I can't believe that you are nine years old today! The years are flying by too fast! I know I say that every year, but this year, it feels more true than ever.
Over the past year, you have grown and matured so much. You are becoming such a big boy!
You are kind, sweet, and dependable. You are curious about everything and want to know why things work the way they do. You still love to build and want to be an engineer when you grow up.
Your little brother looks up to you so much and you give him a good example to follow. Always remember that Kaden and your new little brother will want to be just like you, so continue to lead by example.
Eight was a big year for you. You completed third grade and loved every hands-on project you did. Mrs. Porter was an awesome teacher and you really enjoyed being in her class. You were Pele for a dress up book report and acted as Anthony Ashley Cooper in your school's wax museum. Our field trip for the year was to WonderWorks and we had a blast!
We went on a few vacations this past year. We spent a few weeks at the beach and also went to Sapelo Island. In the fall, we spent a weekend in Clemson. Our biggest trip of the year was a week at Disney World in January. It was so much fun!
You are such a sweet boy, and lately, you've become more and more affectionate. Daddy and I can't get enough of it! You love your family and your friends and I pray that you will always share the strong bonds you have with each of us.
You love Jesus and want to know more about Him. My greatest prayer is that you will always seek guidance from the Lord and follow His path for your life.
I am so proud of the boy you are becoming. It brings me so much joy to watch your grow and it is the greatest gift to be yours.
I love you more than words can say!