Today is this little guy's birthday. I can't tell you how much we love him. There are so many things I love about him, but I'll share just a few and a story or two.
-He has one dimple. It's on his left cheek. Lindsey has one dimple, too. They inherited it from my mom's dad. I love that connection to him. I never had the chance to meet him, so it's fun to see him in my kids. That dimple gets James out of a lot of trouble.
-On Sunday James was throwing rocks over at the neighbors' house. Matthew saw him and went out to tell him to stop. As soon as he got out there, James threw one last rock. It hit the wall, bounced off, and hit him on his lip. you can see it in the picture above. That would be a lesson learned for most kids. James is not most kids.
-This morning on our way back from dropping Matthew off at school James started whining for his doggie and blankie that he had left at home. He kept repeating, "My doggie! My blankie!" over and over. I told him he had to wait to get them when we got back to the house. This didn't pacify him. So I said, "James, I can't magically poof them into the car." James replied, "Don't poop in the car, Mom." Fortunately, I didn't and he stopped complaining about his dog and blanket.
-Everything is awesome to this kid. Everything.
-He is happiest when helping. Hopefully this stays with him throughout life.

We love you, James!


Laurie, the girls and Scott said...

Happy birthday James! I'll always remember getting a text eeeeearly in the morning of Friday the 13th saying your name wouldn't be Abby. We're so glad you came out as you instead!

The Mallory's said...

I love "my James!"

Delaney was talking about her James today. She wanted to know where he was.

I WANT YOUR CAMERA AND YOUR PHOTO TALKING SKILLS!! I love all your pictures. You really know how to capture your kids. I can't wait to see them again.

monica said...

Thanks! But I can't take credit for the picture in this post. Kristen took it for me at the game the other night.

James was talking about Delaney and Holly the other day, too. He losts (misses) them.