Sunday, July 10, 2011

For Collin

Dear Collin,

Today you turn 5 years old. What a big boy you are getting to be. It has been quite the year full of changes and growth for you! I am so proud of the little man you are becoming.

Collin you are such a special boy. You have a sincere love for everyone around you. Your sisters are still {and I'm sure always will be} your best friends. You don't quite know what to do when they aren't home. Along with your sisters, you have a great love for your Daddy and look up to him with such admiration. You treasure the one on one time that you get to spend with him whether it is going to the library or spending the afternoon watching motorcross racing.

You are still into crafting and collecting. The walls of our home are full masterpieces that you create as well as every spare inch of space in your bedroom. You come up with your crafts all on your own and then look to us for the materials ... making sure that we are carefully following the directions. You are still my little perfectionist!

You are such a smart boy. You have a love for learning ... especially facts. You know almost every dinosaur name out there and the amount of claws each one has. You are always amazing us with the various facts you know and your ability to remember them. You are going into Kindergarten this year and I know that you are going to do so well and love it.

Collin you have such a passion for life. You feel things so deeply ... whether it be your desire to always follow the rules, your need to do things just so, or your desire to get the latest and greatest toy that you have been eyeing. So many times you seem so much older than you are. But you are still only 5 and that causes conflict for you. However, you are working so hard to find a balance between your 5 year old self and your passion for life. Your Daddy and I couldn't be more proud of you.

Collin we love you so much. You bring so much joy and happiness into our life. We love your smile, your silliness, and your sweet and caring personality. You are great boy! I can't wait to see what the coming year holds for you. Happy fifth birthday buddy!

Lots of love,

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