Sunday, October 26, 2008

Happy Blogday to Me!

Hey everybody... I'm 3 years old today!

That's right, I'm a big blog now.

Here's a picture of what I looked like when I was only a few months old.

Noticed how I've lost that baby fat?

So how do I, as a 3 year old blogger, compare to a 3 year old child? I'll let you be the judge of that. According to this web site, here are some of the things a 3 year old should be able to do... and how I relate to them today.

• talks in complete sentences of 3-5 words
Yes I do!

• talks so that 75 to 80 percent of his speech is understandable
I'm not sure this one chazibble dits.

• enjoys singing and can carry a simple tune
If only The Receders would let me sing nursery rhymes.

• listens attentively to short stories and books
Hey, a short attention span is common among bloggers.

• stumbles over words sometimes
True. I love to Stumble well-written words.

• can say his age
... just can't remember it.

• sleeps through most nights without wetting the bed (occasional accidents are still quite common)
Hey, it's tough getting up 3 times a night to pee.

• uses the toilet with some help

Unfortunately nobody ever volunteers.

• feeds self (with some spilling)
Sheesh... one little incident at the Ponderosa Steak House and I still have to hear about it today.

• dresses self with some help
That would be nice, but I can't seem to be able to convince my wife to pick out my clothes in the morning.

• seeks attention and approval of adults
I have a blog.... duh.

• enjoys playing "house"
Just doesn't enjoying paying house.

• answers whether he is a boy or a girl
I just can't figure out why I get asked so much.

• enjoys making others laugh and being silly
It's the name of the game baby!

No need to give me any gifts on my special day, but I will take a few smileys!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on making it to three years! That is a huge milestone in the world of blogging.

Babs (Beetle) said...

Three years! Congratulations!
I think you can safely say your a normal three year old.

Cute photo ;O)

Michelle said...

Aww, happy birthday, Bloggy Birthday Boy! No cake though? Just a doctor's visit with age appropriate milestones? I hope you at least avoided the shots!

And what's wrong with me that I read this and thought about *my* three year old... and realized that I need to work on her overnight dryness. Hmmm.

Anonymous said...

It sure doesn't seem like you've been blogging that long! Sure glad you are---we enjoy your blogs, and all the comments SO much!!! Congratulations!

MYM said...

I love your baby photos ... both of them! lol


Anonymous said...

A tradition anniversary gift for year three is leather.

Does fruit leather count?

Aside from me, you're my favorite blogger. Here's to three more years!

Kathy said...

Congrats, Jeff! You've come a long way, baby (well, toddler). Thank you for blogging. You've given me a boatload of laughs since the first day I found you.

I'd Stumble this post, but I'm afraid to! Don't know if my stumble "behavior" has changed yet. But I did smiley you, so that should count for something.

I'll have a piece of cake in your honor today. Or two pieces. Or three. Oh, hell. I'll eat a whole cake for you!

Anonymous said...

Who's a big blogger? You are!

JD at I Do Things said...

Happy Big-Blog Birthday! Wow, 3 years! I wonder what my blog will be like in 3 years. Maybe by then I'll have learned how to embed a YouTube video.

Congratulations on this milestone!

JD at I Do Things

kapgar said...

And if you go by DogBlog Years, you can legally drink!

Happy blogiversary, dude!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! It's hard to do anything for three years, much less something you have to keep up with on a regular basis.

You must have a very interesting life. I don't think I'd have enough to blog about for 3 weeks, much less three years!

Mom Thumb said...

Happy Blogdayversary! You are my favorite fellow blogger AND my mentor!

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

riayn - Thanks. Much better than having a huge gall stone!

babs - Well, "normal" is a relative term, but thanks anyway ;-)

michelle - Yeah, I don't drink shots anymore. Too many headaches in the morning.

mom - I agree. It seems like just yesterday you were making me blush in the comments.

drowsey - Yeah, it was tough to get my old blog header to sit still for that picture.

jennine - Mmmm, fruit leather. It wears well and is nutritious too!

kathy - Thanks! But can you at least leave me some of the crumbs?

carlea - That's right. I don't even need Pull-Ups anymore!

jd - I wonder how many things you will have done for me so I don't have to as well. You a full service blogger JD! Hey, anytime you need help with that YouTube thing just let me know. It's easy peasy.

kapgar - Thanks dude. I have a drink for you.

kc - Being interesting has nothing to do with it. However being able to BS successfully has EVERYTHING to do with it ;-)

mom thumb - Thanks. The blog world is a better place since you jumped in!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations and happy blog birthday!! I love your blog, it's one of the first places I go to when I get on the computer in the morning! Thanks for three years of laughs!

SHW said...

Very exciting and you are still making it funny! You are one of my favorite bloggers, I think because only other Minnesotans truly understand each other. Congrats and here's to many more!

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday little man! We're so proud of you! Yes we are! Yes we are!

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

elizabeth - Thanks for 3 years of laughing! I'm always keeping an eye on your blog too. It won't be long now until your dream comes true. Hang in there!

sexy housewife - Thank you! And you're right... us Minnesotans LOVE commiserating with each other about the joys of living here.

sandy - Yay! I'm a BIG blogger now! I can write posts all by myself!

Idaho Dad said...

Happy Blogday! Glad to see you're out of the terrible two's!

Anonymous said...


Happy Bloggy Birthday!

cathouse teri said...

What a cute three-year-old! And still talking toilet talk! :)

Maureen said...

Happy Blogday big boy!!! ;)

My how you've grown; and look at all the friends you've made!

And you didn't even go through the "Terrible Twos"...

Heather said...

Aw, look at little Jeffrey.

(I mean the photo of you as a three year old...not THAT little Jeffrey.)

Congrats on 3 years!

yellojkt said...

Happy Bogiversary! The Receders are missing out on that very important hip kiddie party demographic. Look what it has done for They May Be Giants.

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

phil - Well! I didn't think my 2nd year was THAT terrible! ;b

hilly - I will if you will my dear :-)

teri - You know it. I've been talkin potty talk since I could talk.

maureen - No kidding. My preschool class is getting huge!

heather - What do you mean "that" little Jeffrey? I think you've got some splainin to do.

yello - Good idea, but I think The Receders would scare the poor little children.

United Studies said...

Haha...this one was funny. I still pick out Peter's clothes for him...else he would just be in jeans and t-shirts all the time.

Avitable said...

Now if only you could move to a real blogging platform . . .


Ed said...

3 years huh? Hey, that's longer than Dilbert the TV show lasted! That's longer than Paris Hilton served. That's longer than most kids attend high school! Congrats!

Mooselet said...

Happy blog-versary, or blog birthday, or whatever we call it these days! I completely missed mine this month, so I'm not speaking to myself at the moment.

Here's to more bloggy goodness!

Jen - Queen of Poo said...


What a cutie you were at three!

Sornie said...

Congrats on almost being able to dress yourself, I hope to make it to that level someday myself.

Jormengrund said...

Happy Blog Day!

Just wait until you're FOUR!

Then, you get to start preschool!

Can you digg it?

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Does this mean we have to deal with the Terrible Threes? I hope not...

Liberal Banana said...

Hilarious! Happy Bloggy Birthday, Big Boy!

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

jacki - Cool! I'll send you pictures of all my clothes and you can pick them out for me every day too!

avitable - This IS real. Real cheap. Besides, I don't have the time or energy to battle a Wordpress conversion.

ve - Unfortunately not longer than CSI Miami has been on the air.

mooselet - Well then, happy belated Blogiversaryday to you too! Us veteran bloggers need to stick together ;-)

jen - WAS? Are you saying I'm not cute now? I'm telling my mommy.

sornie - I'm working on matching socks this week!

jormengrund - Hmmm, I hear another 13 years of school coming. Bleh.

l.a. daddy - No way dude. This are going to be the Terrific Threes!

liberal banana - Thanks! Want some old cake?

Roger Miller said...

Happy Blogday plus a couple more days to you! Happy Blogday plus a couple more days to you! Happy Blogday plus a couple more days to you Je-eff! Happy Blogday plus a couple more days to you!

And many more....

April said...

Happy (late) Blogday!! (I like that better than Blogiversary.) And this was a brilliant idea.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

I've been blogging three years too! Ohmygod! We're like blogging twins.

OK. No. Not really. I write mainly about a toddler and you...write about everything in between!

Congrats and I'll go smiley you a few times...hundred times that is. Until the little warning button comes up and tells me to go vote for someone else already!

Jason Roth said...

Congrats. Three years is a long time in blog years.

Anonymous said...

Happy 3 years!! I am SO glad that you said it's common among bloggers to have a short attention span. That's going to be my excuse from today until I die. :-)

I swear, sometimes I'm like a flea on meth.