize toy story three is on again for the millionth time and andy is leaving his mom for college and you cry some more. then you stop and realize growing up is a good thing. in fact, it's amazing. the fact that i (and of course with the help of my wonderful husband and our families) am able to grow a 6lb. 14oz squishy little ball into the adorable, funny, quirky, stubborn, independent, super sassy three year old he has become. this age is hard. i'm not going to lie or sugar coat it. there are days i see the wrinkles forming on my face when i look in the mirror. but, it's all worth it for those hugs, kisses and "mommy, i love you's!!" thrown in between. happy birthday, landon! i hope you have your best day yet. now let's go eat breakfast with mickey.