This is always an extra special day for me. It's the day I became a mom. Theo became a dad. We welcomed our firstborn into the world with widely opened arms. What an exciting day it was. I will never regret not finding out the gender of our baby. It was THE greatest surprise to find out we were having a son....someone to pass down the family name. We never knew how much a heart could love until we saw our little Carter man for the first time.
The past five years have flown by! I can't believe the baby I brought home from the hospital almost five years ago is the same one who just started kindergarten. It makes me want to hold him close and not let go.
Each year, in lieu of a birthday card, I've written Carter (and Olivia and will do for Isaiah too) a letter. I hand write them out but wanted to share for posterity's sake what Carter is doing these days.
At five years old, Carter, you are THE smartest boy I know. You have such a love of learning and have enjoyed school already immensely. You are reading independently and daddy and I are amazed the words you know. Once you see a word, you don't usually forget it. You are writing and drawing all the time but sometimes need help writing your letters the correct way.
You spend hours during the week drawing and coloring. You create things all the time. Just yesterday, you built a cardboard house with a roof, chimney, people inside of it and even drew windows, doors and a doorbell on it! You love playdoh and moon doh and love the cut and glue anything you can get your hands on.
You are now starting to get away from your usual shows on t.v. and have discovered PBS. You love the show Super Why. We got you a super why kit for your birthday that included a mask, cape, and why writer and you've hardly taken that thing off since your party!
Lately, you are really into quantifying things. You are always asking me "How many is sixty?" Will Omaw stay for one hundred seven thirty two years?" You love coming up with the biggest number possible and want me to measure everything!
You love playing outside and are really into having playdates. You ask me every week to have a playdate with at least one or two of your friends. We love that you are so social!
You are such a good big brother (most of the time!) You love on Isaiah every day and tell him as much. You usually are pretty sweet to your sister but when she's acting like a diva, you're not such a huge fan of her :) You are generally a really good kid and are such a huge helper to us.
We love you so much Carter and are so blessed to be your parents! Happy birthday sweet man!!!