Saturday, March 05, 2011

Happy Birthday, Sam!!!!!

Sam turned 7 today!!! I can't believe how fast my little (big) boy is growing up. For the first time ever, he helped to decorate his cake (which was a Hummer). Somehow we have graduated from Thomas cakes to the world of 4-wheel-drive vehicle cakes. :)

I thought it would be fun to list seven things I love about Sam, in honor of his 7th birthday.
  1. He has such a loving heart. He doesn't think himself too old to give me hugs and kisses (thankfully!) and he is very affectionate with those he loves.
  2. His big, beautiful gray-green eyes totally melt my heart.
  3. He is learning to be more responsible. He does a great job letting the chickens and ducks out every day and shutting them up at night, and collecting the eggs.
  4. He is a good eater and is becoming much more willing to try new and different things. He compliments my cooking, which is also really nice! :)
  5. He is very creative. He especially loves to draw and comes up with some very fun and interesting pictures!
  6. He is brave (at least a lot more than he used to be ;)). He'll go flying down our hill on his sled without fear, and does the same on his bike in the summer (trust me, it took quite a while for him to get to that point, which is one reason I'm so proud of his bravery now!).
  7. He is a good encourager. I've seen him take time to encourage others (including me!) when they're feeling down or struggling with something, and I appreciate that.
This boy is a lot of fun, and I am so glad God put him into our family. It is a blessing to watch him grow and learn, and we pray that he will one day be a man who loves and honors God above all else. Happy Birthday, Sam! We love you so much.


Anonymous said...

Wow seven! I should have known that, but it crept up on me. He is getting big. Happy Birthday Sam!

Linda K.

Mary Ann said...

Happy birthday to your Sam! He does sound like a fun, sweet boy. He has such a great smile :-)