Friday, December 19, 2008

Happy Birthday, Perry!

Lots has gone on since the last time I posted to the blog. The most special event, though, is tomorrow, and I just had to take a little time to post.

My one and only child is turning 6 tomorrow! His birthday is always so special to me because it is a day for me to really reflect on the wonderful little person that he is and how incredibly blessed we are to have him. Many of you know of our difficulties as we have tried for another child. These trials only remind me of what a miracle our little boy is! He definitely fills our lives and our hearts, and I can honestly say that if we never have another child, the Lord has truly given us more than we could have ever hoped for with this one!
The best way to describe P is to say that he has lots of personality! Since he was an infant, he has been very interactive and friendly. I sometimes say now that with his humor, intellect, curiosity, and energy, you either fall in love with him or he drives you crazy! : )
We are so proud of the boy he has become. Just to update you, he is reading like crazy now and loving it! His sports mania continues, and he is now playing basketball. The most excitng thing is that he really has a heart for God and finds awesome joy in praising Him, learning about Him, and serving Him. What more could we ask for?
I wanted to make a scrapbook of his birthdays and continue to add to it as he grows. Since I haven't done that yet, here is a little digital scrapbook. : )
Perry's first day -- Dec. 20, 2002.

The birth announcement picture.

Perry turns 1! We had a party at our house with all of our friends and family. Nana and Grampa made the trip from Ky, and Big Daddy, Gamma, and Auntie Amanda came from Fl. It was a cowboy themed party, and a great time was had by all!
Perry and Big Daddy at the party.

Happy birthday to Perry!

Hey, this stuff is tasty!

His 2nd birthday party was at The Little Gym. This one was a fire truck theme.

Playing ball with Daddy.

Perry's 3rd birthday was INCREDIBLE! : )
We were at The Little Gym again, and obviously, Perry was into The Incredibles at that time.
This picture is really cute to me because the little boy to Perry's right is still a good buddy and will be at his party tomorrow. They went to daycare together when they were 2, and we've stayed in touch since.

To celebrate P's 3rd birthday at Nana's house, we enjoyed a chocolate fountain with the cousins!

He's 4! His love of sports had begun by this time. He had a sports-themed party at The Little Gym. The cousins were all in town for this one, so it was extra-special.

The little pirate turns 5...

This party was at an inflatables place. Perfect for little boys with lots of energy!

These are some of his buddies from school. He is really establishing some great friendships now. These friends are really special because most of them will likely be in class together for many years to come. In fact, Perry went home with one of these buds just yesterday.

Happy 6th birthday, Little Man! We can't wait to make lots more memories with you!