Monday, March 05, 2012

Kellen's 6!

Dear Kellen,
You turned 6 last month.  Oh, how time is flying.  You've lost 3 teeth already.  You are getting close to being able to read.  I love watching you learn.  I love your curiosity.  You always ask to do experiments and you love vinegar and baking soda!  You still have lots of questions (although, thankfully, not as many as when you were 2 and nearly drove me crazy!)

You sure have a love for Star Wars.  That's the kind of cake you wanted.  You liked the idea of decorating with your "guys" and you wanted to do it.  And, what a story you had to tell about what was happening on that chocolate cake.  I love your imagination.

You couldn't wait to have your friends over.  You've talked about it for months.  We decided on a lego star wars theme.  What other option there would be this year, I'm not sure.  It's pretty much your only choice of activity.  As you grow, it's so fun to see how you build differently, with more direction and planning.
 Even Dad helped with party preparations, and took more care than I was giving the "Pin the Lego Man Together" game we made. Ah, a labour of love.
 You were excited about the new K'nex monster trucks I got for a building race.
 You love to win and aren't so sure about the losing, so that was a bit tough when you a Jaxson finished right behind the other team.  But you are growing up and handle those disappointments a little better every time.
 You thought it was so funny to put one of the bad guys under the little ship.  I'm love your silliness and your laughter.
 You asked for a pinata, which I didn't think we'd be able to arrange, but you are lucky to have Auntie Andrea, who made the dream come true.  You loved the pirate ship.

Kellen, I'm so thankful for you.  You teach me so much.  Sometimes through challenges and sometimes with your thoughtfulness.  You have such a sensitive soul, its usually pretty easy to correct you.  You don't like feeling like you did wrong.  You love so sweetly, especially your little sisters.  Lanelle hurt her knee at your party and cried and cried.  She finally recovered when you hugged her and asked if she wanted tickles.  Seems you are the only one who can cheer her up sometimes.  And Neve, well, I can already see how she thinks the world of you and wants to be just like you.  I love when you do things like sing her to sleep when she was crying in her carseat or share a banana with her.  You are the best big brother they could ask for. 
 You two are so sweet, always wanting to sleep together.  Who manages to fall asleep like this? and to sleep this way for hours?  haha!

So glad you are my boy.  Love you always, Mom

1 comment:

Angela said...

LOVE your little dedications to them as they grow! I was giggling because I got two recent pictures of Kellen and noticed that he has a new, stick his tongue through the teeth grin. So cute. He'll have to enjoy it the short time he'll get to do it!