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.
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!)