Wednesday, April 21, 2010


I'm breaking my inadvertent but very necessary blog break to write a post for Calvin's birthday! I feel all teary eyed that my oldest is turning 5!!! Where has the time gone? Kindergarten is next year and I'm just not ready.

Dear Calvin,

I hardly know where to begin. You are such a funny and delightful son! You enjoy learning and have lots of questions about how things work and why things happen. Maps fascinate you and sometimes you ask me to draw them for you. You are a total ham and love nothing more than to make everyone laugh. You have a twinkle in your eye that won't quit! You have a ton of energy and keep us not only entertained but busy!

Calvin, you are so good at art and you love music. You frequently change what you want to be when you grow up but one thing remains, you want to help people. I think that's amazing. You continually inspire me with the way you handle your speech therapy and doctor's appointments - you are patient, cooperative, and gracious. I know it isn't always easy!

This year, you have really begun to verbalize your faith. You share many things with us and are concerned about others. Your simple belief and faith challenge me.

You are a great big brother (well, most of the time! :)). Watching you and your brothers enjoy each other brings me great joy.

You are such a blessing, Calvin. I love being your mom! And I love you always and forever. You are a special boy and I'm so glad you are my son - you are a wonderful gift from God. HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY!

Mommy (aka Alaina - as you like to occasionally call me!)


Margaret said...

Moments ago he said to me, "Margaret, when I grow up I want to be a sweet guy. *pause* I wan't to tickle people's feet."

I have no doubt he'll always be a very sweet guy, but I kind of hope he decides on a different area of expertise...

Margaret said...

Why did I put an apostrophe in want? I suppose it's the end of the semester and I'm running on not much sleep. I apologize for the glaring grammatical error.

Mama10EE said...

Happy Birthday dear Calvin!

Lana Joy said...

I can't believe how old the kids in the family are getting. Katie and Calvin and Susanna are 5! Maddie is 7. Chase is 7, too, right? It's awesome to see them all developing personalities. So much fun.

I hope you can get some rest after this week, Alaina!

liz nelson said...

happy birthday calvin!!

i love that guy.:) i of course love seeing him develop his drawing skills-- something i will always encourage!:)

Thad and Ann said...

Happy Birthday Calvin!! You are a special little guy, we love you!

JennaN said...

I can't belive he is 5 either! maybe I can finally meet him this summer?

Anonymous said...

That's wonderful, Alaina! Happy birthday to the dear little guy!!