Friday, October 29, 2010

Preparing for a Birthday

Early birthday gift from Memaw and Papa. Cooper was thrilled with his new glow in the dark pajamas.

Tomorrow Cooper turns four. Four! The night before each boy's birthday, I write them a letter filled with the year's memories. (They actually all have a letter written even before they were born.) Along with memories, I recount their uniqueness, and proclaim how deeply we love them. The letter is placed in a sealed envelope, dated on the front. My plan is to give each boy all the letters on their eighteenth birthday.

Tonight I am writing Cooper's letter. Here is a little bit of what I wrote:

Dear Cooper:

Happy Fourth Birthday! Four years flew by so quickly!

Cooper, you're one-of-a-kind! You're endlessly curious, extremely unpredictable, and exceedingly courageous. Mixed together, you get into all kinds of mischief. But, then you break out into a smile. Your fifty-watt smile that radiates from your mouth to your eyes. You twinkle. You giggle. You laugh. You cause as to smile too. We start smiling and then wonder, "What did he do again?"

You make our life rich, fun, funny, and full. We're blessed with four awesome years with our wonderful son, Cooper. We can't wait to see what life has in store for you!

Love, Mom and Dad


Had to share this: Connor told me today that he wants to change his name to "Tron."

Tron, get your homework done.

Tron, quit hitting your brother.

Tron, you're going to miss the bus.

Hmm.....I think we'll stick with Connor.


  1. Happy birthday to Connor!
    You're a great writer, Becky!

  2. Happy Birthday, Cooper!
    We can't believe you're 4!!!
    You should get your card on Tuesday - sorry we are running a little late!
    Becky - what a great idea to write your guys letters on their bdays!!!!
    Hope Coop had a great day yesterday! :)