Sunday, July 23, 2017

Happy 6th Birthday to Our Jacob Brian

My Dearest Boy,

Kindergarten is over and summer is almost through, which can only mean one thing… your birthday is here once again and you are SIX!  You can no longer count your age on one of your tiny hands and that makes me so incredibly sad.

Spending this past year with you and watching you learn and grow has been nothing short of amazing and we are so proud of your many accomplishments. 

You went through kindergarten like a BOSS, making new friends, learning new things, and making excellent grades.  You flourished this past school year once again and you didn’t seem to need much help from us in the learning department.  You had already learned to read books in their entirety back in Pre-K 4, and you managed to hone your reading skills even more this past year.  I swear, you must be reading on a third or fourth grade reading level. 

You are becoming more and more independent by the day, and we are loving every second since you were dependent upon us for so long. 

You are still a bit on the particular side, but you are learning to embrace change and go with the flow a little more.  You no longer need to have your plate, napkin, and silverware lined up just right before the prayer at dinner, and you have long let go of some of your other little idiosyncrasies.  But let’s not get ahead of ourselves...  you are your mother’s son so let’s face it: you will probably never like for your food to touch on your plate, and I promise to never judge you for that.  Haha.  We are just thankful that you no longer break down every single time something unexpected happens or when something doesn’t go your way.

You still adore music and you are constantly requesting songs on the way home from school.  Your current favorites are the Moana soundtrack, the Trolls soundtrack, and anything by Blake Shelton.

You are still making me wonder if you might have a photographic memory as you seem to remember every single little thing about every single little thing.  Whether it’s something major or it’s some tiny insignificant detail, you remember it.  It’s crazy. 

You still love for us to sit with you and pat you for a few minutes after you get in the bed, but you don’t necessarily need it like you used to, and that’s just one more reminder to me that you’re growing up.  These last few weeks, you have been asking me if I want to get under your covers with you while I sit with you, and I love it so much.  I happily oblige, and snuggling with you nose to nose has quickly become one of my favorite parts of the whole day.  You typically drift off to sleep within a few short minutes, and you stay in your own bed all night now… gone are the days of you creeping into our bed or into your sleeping bag in our room at 4 AM. 

You are still itty bitty, and I still love it because that just means that I can continue to hold you and pick you up for just a bit longer, which reminds me… you still give the best hugs.  Every night before bed I pick you up and you give me the biggest monkey hug… we like to call it that because you wrap your arms and legs around me.

You are afraid of nothing and I mean nothing.  Loud noises don’t bother you, dark rooms don’t bother you, bad storms don’t bother you (even ones that knock the power out), “scary” parts in movies don’t bother you, and crazy rides at amusement parks?  You adore them.  

You are our very own personal superhero!  You are funny, you love us so hard, and we are so glad that you are ours. 

Happy SIXTH birthday, baby boy!  You are and will always be our favorite little boy in the whole world.




  1. Happy birthday, Super J! Hope y'all are having a great weekend of celebration!

  2. Happy birthday Jacob! That's so cool about his memory!

  3. I hope he had a great birthday! That photo of him cracks me up. Such a sweet guy.

  4. Sweet boy! I hope he had the best birthday weekend friend.

  5. So sweet Lindsay!! It's so bittersweet watching them grow up! I know exactly what you mean when you say particular, that is Brayden too but he has slowly started going with the flow (sometimes) I love that he asks you to get under his covers! Happy Birthday Jacob!

  6. So sweet! I love the chalk board! I wish my writing was that nice! Happiest of happy Birthdays Jacob!

  7. What a cutie! I hope your birthday was nothing short of amazing, Jacob. I love this sweet letter to him.

  8. Such a sweet post and a nice little keepsake for him! I hope he had the best birthday!


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