11 July 2012


this here kiddo made six on sunday.

we celebrated with games and frosted cake and presents in a smallish family gathering. note to future self: do the cake first, or little em will race lickety-split through the docket till we reach the part where he gets to eat cake.

little em's favorites at age six:
-franklin books
-rolling out play dough pies
-his nine year old brother
-anything under the general heading of baked goods
-bikes and slides and tire swings
-peanut butter cups
-coloring at the library's kid-sized tables

when i think back on our past year together, it makes me want to take a nap. still, he's bright and tenacious and lathered in charm, and that recipe aimed in the right direction could amount to a boy who revolutionizes his planet.

we're dreaming big for this one, itching to see what all God unveils in his life. happy sixth, m.


kendal said...

congratulations, m! happy birhtday from a big fan.

Joy said...

so sweet. when i see his little face, i see the picture of redemption. God's grace. and, also, i see nap potential.

amy luella said...

reminds me of praying with you all last year before this time for you to be able to celebrate his 5th in indiana with his family, and that prayer was given. that first photo/smile of his is beautiful. there's contentment, pleasure, and peace there. "that recipe aimed in the right direction could amount to a boy who revolutionizes his planet"--you've got that right! he is so fortunate to have earthly parents loving him and dreaming for him big.

happygirl said...

Happy Birthday em! Six is the BEST. YOU are going to rock SIX. His faves sound wonderful, I mean, who doesn't love a baked good. :)

Jennifer said...

Such a beautiful post and what a precious boy! Many blessings to you and your family. :-)

Captain Murdock {Godwilladd.com} said...


He sounds much like one of my little men. Can't wait to see what God has in store.

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday, M! What a year! And many more adventures to come. :-)

Southern Gal said...

Happy Birthday to Em! He shares a birthday with our granddaughter who decided to grace us with her appearance on Sunday. A good day.

Marie said...

alas, i also have a love of all things under the heading of "baked goods"!

amazing that a year has passed so quickly!

blessings to M and your family this upcoming year:)

Nicole said...

happy birthday sweet boy!! ...his six sound awesome!! may God bless you with many more years:)

Mommy Emily said...

lol i love what joy said: "i see the picture of redemption. and also, i see nap potential." yes, friend. me too. i think you deserve a nap. and i love this little boy you've taken in, and the way all of your loving on him is making him glow and grow. you are doing a good thing. you are doing kingdom work. love you.

grey rose (they/them) said...

happy birthday, little man. hooray for celebration! xo

Heather said...

I totally get him on the cake thing :)