Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Happy 7th Birthday!

So, today is Jaden's 7th Birthday! Yes, 7th. (I'm trying to convince myself that it is true.) How can he possibly be 7 years old?!

I have thoroughly enjoyed the last 7 years with this child in my life. He has brought us so much joy, laughter, and love!

Here are a few things I want to remember and that I love about Jaden Landry West at this age!
  • He loves and takes care of his little brother.
  • He absolutely adores his daddy!
  • He loves his mommy, too (which of course I love!).
  • He started school this past year very enthusiastically! He was SO excited to get to go to Kindergarten. And now he's SO excited to get to go to first grade!
  • I love that he is always willing to tell me about school when he gets in the car.
  • He's finding he likes to read. And I love it when he reads to Jaxon.
  • He loves sports -- just about all of them. But he seems to have a passion for baseball. I'm pretty sure he's always thinking about baseball and has an unusual knowledge of the game for a 7 year old (I think).
  • He started playing the piano this year and really enjoys it. He's doing very well and continues to practice this summer. I love that his face lights up when our face lights up because we recognize a song he is playing.
  • He loves to swim; and he's like a fish -- always wanting to be in the water.
  • He loves to play games: board games, card games...and did I mention he likes baseball?
  • I love that he runs and hugs Jason or me after he hasn't seen us in a while, even if it has only been a couple of hours.
  • He likes to draw and do crafts, and has found a love for Legos this past year.
  • He loves to dress up and do shows at home and was very excited when he got to be in his Kindergarten program at school. We might have a little performer on our hands.
  • He can name all the players, their numbers and their positions of his favorite sports teams, mainly the Texas Rangers and Snyder Tigers football, basketball and baseball teams. But I don't know why that should surprise you -- he's been able to do that since he was two or three. :-)
  • He is a child of God and enjoys going to Bible class. I love to hear him sing in worship service, and know God's heart smiles when He hears it, too.
  • His laugh will make you laugh and his smile will melt your heart.
  • Sometimes he's just an all-around cRaZy kid!
  • I love the fact that God gave us such a wonderful child to raise and to love. We are so blessed to have him in our lives!
Happy Birthday, sweet boy! We love you!


Linda said...
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T.ERVIN said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY YESTERDAY SPORTS BOY WEST...Jim's birthday was yesterday also...

Tami said...

What a great kid!! Can't believe he's 7 either! Wasn't it just yesterday that he was born!! Love you Monkey!! Glad you had a great day!!

Joey said...

Can't believe it either! Hope your birthday was swell! So glad God gave you to us!

Oh, and I love the way that he runs and hugs me when he sees me and that he loves his Uncle Joey and Aunt Leslye!

We are proud of you!