Monday, August 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Tate!

You are five.  

I cannot believe it. 

Four was so much fun!  But I'm really looking forward to all that five brings, too. 

You continue to LOVE baseball, video games, dogs and all things racing.  Your favorite food is grilled cheese (which you call girl cheese), and pizza.  You have gotten much more adventurous when it comes to food.  

Your love all animals, especially dogs and penguins.  You are very interested in learning about animals, but you're pretty intimidated by most of them.  Except dogs.  You have yet to meet a dog you don't like. 

You love your hermanos in Nicaragua and ask when we will move there. 

You have a love/hate relationship with Theo.  You like to boss him around and most of the time he takes it just because he likes to be with you. 

You are learning Spanish and just figured out how to roll your "Rs". 

Your great grandma Ann's dog, Dotty, is your favorite dog in the whole world.  You are always concerned that she's going to be big (but she won't...she's a papillon). 

You hate the Yankees and Steelers.  We've taught you well. 

You love the Seahawks and Mariners. 

You started preschool this year and you loved every minute of it.  You did very well, making tons of friends and always following the rules. 

You are very, very concrete. 

You spent time in Korea, Nicaragua and the states this year.  You liked Nicaragua and the states but Korea wasn't your favorite. 

Your favorite question is, "But what if it's not?"

I love you so much, and have really enjoyed spending this past year with you.  You bring a joy to my life that will never dim or fade.  Your sweet, compassionate spirit continues to grow and I believe, wholeheartedly, that the Lord is going to move mountains through you. 

I love you, Tate. 


Britney said...

Great post! Girl cheese. Ha ha ha!