Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Peyton!

Wow, its UNBELIEVABLE to me that Peyton has a birthday today and that he's turning 5! I know its cliche but my how the time has flown! Receiving the gift of him, has been one of the most priceless blessings of my life and I'm thankful to have been blessed with him! This little guy is a real joy! This morning we went to celebrate his birthday at Krispy Kreme, his request was for a donut with sprinkles!

Picnik collage
Picnik collage

His one wish for his birthday was a Spiderman...I have no idea where the obsession with that came from, since he's never seen the movie or any shows with Spiderman...but he was pretty much dead set on getting one. He loved it immediately...I think we scored for sure!
Picnik collage

In this past year he's learned to ride a bike well, to write his name, recognize sounds of letters and what letter words start with. He also began sleeping on the top bunk, getting up and going potty first thing when he wakes up. He's memorized over 35 Bible verses thanks to musical CD's like Seeds of Worship and Steve Green's Hide 'Em In Your Heart...we listen to them all the time in the car. He loves to help me cook, measuring ingredients and stirring them up is real fun for him. Anything to do with digging or climbing is another favorite past time from the year, and I'm sure it will remain that way for years to come! Every night he begs Adam to wrestle around on the floor with him, its one of his most favorite things to do and Adam loves to do it!! This year was also a first for him with sports, he played soccer this fall and had a bit of a slow start but ended up LOVING it and since the season finished a few weeks ago, he still asks, "do I have a soccer game today?" His favorite tv shows have been Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Little Einsteins, and Curious George...the movies he asks to watch most often are Ratatouille and any of the Toy Story movies. The thing I'm most proud of him for is how he's come out of his shell over the past months as he's had to make new friends and get to know new people, even just in the past weeks he's talking to adults more on his own without being prompted by Adam or myself. Another amazing thing is to hear him actually pray for us (at dinner or bedtime) and to hear his requests to God and the things that he's thankful for...the cute ones I can think of right now are: "Thank you God for our stove, so Mommy can make us tastey meals" and "thank you God for my cozy bed!" He regularly prays those! But he's also good about asking God for things and its neat for Adam and I to hear what he's thinking, what a treat it is for us!

So on this November 16, 2011, we say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our sweet lil' guy! We love you so much!


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