Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy 9th Birthday Jack!

The day you were born.  I was, quite literally, in awe.  Of you, of your birth, of our new family, of the amazing blessing of your life.
Proud daddy!  Oh, how young Jeff looks:)

Your first birthday - in our first home on Brompton Ln. 

Your 3rd birthday.

4th - from left, Zachary, Madeline, Ella-Kathryn, you, and Noah.

Sadly, I couldn't find the 2nd, 5th, or 6th - there around here somewhere!  Today has been quite a day too - I forgot to use the bigger cake pans while baking your cake - cake burnt on the bottom of the oven making the house smoky for about 6 hours!   Ryan decided 30 minutes was long enough for a nap, when 2 hours is the norm, and then you fell and busted open your knee while riding you bike!  Oh my - the goodness is that you got to go hunt with your dad this morning and we're having your favorite chicken pot pie for dinner, followed by that chocolate cake that I managed to piece back together with an ungodly amount of vanilla buttercream frosting:) 
Jack, you are 9 today!  Amazing! 
  • You love the Lord and are seeking Him daily.
  • You love everything about God's creation - the animals, the woods, the ocean, all of it. 
  • You are a great big brother. 
  • You love your friends too.
  • You love your family - such a sweet, tender way that you want to be with your family most of all! 
  • You're a deep thinker, especially when it comes to theology.  Sometimes too deep for mommy - I need to go to seminary just to help you wade through your walk:)
  • You love candy and sweets (come by it honestly too.)
  • You are a great help around the house and are becoming an asset to daddy as you learn more about cars, yardwork, woodchopping and more!
  • While reading still isn't your "thing" you do love a good story and enjoy our read-alouds.
  • Your doing great in math!
  • You have quite a knife collection going and while it makes mommy nervous sometimes, you've been  very responsible with them.
  • You have an awesome artistic streak - can't wait to see how it develops as you continue drawing and painting.
  • You're a dreamer:) 
There's so much more to you sweet Jack!  Daddy and I love you so much and are in awe of who you are becoming as a young boy.   It's been fun watching you grow these past 9 years and we can't wait to see what's in store for you this one!   Happy birthday Jack!


Momma C said...

Happy Birthday Jack!

Aunt LaLa said...

Beautiful pictures! His birth was so special! The first Grand-child/Great-grandchild! It wasn't that long ago, but it feels long ago. I remember holding him for the first time at Karen's wedding. He is just such a wonderful person. I enjoy my time with him. Jack is a blessing to everyone! Happy Birthday Dear Jack!

Erin said...

Oh my goodness, this made me cry! So sweet! I can't believe he is NINE!