Saturday, December 13, 2008

Happy 8th Birthday, Alexander!

Happy Birthday, Alex. You were such a lovely baby. You were the cuddliest, sweetest, little bundle of love born in the cold of December. I remember snuggling with you through the winter evenings and nights while snow storms blew just outside the window. We loved the blizzards because they were beautiful and we had everything we needed right there at home--we had blankets and books and warm hot chocolate and diapers and flannel pajamas and each other. Let it snow!

Now, you are so grown up and you have become such a help around the house. You like to wash pots and mop floors and load the dishwasher. You draw so well. Without fail, you thank me every night for making dinner (even if all I did was order pizza). You're great at assembling things and you make the coolest stuff out of scrap wood and leftover hardware. It is such a joy to watch you grow!

We love you, Alex. Happy Birthday!