21 March 2013


My oldest turns six today. Every time I get a little sniffly about it, my husband says,
"We better have a six year old, we're about to have our fifth kid."

This boy. I can't handle how much I love this kid.
Five has been the best age so far, and I imagine it's only going to get better.
He's funny, and tender, smart and silly. He's creative and dreams big.
Also, he's got a little personality in there somewhere. 

thanks for being you. Amazing and sweet and quirky.
You have a sense of style, I love how deeply you think, how you pray for others in need, 
how you try your very best all the time. You are so talented in so many ways -
you seriously blow me away on a daily basis. 
Thanks for keeping us on our toes, for making us laugh,
for asking big questions, and for at least pretending you like what I make for dinner.
Every little thing about you makes my heart sing a little song.
I love you so much, buddy,
happy birthday.

p.s. i know you want a cell phone so you can "check facebook and look at the weather", but it's just not happening. sorry.
p.p.s. how do you even know about facebook?!


  1. We had our fifth when our oldest was six too. Good times :). Happy Birthday, Lute! He looks like a keeper!

  2. Probably learned it wherever he learned about blogs. He told me your nickname should be 'blogging mama'. What six year old knows about blogs??? He amazes me too and I've been a little sniffly today thinking about him. Can't we stop him from growing up? He is an amazing kid. I love him so much.

  3. how stinkin cute! he wants to check the weather haha. love little kids :)

  4. Hahaha how cute! Happy birthday to little Lute! :)

  5. I've been a follower for a while but never commented before. But I have to comment on how absolutely adorable Lute is. He is seriously one of the most amazingly cute kids I've ever seen. So congratulations on that! And Happy Birthday Lute!!!