I don’t think we could have celebrated Nick’s birthday more than we did today. It started with a munchkin birthday tower at home.
Followed by cupcakes with his fellow summer campers later this morning.
Followed by take-out lunch from Panera (his choice).
Followed by a stop at a local ice cream store.
Followed by dinner at The Melting Pot with his Dad, Madeline, and I (again, his choice).
Followed by birthday cake at home tonight with friends.
I wanted him to feel celebrated on his special day, and I do believe we were successful. He said this birthday was awesome, and he was surrounded with friends and family all day. What could be more perfect?
I look back over this last year and am amazed by how much you’ve changed.
We’re getting sneak peaks at the young man you’re going to be, and I couldn’t be more proud. You are sweet, polite, warm, and friendly. Your smile is big and it lights up your whole face. You are thoughtful and considerate, and are a great big brother to your sister. Even though you guys sometimes bicker, you look out for her and protect her like no other.
This upcoming year is a big year for you, the last one in your school. You’ll have new challenges, and will be closing out old chapters and starting new ones. You’ve made some wonderful new friends in the past year, and continued strengthening friendships from last year.
You have continued with soccer, making this your 6th year of playing, and have become a bit of a maniac on the field. In the very best possible way.
You discovered new fondness for Math and Science, subjects you once hated, and have your sights set on being a doctor. Or in the Secret Service. Depending on the day.
You have a quiet heart, are very observant, and are cautious about letting people in. You are very protective of those you love the most, and although that is a challenge sometimes, that makes those that you guard very lucky.
You are one of my biggest cheerleaders, and I am forever grateful. You made me a Mom, and I’m so happy to have you by my side in our journey. We love you! xoxo
DISLIKES: early bedtimes, chores, surprises
Please join me in wishing Nick a happy 10th birthday!
A look back…
When he turned nine …
When he turned eight …
When he turned seven…
When he turned six…
When he turned five…
When he turned four…
When he turned three…