Monday, July 12, 2010

For Collin


Dear Collin,

On Saturday you turned 4 years old. I can't believe what a big boy you are and how much you have grown and changed over the last year. You were so excited for your birthday ... and all you wanted was a case for your sunglasses. Just like Daddy's.

You are obsessed with crafts and projects. The day isn't complete without working on/completing at least one project. Most of the time they are projects you come up with on your own that involve crazy things like band-aid wrappers. But no matter the project you put your whole heart into it. You want it to be perfect. On occasion it doesn't turn out as you would like it to (because even though you are a perfectionist, you are still only 3 ... well now 4) and when this happens you get so upset. On some days mommy and daddy have to tell you no more projects because it is stressing you out too much.

Collin you are such a sweet, caring boy. You are always looking out for people. When we go on walks you can hardly take it when Sophie gets too far ahead or behind us. When we take just you to the store and you earn a treat for being good you always choose a treat for Sophie and Ruby too. Your sisters are your best friends and you would do anything for them. And you are always telling us that you love us.

You are a busy boy. You wake up early everyday. You no longer take naps ... unless you count the ones that you take on the couch. You like to swing on the swing set , play pretend, and ride your bike and your new scooter that you got for your birthday. You like to go places but you really are a boy who loves to be home. When we go to grandma's house it doesn't take very long before you start asking to go home. At home, when you aren't making crafts you are busy creating collections. The top of your dresser is full of various collections that you have created; rocks, papers, dinosaurs, trucks, and so much more!

You are such a smart guy. You know all your letters, and most of their sounds. You are always asking me to spell things for you. You are always telling us little facts about whatever it is you are interested in. Lately it has been dinosaurs.

I love you Collin. You are so special to our family. I love your smile, your laugh, your craziness, and your sweetness. I am so grateful for you.

Lots of love,
Mommy

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