~My beautiful boy~ ~Presley's first Christmas (3 weeks old)~
~Joseph's first sailing trip~
~1st day of Kindergarten~
~First day of 1st grade~
~Royce and Joseph at Thomas The Train Ride~
~Joseph's first grade Picture~ ~1 yr. old picture (still in the window at Danny Lee photography)~ ~Joseph and Royce in the tub~
you memorized your life verse
you started Awana and you love it!
you finished 1st grade
you have read over 100 books
you learned to ride a bike
you played goalie on your soccer team for the first time
you starting eating mom's chicken pot pie (yay!)
your new favorite flavor is chocolate...it had always been vanilla!
you jumped off of the diving board this summer for the first time
you lost 4 more teeth!
you learned to swim underwater
you started using Listerine..your own choice. :)
you started using daddy's cologne..again your choice
you watched star wars for the first time
star wars became your favorite movie, game, toys, etc.
you were in the Madison newspaper
you got your first kiss from a girl at school (her name is Lena, and she kissed you on the playground)
you started riding the bus to school
you were able to start riding without a booster seat, but i still keep you in one.
you began reading chapter books, and you have a sincere love and appreciation for reading.
you have discovered that science is your favorite subject.
you want to be a doctor or a scientist (the sky is the limit, precious one)
you still love butterfly kisses
"bubbly" by colbie calait is our song
Joseph, these are just a few of the many things that you have done this year. I am sure i will think of thousands more after i post this...but hopefully this will be a reminder to you of how much you are growing and changing everyday. It certainly reminds me of how quickly this time is passing with having you here at home with me. Today is your 7Th birthday and your first day of second grade. I am excruciatingly aware of you growing up too fast on days like today. Much to my chagrin, it never gets easier beginning another school year or having another birthday.
You have stolen my heart, dear Joseph. You are my prince, forever, and ever and i will eternally be smitten by your presence.
~with humble thanks to our Creator,