Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Michael

It's been 6 years since you entered our lives, changing them forever for the better.  I try not to think about the fact that you are 1/3 of the way to 18 because it makes me sad when I realize how fast time is flying by.  I want to freeze so many moments with you so I can replay them over and over in my head.

This year has been a big one for you.  You started kindergarten in the fall and rode the school bus by yourself for the first time.  You are now quite a pro at riding the bus and happily come down the steps each afternoon.  You learned to read and can now write some words by sounding them out.  I love to sit and listen to you read to me, Dad or Katie.

Last summer you learned to swim by yourself.  When we went to the pool for the first time this season, you showed that you haven't forgotten anything and have even made progress, like jumping into the deep end without someone being there to catch you.

Your love for building Legos has grown and you can now put most of them together alone if you put your mind to it.  I can just stand there watching you play with them and rebuild them to make new creations.  Your imagination is an amazing thing.

You and Katie spend most of your time wanting what the other one has but once in a while, you play nicely together.  When you do, this warms my heart.  I can see that you truly love your sister and will be her protector in years to come.  She looks up to you, which is why she follows you around and wants to do what you do.  Enjoy it now while it lasts.

Michael, you are growing into a wonderful little boy but you still have lots of hugs and kisses for Dad, Katie and I.  Your sweet nature is one of my favorite things about you.  I love when you hug me and tell me I'll always be your best mommy.  We all love you very much and so happy you are a part of our family.  Happy Birthday!!


Beth said...

Happy Birthday Michael! What an awesome letter, Karen, and a great kid. :-)

LauraC said...

Happy happy birthday Michael!!

Maria said...

Happy Birthday Michael! You have an awesome Mommy!