Thursday, June 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Joshie!

Dear Joshie,
Today you are 5. I sit here shaking my head because I can’t figure out where the past 5 years have gone. You were my first little boy and my introduction to a good sleeper, peeing standing up (and outside), football, and hockey. I was so nervous to have a boy since I only had sisters and I didn’t really know anything about boys, but you have made raising a boy seem like a walk in the park!

This past year you started flag football, which was a highlight because since you were old enough to understand, your dad has been telling you that you could play football when you were 4. So last fall we signed you up and you were on the Dublin Browns team. I don’t like football…I didn’t understand it and I thought it was so boring. But I LOVED watching you play. You were the youngest kid out there and yet you were so fast! You wanted to play again in the spring league, so Daddy coached your team (the Hilliard Titans) and you guys were undefeated during the season! You also got to play in the Horseshoe! You loved being in that tournament and were so sad when you lost and had to go home. You were one of the best players on the team! Everyone commented about how fast you were and shocked to learn that you were only 4 years-old. You were so good that you’re going to play on the all-star team in July!

You have also started t-ball. You weren’t supposed to start because you missed the cutoff age by just a little bit, but since Daddy and Noah’s daddy were coaching, we signed you up anyway. Again, you’re one of the better kids on the team! But I know you don’t like it near as much as football!

You have such a huge heart…I know one day you’re going to make some girl so very happy! One night when I was picking up some stuff upstairs you heard me say “ouch,” and you heard me tell Daddy that I ran into something. You were sitting on the couch with daddy and I heard you tell him “I’ll be back in a minute.” You came upstairs and brought me a Diet Coke to help me feel better. You are such a sweet boy!

You love playing with Kylie, although this year you have migrated more towards Ryan since he loves playing football and baseball with you. You’re not really into playing school which is all Kylie wants to play :) But you are a great little brother to her, and when you’re not in his face, you’re a great big brother to Ryan :)

Your friends in the neighborhood right now are Tony and Noah, and Wyatt at church. You like Isabella at church and we all hope that someday you really will marry her :)

This fall you will start Kindergarten. I can’t believe that you’re old enough! Although I’ve always been worried about how you’ll do and what we’ll expect of you because of how much Kylie has loved and excelled in school, I now truly believe you will be great. You can read a little bit already and have such a great grasp on math because of all the sports scores you’re constantly adding up! I don’t get colored pictures from you anymore, I get the scores and the teams from recent games you’ve had going on in your head :)

I couldn’t have asked for a better little boy and I hope you always know how much I love you! Thank you for being the special boy that you are and I can’t wait to see what the next year brings!

Happy 5th Birthday!



Sherry said...

Happy 5th Birthday to Josh!! And you are printing out your letters to the children right? they are beautiful, so full of details and mostly so full of love!!!

Daddy Dan said...

I agree that your letters are filled with love. Happy Birthday to Joshie! I can't believe he's 5!