Monday, April 17, 2017

Happy 8th birthday JJ!!

JJ, We love you so much!  You are such a blessing in our lives and we are so proud of you. 

You are kind and a hard worker.  You love to play basketball, golf and attend or watch about an sporting event...just like your Daddy.  You are also a thrill seeker-the faster and wilder the challenge, the more excited you are about doing it.  This makes you a great partner for Daddy most of the time, but sometimes I'm in on the "fun" too. 

It is hard to believe that you are 8 years old.  We've seen so much growth in you over the past couple of years.  God has grown your confidence so much.  My shy little boy who always let me (or Sydney!) do the talking for him is no more.  You have great friends and a wonderful attitude that others notice and comment on.  You have truly taken our encouragement to be a shining light seriously!

At 8 you also love food, top choices being ribeye, prime rib and bacon burgers!  Playing and hanging out with Sydney and Luke are at the top of your list.  You are an awesome big brother and little brother at the same time.  God made you the perfect middle child and you think of that as a huge too!  Your closest friends are Conner, Joseph, Caleb, Bryant and Calvin.  You are always looking forward to our next adventure-whatever that may be.  This summer you are looking forward to time with family, days at the pool, basketball camps and church camp.  I am also counting down the days... 

We love you JJ.  God made you so special & it's an honor to be your mom and are the best!