MAR
04

Happy Birthday, Logan! You’re 7!

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Dear Logan,

It is your birthday again! I’m actually a little late writing this, since you’re birthday is today and today is almost over.

But you might not know that you were born at 9:35 pm…so, you’re not really 7 yet. A little over an hour to go until it’s “officially” your birthday. But I know that doesn’t matter to you. The first thing you said when you woke up with morning, before I even had a chance to say good morning, was: “It’s my birthday!”

We had so much fun today eating vanilla cupcakes with nutella frosting (nutella is one of your favorite things to eat). You got Oregon Trail for the Wii for your birthday along with a few books and some cool Lego robots which kept you busy all afternoon.

This is you at the beginning of first grade, trying not to smile when I took your 1st day of school photo.

I can’t believe how much you’ve changed and grown since you turned 6. I close my eyes for a moment and you’re suddenly a big boy. A first grader! If I told you this, you’d be quick to remind me that you’ve been doing second grade work all year. And of course I won’t hesitate to tell you how proud I am of you!

You are the smartest kid I know. You know more about geography than I do. (You think that an Atlas or a non-fiction fact book about Mongolia equates a bedtime story. I disagree with you.) Your a super fab reader. You recently said that your least favorite subject at school is math, but you’re really good at that!

You started playing the cello this year at school and I think that is really neat. You look so cute with your little teeny tiny cello. You still play piano and you’re improving all the time.

Logan, you are really bummed that we are moving to Colorado this summer. And I’m really sorry about that. I know you love your school and your friends, but I promise you that we will have a great time in Colorado and that you’ll make some great friends there. I can’t wait for this new adventure that we get to go on as a family!

I know that it isn’t easy being a big brother. Some days you get along so well with Madeline and other days she annoys the heck out of you. She annoys me too sometimes (Don’t tell her I said that!), but it’s still important to be nice and to remember that she really does love you. This evening she painted you several Happy Birthday pictures and gave you lots of kisses on the check. She can be really sweet sometimes…I know you’re working on remembering that.

You have been such a great helper to me lately. I really appreciate all the times you’ve practiced your team work with me and done what I’ve asked you to do right away with such enthusiasm. It makes being a mom so much easier.

I love you so much! Congratulations on turning 7!

Love,

Mom

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12

Happy Birthday Madeline!

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Dear Madeline, Today is your birthday! You are FOUR. The past four years have flown by. Some days it seems like just yesterday you were my cute chubby baby, happy to cuddle your days away – though you still want your “mommy cuddle” on a nightly basis. Other times I feel like I can barely [...]