Saturday, November 4, 2006

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KASSIDY!!!

Happy Birthday, Kassidy.
Exactly 7 years ago today you made me a mommy. How cool is that? And now look at you! You are this beautiful little girl... ok, girl... not so little anymore. You are everything I could have imagined in a daughter and more! I can't believe it's been 7 years!!

Today you will get your new bike. I know you're going to be excited. Next thing you know we'll be getting you a new car. That scares me! Don't play the radio too loud and don't drive with friends for at least 2 years ok? For today I'm going to worry about a helmet and knee pads.

Last night I was reading through some of your past birthday letters and in every single one I said that you are so compassionate... that your love for others humbles me. Every year you have shown what a sensitive, kind kid you are, and that shows what kind of adult you will be. It is one of the highest honors for someone to see how you care for others and appreciate it. I know I'm not the only one who sees it. My hope is that I will be able to write this in every birthday letter to you for the rest of my life.

As always, you have accomplished so much this year and I'm so proud. I'm even more proud because you are paving the way for your siblings. You are setting good examples and teaching them things in ways that sometimes I can't even comprehend. You amaze me, every day. I know I do not say it often enough.

Now as I sit here telling myself that just because you are getting older does not necessarily mean that I am getting older, I hear you waking up! Let's start the best day of the year!! (OK 1 of 5 maybe!) I love you my big 7 year old girl! I hope you have a fabulous, wonderful, great, super, perfect year!

Love,
Mom

Friday, November 3, 2006

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAMERON!!!

Happy 5th Birthday Kameron!

I can't believe you are 5! It seems like just yesterday I was writing your 4th year birthday letter... and your 3rd and 2nd... you are growing up so fast!

This year has been a growing year for you. I have watched you mature so much. You are an awesome big brother. I love the way you protect Kennedy (and Kassidy too) and show concern for others around you. You notice things that most others don't pick up and it shows what a big heart you have.

You have blown me away academically. Every time I hear you read a book or a big word that an almost 5 year old shouldn't be able to read, I'm in awe. I love that you love to learn and I'm so excited to see what you'll accomplish in the next year.

You have an amazing sense of humor that seems to grow with age. You love to make people laugh, even if your jokes don't always make sense. I know with time you'll figure that all out and you'll have everyone around you laughing all the time. The gift of laughter is rare, Kam… I have no doubt it can help you change the world.

Our journey together has been so special. There are times when I wonder what the heck you're thinking, and times when I wonder what the heck I'm doing, but I think overall we're heading down the right road. You are changing from a little boy to a big boy right before my eyes, and I couldn't be more proud.

It has been so fun to watch you get so excited about your birthday this year. You've been counting down from "two Fridays ago" just like I did when I was a kid...and still do now! Then this morning when I thought you would be the MOST excited, all you could say was, "I'm almost SIX!!" Slow down my baby, time passes fast enough. Enjoy being 5, at least for a little while.

I love you with all my heart,
Mom