Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Patrick's 4!

Dear Patrick,

I can't believe you are 4! We met you just after you turned 1 and it doesn't seem possible that so many years have passed. You've been patiently waiting for what seems like forever for your birthday to be here and now it's today!

You are such a sweet and responsible boy. I love that you help set the table. I love that you enjoy watching the food network with me. I love that you ask for pasta with red sauce. I love that you want to hang out with me and read books or run errands. I love that you ask for kisses and hugs. I love that you frequently ask to sit on my lap. I love the way you love your brothers.

You did so well in school this year and you continue to learn so much. You have grown and developed like crazy and I sometimes wish you would just stay little. You are kind and loyal and your laugh is contagious. You are quick to remind us about singing and praying and reading devotions. And you are such a good helper.

This past year you helped us welcome Titus into our family and you love him SO much that you are pretty sure we don't need any more babies. You learned to ride your bike and recognize letters. You are such a water bug and you loved the beach and continue to enjoy the swimming pool.

Patrick, you have brought so much joy to your dad and me. I'm so glad God chose YOU to be our son. We can't imagine it any other way! I love you always and forever, no matter what.

Happy 4th Birthday, Patrick!



Gretchen said...

Sweet post. :) Happy Birthday Patrick!

Mama10EE said...

Happy Birthday Patrick! What a handsome man you are turning in to!

Alaina--I can't believe you've had him for almost three years. It seems like yesterday. That was a beautiful post.

Debbie B said...

Happy Birthday Patrick!
He sounds like such a sweetheart.

stephanie said...

Happy Birthday, Patrick! Can't wait to see you all next week.

Jodee Leader said...

Happy Birthday, Patrick! Such a sweet post too!

Courtney said...

Happy Birthday Patrick. I love the post that you did!

Margaret said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Patrick!

kitzkazventure said...

Happy Birthday Patrick! Alaina that last picture of you two makes me just tear up! How precious....I love the JOY! :)

Rona's Home Page said...

Happy Birthday! You're a terrific looking family!