Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thinking outside the box. It is how you are made.

Dear BOY,

Today is your 7th birthday. You continue to inspire me with your huge spirit of good will. You woke up this morning with a smile on your face. IS IT TIME TO OPEN MY PRESENTS!!? It was 6:15am. Of course...You've always been my little Rooster.

When it was finally time to wake your sister (6:50am), you went in to receive your birthday hug. I'm going to open your present FIRST, GIRL! She then bolted out of bed to quickly get the card and her present to you organized.

Wow, how did you make your letters so fancy, GIRL? That is really nice. You are the best sister in the world. And you hugged her again...

You are well loved. Always by your mommy & daddy, and so deeply by your sister.

I see you handling your frustrations better, just in the last week! This morning, when you found out your new remote control car couldn't be used right away...because the battery had to charge for 8 hours. And then ...when we were right in the middle of building your Star Wars Lego project, and had to stop because a piece is missing. Both times you handled it so calmly. I was a bit stunned.

As is always true right before you have a birthday, you seem to go through growing pains...challenging us at every turn. But, then it shifts. Even through those tough times, your heart beams through. You are a happy boy.

Your imagination continues to soar. I have no doubt that someday you will be some kind of creative inventor/thinker/builder. Thinking outside the box. It is how you are made.

Yesterday, I loved what you said to the dentist when he told you that you looked like a young Leonardo dicaprio, with that (impossibly, thick) blond hair and those big blue eyes (the color of the sky.) He said, BOY, maybe you'll be an actor. And you said, naah...I'm going to be a Lego Designer.

I love you with all my heart.



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  1. Oh, if only our BOYs could build legos together! Happy Birthday, Boy! We will meet you some day!

  2. Boys...Lego...memories! Happy Birthday, BOY!

  3. I think when he grows up he's going to be a heart-stealer.

    happy birthday to your future Legos designer!

  4. Happy birthday to that wonderful BOY. You're doing a wonderful job with him.


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