Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Happy Birthday, Matthew!

Earlier this month, our sweet little Matthew turned three years old! I can hardly believe how he has grown from the tiny, wailing baby I used to walk up and down the hallway all night long to the happy, playful, loving little boy he is today. He has brought Paul and I more joy than we could ever have imagined and continues to make us smile and laugh ever single day. I thank God every day for the gift of motherhood and I would not trade a single moment that I have had the privilege of spending with my Matthew for anything in the world. Currently, his favorite activities include coloring, painting, reading Thomas the Tank Engine themed books with Mommy, making kettle corn with Daddy, and snuggling under a fleece blanket while the whole family watches a Disney movie together.

I reviewed the photos from his previous two birthday celebrations and it simultaneously saddens and delights me to see how he has grown over the past couple years.

From our plump little baby who was scared of the frosting on his birthday cupcakes...

To a toddler just beginning to express his love of everything chocolate...

To our newly-turned three-year-old boy, celebrating his birthday with pizza, cake, and three of his closest friends...

We love you, dear Mr. Matthew and are very proud to be your parents. As the years go by and you continue to grow up, our hope is that you will forever stay sweet, vivacious, and curious. And remember, no matter what, you will always be my baby boy and I will never stop being your mommy!


  1. Happy Birthday, Mr. Matthew! You are a lucky boy to have such great parents. Tell your mom that cake looks delicious! And ask her why it has four candles for your third birthday. ;)

  2. OH MY GOSH!!!! Why is everyone asking me that? Did nobody else add an extra candle to their cake "to grow on" while growing up? Paul thought I was having a "pregnancy brain" moment and did not comment on it until afterwards...but was secretly thinking I was crazy while we were singing the birthday song. Maybe I should nix that Korson Family tradition in the bud just so the entire world does not think I'm going nuts.
    Love you Licia!

  3. Hahaha! Oh Paul. I have never heard of that tradition, although it is a cute idea. I'm glad it has an explanation, and you aren't going nuts. ;) I'd say keep it, as long as your prepared to take the question over and over again for the next couple of years until people get too lazy to count the candles.
    Love you too!

  4. Happy Birthday 3rd, Mr. Matthew! So glad you grew up to embrace frosting. To many more exciting discoveries along the way! Love, Auntie Dport