Happy Birthday Kaden and Katherine! We love you so very much and are so proud of the young man and young lady you are becoming. Watching you grow and learn is more amazing than we ever thought possible.
Our sweet Kaden,
We are so proud of the little boy you are becoming. You are so full of energy and life. Everything you say is with enthusiasm and excitement. You are also so incredibly kind-hearted. Your tender heart is such a blessing to our family. Your compliments are so heartfelt and you hand them out very generously. Just the other day, you grabbed my cheeks, gave me a kiss, and said, "Mama you're so pretty." Melts.my.heart. If you have a nightmare and end up in bed with us, you want to kiss us all over and make sure we aren't scared and then pat our heads or our backs to help us fall asleep. "You happy Mama?" is something you say with just the sweetest little voice. Your vocabulary has really expanded in the last six months. Over the summer, you went from saying a few words at a time to talking in paragraphs. You LOOOVE to ask why. And you LOVE to ask how things work. You love counting to 20, although a few of the numbers at the end are a bit tricky. You are also very intrigued by letters and their sounds. You've known most of them for a while and you get so excited when you see them in your environment. You can be a pretty serious little guy, wanting everybody to follow the rules and wanting to help clean up wherever you are. We pray that someday you use these gifts to serve others with your hard work and diligence. There is not a day that goes by that we don't thank God for the opportunity to raise you. You are our favorite little boy in all the world.
Mama and Daddy
Your smile is contagious, and your eyes are truly the pathway to your soul. You LOVE life and want to experience every part of everything. You are the perfect combination of fearless and intuitive. You are brave and strong, and always obedient. You definitely are becoming a little more independent in your friendship with your brother. You have no problem setting him straight if you don't like what he's doing. For a while, if something or someone was in your way, you would very assertively say MOOP! We almost didn't want to ask you to politely say excuse me because you say it with so much enthusiasm that we can't help but giggle. We giggle almost as much when you say heli-chocker (helicopter). It's the cutest thing ever. You love people. You are so excited to meet new people and you will hand out hugs and kisses to anyone! You are very sensitive and you care greatly how people are feeling. You are also very independent. You enjoy picking out your outfits and do a very good job and you would probably cook dinner by yourself and run errands if we let you.:) You are very insightful. We can almost see your brain at work when you are concentrating on something. You love to learn. Letters and Sounds are something that you love to work on. It is so wonderful to see your mind make connections in your environment. You are such a smart little girl! Katherine, we feel like we are among the most blessed to be your parents and we pray that you grow daily in your love for your friends, family, and the Lord. We are so proud of you- you are beautiful on the inside and out.
Mama and Daddy