He's an important part of this large family.
And an important part of this large but smaller family.
And an even more important part of this small but large family.
Here is Wade 'through the years'.
I wrote about Wade when he was born here. And again in 2014 and in 2015 so that covers a lot of his background. Now I'm going to write about Wade in the past year.
He's been very busy. This year he proudly put away daytime diapers and his crib. And he learned to ride a bike (with training wheels). He loves water and he'll try anything. He can hit a baseball and catch very well.
And he's a great singer and memorizes lyrics very quickly. He's also a great dancer with more moves than most of us have as adults. He loves the song Immortals from the movie Big Hero 6 which inspires the mood of his dances but the moves are all his. Here are a few from the kids' Thanksgiving talent show.
And if there's something that's brand new to him, he takes a minute to think about it
Also this year he had his first visit to Gulf Shores and was in his first beach 'jump' shot
And had his first New Year's toast.
And there's more I have to add about Wade. He's one of the smartest, sweetest little guys I've every known (and I've known lots of them). He's quirky and fun and a real thinker.
The only thing wrong about Wade is that we don't get to see him nearly enough. (Of course only every day would be enough.) We're wishing him a very Happy Third Birthday and a year full of happiness and wonderful new experiences.