KJ is S-I-X!!
Sweet-thang had his big day right in the midst of some major craziness for our family- moving out, end of school, weekend visit from cousins, new baby, CRAZY. SO, it didn't get blogged. The day did happen, and I think as far as he is concerned, it was special. We celebrated (multiple times), but the big day did not get its proper justice here, on our family's little memory timeline. And that just won't do. I was feeling some Mommy guilt about this little blip. But then- one of my favorite bloggers (Kelly @ 30...Really???), just by being her sweet Mommy-self, reminded me that it's never too late to share with your children, and the blog-reading world, what you love about them at this age. So, here we go...
(and stay tuned for Princess Lou is 3. Also skipped here)
For the entire year from your fifth birthday to your sixth, life for our family has been a bit of a whirlwind. It has been full of adventures, adjustments, transitions, fun, and unexpected LIFE. That is important to share in this letter because you, my big boy, have been AMAZING through it all. So much about you is not naturally flexible. You love rules (for example: your "health" teacher at preschool mentioned that 10 almonds a day are good for the heart. And you do ALL you can to eat those 10 almonds. Every.single.day). You love things to be in order. You like to know what is coming next. You are a lot like me in that way. Which is why it is even more admirable that you have been able to adapt and adjust so frequently. And not just adapt, but really excel. You have totally taken on a responsibility and care for others that is well beyond your years. And you are so responsible. You've really started taking care of yourself (showering, brushing teeth, getting dressed) and of course, I love to see you watch out for your siblings. You are especially helpful with baby C. I can completely trust you to hold him and help take care of him. You have no idea how much it helps me that you are so helpful. Someday you will, though, and I hope you get to have an oldest child just like you to return the favor.