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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Talmer!

Talmage Grant Powell
December 8th, 2006
7 lbs 3 oz 18 1/2 inches

My little boy is 3 years old today! Talmage is a very fun little boy and we are so happy to have him as a part of our family. He was my smallest baby and my easiest delivery. He was born at 7 lbs 3 oz, he came out hungry and he never stopped eating, for the next 3 years.

Talmage had reflux which was a big pain, but it never caused him any weight loss, as you can see. He was a good baby. He has always been the chicken in the family. Even as a little baby he would startle if you touched him, even if he knew you were there. But he has a good arm on him. By 6 months he could throw a ball a couple of feet away with good aim.

Talmage is also our little engineer. He always has to figure out how things work. One day, around his 2nd birthday, I took him to get his pictures taken and they told him to sit on the red dot on the floor. He had to figure out where the light came from before he could sit on it. Once that was done, pictures went just fine. When he was born Avri called him "Talmer" and it has stuck with him. Now he calls himself "Talmer Grant" using his middle name as well. He has a great smile and gives some wonderful hugs as well as good "Zerberts" or raspberries. He is OBSESSED with the color orange. I've never seen a child so obsessed with something. He loves it. He also is into anything "boy" -- tools, trucks, sports, Bob the Builder, digging, guns and shooting... he's a true boy, through and through.

Talmage's first birthday! He still wasn't walking, but that kid could army crawl faster than anything I've ever seen!

Talmage's second birthday, living in Illinois. This kid really doesn't change much, just gets a little taller and thins down a little more. But he keeps his same look.

Birthday party tonight: He got some great balls, a bunch of clothes, a slinky, a big heavy shovel and a "wheel-bear-low" as he calls it. It is even ORANGE! He couldn't get enough of it.

The face of a kid who has been enjoying birthday cake, Bob the Builder, of course. "Can we fix it? YES WE CAN!"

Happy Birthday Talmage. We love you and we are so happy that you are a part of our family!


Stephen and Gabrielle said...

3 already? Where does the time go?! Happy Birthday, Talmage!

Three Men and a Janie said...

That was a fun post - it was fun to think about coming to see Talmage at the hospital when he was born, and being there for his 1st birthday. He is such a cute boy. Happy Birthday, little dude!

Harrisons said...

Ohhh... that means my baby will turn 3 soon too! How did that happen? I was laughing when you said that he was the smallest of all your babies because I just remember him being such a fat little baby.

Sunny said...

Wow he's looking so much more like Kendall every day. Although you are VERY there as well. :) Yea Talmage! Happy birthday big guy and for the record I'm SOO impressed with your cake making skills...I don't even try.

Kyle and Amy Brinkerhoff said...

I can't believe how much he has grown up. He looks so much older since I saw him last. Happy Birthday Talmadge.

The Foxy Fam said...

Happy Birthday little guy! I love all your cute stories and those cakes look FABULOUS!! :)

danniellespackman said...

Happy Birthday Talmage! What a cute boy!

Chaoyi said...

What amazing cakes, you put me to shame!!

I demand you put chubbiness back on that staving boy!

Heather said...

Seriously! He's 3!!! That's nuts! When we started dinner group he was in your belly! How crazy is that! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TALMAGE! You're getting so big and so old!

anoyce said...

I cannot believe how fast time flies! Happy Birthday Talmage!