Thursday, July 18, 2013

6 years old.

Last week we celebrated Jake's 6th birthday. We had two parties. One was at Nana's pool  where we got to also celebrate Sydnee and Olivia's summer birthdays.  It was a 3 in one party with the cousins. The day of his birthday, we partied Star Wars style.  All was filled with family and friends.  God has surrounded all of us with his rich love.  From him all blessings flow.

Jake, we are so proud of you and all the special qualities about you.  You are curious about everything and love to have a plan. Not bad characteristics!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

First goal

Before I forget, I want to officially document the day (April 27, 2013) my oldest son scored his first goal in soccer.

I got to witness first hand what doing something for your team does to building confidence. It feels good.  I think we are designed to be a part of something much bigger than ourselves.

I hope that raw moment will be forever etched in my brain. It was an instant transformation of witnessing "I can".

I truly don't care how or if any more goals are scored. Like every other parent, we want our kids to know that they are good enough to do anything they set their minds to.

Jake, we are proud of you. And we hope you are even more proud of yourself.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Oh, the places you'll go.

It's a magical moment. A right of passage. Almost worthy of cake and ice cream in my world. It's moving from little boy to boy.

The freedom from being dependent on those two extra wheels on the side of your bike, to going places. Faster and quicker.

Grandpa said it best,  "he just opened up a whole new chapter in life."

I've known that you could do this for a long time, Jake.  My secret little trick to get you to do it?  "Caleb, do you want to try riding this bike with no training wheels?"