Then You Were FOUR

Happy birthday to our sweet boy!

I often tell people that Harvey is exactly what I pictured when I imagined having a little boy. From his blue eyes to his dimple chin. The way he deeply cares for those around him and destroys all the "nice" things we own. His crazy, neverending energy and how he can't sleep without his "special song."

He is all boy. Dirty, smelly, with energy that's often misunderstood. But he's also one of the sweetest little humans I have ever met. Brave, kind, empathetic beyond his years, strong and gentle, just like his daddy.

He doesn't know a stranger, and will hug just about anyone who will let him. He finds such joy in telling me and his sister that "we look beautiful today" even when we've just rolled out of bed. Really, he loves to hand out compliments and lights up when he sees others light up.

He's made us laugh harder than I ever knew possible, and has taught us so much about what it means to love without limits.

He came at the perfect time. And is often the peace in our home. I am so thankful that I get to be his mommy. He is such a gift.

Happy birthday stinks, you're our favorite boy.