Another Year and Two Less Teeth

 

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This birthday comes just days after losing your second front tooth, yet it seems like mere months ago that your first pearly white popped through your swollen gums. It’s been a quick 6 years to say the least.

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It took you forever to get a headful of hair and today you’ve got enough for three people.

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We spend our mornings reading and writing and you spend every moment possible in the afternoon splashing around in the pool, the same pool you learned to swim in just a couple of months ago.  Today you jump in and dive under like you’ve been doing it for years.

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You’re the best big sister around, and would do anything you could to help out.  You love to pick out everyone’s clothes, and you’re sure to remind your brothers when they wear the same things too often.  We love you sweet girl and hope you have a wonderful birthday!  We’re so blessed to call you our oldest daughter and can’t wait to see what the Lord has for you in the future.

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8

Today you celebrate eight years!  Let’s talk about a few of your favorite things.

Legos – By far your favorite thing to play with, really it always has been.  You never get tired of them and can create any world that you like with them.  Your imagination is expansive and this is the perfect toy for it.

Food – You love to eat, almost anything.  Some of your favorites would be breakfast (sausage, eggs, biscuits), fruit, salmon, anything Mexican…okay most all foods are your favorite.

Water – You can literally play in water all day long.  You love to jump over ocean waves, you love to swim in the pool, and you always end up in the creek.

Music/Dancing – This doesn’t need explanation, if you hear music, you dance, it’s awesome.

You manage to amaze me everyday with something.  You’re either saying or doing something that it hilarious, you always know how to make people smile.  You’re such a peacemaker, and so very compassionate, I pray that you are always this way.  You couldn’t fit more perfectly into this family and we are so blessed to  have you with us.  We love you and pray that the Lord will continue to lead you and use you for His glory, and that you will always follow Him!

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…and March makes 12

March blows in your 12th year this year, and we have yet another child on the edge of teenage years.  I’m not quite sure what life would look like without you.

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Yes, you’re great at adding a little humor to any occasion.  You get it honest.  But you’re so much more than the funny guy.  You think deeply and love even more so.  You have this ability to relate to others, compassion, and empathy.  You have many dreams, and I pray that, that never changes.

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My prayer for you this year is that you continue to let God mold and shape you.  That you continue to grasp at opportunities to learn more about your God given abilities, they are immense.  You my dear, think like a world changer, and I can’t wait to see what He has in store for you!

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We love you son, Happy Birthday!

 

13

Well, I’m not sure how this happened, but today we have a teenager.

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We’ve been so blessed by this young man.  I’m not sure I’ve ever met a child that worked as hard as him.  He’s always willing to step in and help out whenever he is needed.

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He wants to own a farm, and there is no doubt in my mind that he could do it.  He’s recently picked up the guitar and has learned amazingly fast.  He also great at writing poetry, but don’t tell him that I said that.  I’m not afraid of entering these “teenage” years with you son.  With God at the head, I say we jump in and see all that He has in store for you!

Happy Birthday, We Love You!

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He’s Three

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This little guy turned three today.  He really likes the beach!  He also enjoys, chicken (to eat), yogurt, and anything that resembles dessert (that’s actually his favorite).  He uses his siblings old workbooks and does “school” at the table with us.  He pretends to be all kinds of things, and is really good at taking care of his sisters’ dolls.

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He’s a little sneaky and has a killer smile.  Like all of our kids he holds his own special place in this family that couldn’t possibly be filled otherwise.  We love so much Ezra, Happy Birthday!

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