Somebody at our house had a birthday yesterday, and that somebody just so happened to turn FIVE years old! This little guy is such a blessing. He has the SWEETEST heart and spirit, and an imagination that’s out of this world. Literally – he’s addicted to Star Wars He doesn’t know a stranger … he will talk to anyone and everyone. He doesn’t care about color, age, religion, or social status. He simply loves everyone. I’d love to think that we had something to do with his sweet and caring heart, but everyday he comes up with something or says something that I didn’t teach him.. he was just born with a loving soul.
He was born after a very long and exhausting labor. Of course he was perfect in every way. I can remember looking at him and being in disbelief that he was MINE and I got to keep him. He still likes to take his time getting things done Except these days Lego’s are involved.
He turned 1 and then a month later we picked him up and moved him from Florida to Hawaii. He never missed a beat! That first year went by so slow in comparison to the years that followed. What I wouldn’t give to have that slowed down time again! Always smiling – always happy – always hilarious.
At 2 years old, he wasn’t much bigger than he was at 1 year old.. haha. He also found out that he was going to be a big brother! He loved trains, especially Thomas the Train. He had a Thomas themed birthday party that year! This was the first year I got to stay home with him all the time instead of working – we made so many wonderful memories that year!
By 3 he was already a full blown Star Wars addict. He was able to get used to being a big brother super quickly and LOVED his little sister to pieces. (still does… I think..haha) Shortly after he turned 3, he got to take a big trip back to the mainland to visit lots of friends and family – it was a really great summer! He made so many new friends, attended just about every single vacation Bible school in town, and got to make wonderful memories with family.
At 4 years old Star Wars was still a huge theme in our life (still is, actually!). He had an awesome Star Wars Birthday party that year! He discovered Lego’s at this age.. and hasn’t looked back! Kate really started gaining ground on him height wise during this year He was constantly mistaken for her twin brother, when he’s actually 2.5 years OLDER than her. He has always had a love and an excitement for life, but I feel like in his 4th year that really started to bloom even more.
Now here he is.. a 5 year old. A Star Wars addict, Jedi Knight / Space Fighter / Star Wars Spaceship Expert, Master Lego Builder, “Minja” Extraordinaire, Beach Bum, Starbucks Lover (that’s my boy!), Million Mile per Hour Talker, Extremely Outgoing, Gymnast, Asker of THOUSANDS of Questions Per Day, Teeny Tiny 5 Year Old Boy. I feel like that list could seriously go on forever! He’s my best buddy, Kate’s best buddy, and Shelby’s best buddy. We are such a lucky bunch of crazies and I am SO excited to see where the next 5 years take us with this precious boy! He starts school this year, and I know so many changes are in his future once that starts.
I don’t know what I did to deserve this wonderful life, but I am sincerely so thankful! LOVE my boy and so happy I get to keep him