Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy 5th Birthday Lauren Elizabeth!

The morning of your birthday

Dear Ellie-bug,

Your laugh alone makes you the cutest 5 year-old on the planet. I love how you jump into our bed each morning with a if we aren't expecting you, which we so are! (after all, you're always the 1st to arrive!)

Watching you care for your little brothers is so completely sweet. You are already such a little Mommy. You love to show Gabe how to do things (even when he doesn't want you to ;)) and I honestly think you would hold Lincoln all day if I would let you.

The one thing I will never forget about this age is "the look" you give when you don't care for something. Daddy and I have to run from the room sometimes because we can't hold in the laughter. We know, we know, you don't care for chicken.

You are incredible. You smile is contagious. You laugh is even better. We are so blessed by God to have you in our lives. May He give us the wisdom and discernment to raise you to be an outrageous giver and to give Love Encounters to the world.

Guess what? I love you - It counts!


PS - Thanks for all your knock-knock jokes. They are the definition of original.

The evening of your birthday