He’s all in, all the time. He has a memory like a steel trap, and loves to discuss the deep theological things of life in a way I’ve never experienced in a kid, and rarely in an adult. He keeps me on my toes and in continual prayer, and has been instrumental in shaping my awareness of my own weaknesses. My easiest baby, he has grown into a fiery, determined, independent spirit with an unrivaled set of lungs and the biggest blue eyes with long dark lashes that get me every time. He loves people, stories and exploring, and is so excited to be five, old enough to join his bigger siblings at school!
All he wanted for his birthday was for a few cousins to come over for a water fight.
Unfortunately, this guy who has been sick less than a handful of times in his life had been sick for more than a week leading up to his birthday and all the excitement had him fully done in by the time we got to dessert.
Good thing I got a picture of him with his “Sonic” Rice Krispie creation earlier in the day :) If you’ve ever hated cleaning up half-eaten cake with crumbs everywhere after a parties-worth of kids is through, I highly recommend making the switch to Rice Krispies. So easy to shape, addictively delicious with icing, and virtually crumb-free – thank you to my friend Carla for this life-changing tip!
Four was quite a year. We are looking forward to five.