Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Happy Birthday, Liam!

Luke and Liam meeting for the
first time - April 18, 2005.
Today’s post will not focus on teaching, reflection on teaching, or even reading. Seven years ago at 8:29 am Chris and I welcomed our youngest son, Liam, into our family. He was born on Chris’s grandma’s birthday and I love that they share that date. So today, I have to take a moment to wish my sweet son a happy birthday.

I am fascinated by how time can seem to have flown by so quickly and yet, I can barely remember a time without our loveable guy. I wish I could go back in time and realize our family was complete then so I would have appreciated all of those first and lasts a little more. Even so, I am beyond grateful that thus far I have loved each age the boys have reached more than the one they have left.

So Happy Birthday, Liam. Here are seven things I adore about you as you turn seven.
Liam's first birthday 
1. The way you say band-aid: damn-baid.

2. Your imagination and the way you create stories for your WWE wrestlers.

4. Your stubbornness – although it drives me crazy at times I know it will serve you well later in life.

5. How much you love your family – immediate and extended.

6. That you still love to dress up in costumes.

7. Your belief in magic.

 Babe, I hope you had a wonderful day!

Liam and "Ivan", his gorilla.