Oh my little bear… I love so many things about you and I can’t wait to celebrate your 6 years of life today.
BRAVE: I love how brave you are. You love a challenge. While the rest of your family takes comfort in things we are familiar with, you love trying new things, even if it will take a while to master it. You begged to try the catcher position in baseball this fall – and turns out, you loved it!
CUTE: You are such a cute little bugger and you know it. I love the faces you make and the personality you add to everything. You bring the excitement to our household.
CONFIDENT: No matter what, you nail it. You walk into any room with confidence and are the opposite of a wall flower. If I ask you to get in character, you have no problem doing just that!
GENEROUS: I love how thoughtful and generous you are. It reminds me of my sister when I was growing up. She never hesitated if I asked to borrow her clothes or play with her new toys, even though I wasn’t always so quick to reciprocate. I see this in how you treat Landon like gold – always willing to give him your dollars if he wants to buy something, or like in the picture above when we took you out to lunch and when the bill came, you pulled a $5 you had tucked into your pocket and told us you wanted to pay for lunch. We love encouraging this generosity and spirit. This is definitely a trait God handpicked for you and it makes you so special.
SILLY: It makes my heart smile when I find random selfies you’ve taken on my phone or iPod, little reminders of your silly personality shine through with funny stories and crazy candid shots. Mini treasures that I stumble across unexpectedly in my days. I hope you always keep this silly playfulness in your personality and the world doesn’t soften this in you.
AWESOME: You are just awesome. You bring so much fun to our family. I’m amazed at how observant and smart you are. You don’t think like others, you think in your own special Brooksie way that is beyond your years. I love you Brooksie Matthew and can’t wait to sneak you out of school this afternoon to hit the mountains for a snow day (your birthday wish!)
Happy 6th Birthday Brooksie Bear!