Monday, June 28, 2010

Six! My baby is 6!

Dear Kamden,

Today, at 12:55pm, you turn six years old. Of course I will say that time has flown since that moment the doctor laid all 8lbs 3 oz of you on my chest because it really and truly has.

You went from a baby with chubby cheeks constantly signing "eat" to this handsome boy. Not toddler, not preschooler but boy. I blinked, seriously.

Hazel eyes

And what a boy you are. Full of spunk and energy and joy. Pure unadulterated joy. It exudes from you most of the time but lately, as you mature, your temper is coming out. I have no idea who you got that from (looks around innocently).

Most of the time, however, your smile is contagious. Your laugh lifts my heart and spirit. Your adorable face is a beacon of happiness. No matter what I am doing, I see your face and I can't help but smile.

I love that smile

I cannot imagine our family without you. We now know that you are a miracle, that Mommy's fertility was on the down slide when you came along. This thought often this takes my breath away. Life without you in it? I don't even want to fathom. You completed this family in the most perfect way possible.


This year was a big one for you. Your started Kindergarten back in September as very shy introverted little guy who barely said peep for months in class.

You came out this past Friday a changed boy. At your Kindergarten graduation, we saw you joking and laughing with your classmates, sing every song and do (almost) every action and answer a question for the teacher in front of not only your entire class but the 50 or so parents and grandparents there too. That your teacher selected you first to answer was a sign of how proud she is of how far you have come too. Though her pride can't hold a candle to Mommy and Daddy's.


This spring, you started soccer. Gone was the shy boy who wouldn't even go into the gym when we tried to take you to Tae Kwon Do in September. The first day of soccer you raced out onto the field and played your heart out. On the field, you become aggressive (in a good way, no goons here) and assertive. The change in you is phenomenal. Soccer is your thing. It's been so wonderful to watch you find something you love. And I have to say that this Mommy gets pretty excited to watch you score goals and make spectacular dives on defence. However, I promise not to become one of those competitive mothers coaching from the sidelines (Daddy is good at keeping me in line).

Squinty eyes

Six years old, you are. And what fun it's been to watch you change and grow over these past six years.

While you changed by leaps and bounds, your need for a steady stream of snacks has not. While you no longer sign "eat" when you want a snack and instead verbalize what you would like, you are still and always will be my little snacker.

You are a wonderful son, brother and friend.
We love you, sweet boy, exactly as you are.

Happy birthday,

Love Mommy


Anonymous said...

Awww, he's such a gorgeous little guy!! I wish I could meet him in real life.

You really do have lots of birthdays all close together in your fam, don't you?! Cool :-)

Happy 6th Birthday, Kamden!

Cheryl said...

his skin is porcelain like....beautiful Kami!
He is a great great kid,and coming out of his out grade 1!
Happy b-day Kamden

Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

Happy 6th Birthday Kamden! You've got a great kiddo there. Glad he found himself in kindergarten.. it can be such a magical year

Angella said...

Great post (and photos) Kami!

Happy, happy birthday to the both of you. ;)

Ashley said...

Happy Birthday!

Elaine A. said...

Happy Birthday Kamden!

I love that first shot of him - those eyes!

And I'm so glad he's 'come out of his shell' this year!

Such a handsome boy. :)

Kristin said...

What a great tribute. You captured him at this age so well, it will be great to look back on as the years add on. Happy Birthday Kamden!

Misty said...

It's been a joy to watch him grow from here.....

Happy Birthday to him (and to you)

xo M.

R Royal Family said...

sniff, sniff. Beautiful post Kami! He has come along way hasn't he? It is very hard to believe it has been 6 years (thats TWO hands!), we are priviledged to have been able to share in those years and look forward to many many more.

Happy BIRTHday to both of you! Hope you had a great day!

nicole said...

My blog reading has been spotty lately. So I'm commenting on one post in reference to more than one.

What handsome sons you have! That youngest one just about makes me melt!

I also think Uggs are hideous. And will not be wearing skinny jeans ever.

I blog rather inconsistently these days and am okay with that.


Karen MEG said...

Happy belated birthday, Kamden,you beautiful boy - doing your Mama so proud!

You know, Kami, I just realized that our babies are the same age!!! Little G starts Grade 1 in September too (duh) and she also blossomed in Sr. K this year...unbelievable how quickly time passes. And how quickly babies grow *sob*

Patty said...

Wonderful tribute to your son...brought tears to my eyes.