On May 7, 2011, the best thing that had ever happened to us had occurred. Our little Henry had arrived and boy-oh-boy, he was, and still is, amazing. Sure, becoming a mother for the first time had its challenges, but my goodness, I wouldn’t trade it for anything…ANYTHING in this world.
You’re a dream of a little boy and I’m so happy I get to be your Mom.
You have the kindest heart, the best hugs and the silliest jokes – although, most jokes usually revolve around poops and toots.
I can honestly say that I know that you’re going to grow up to become a phenomenal man. You’re already learning that girls go first, you hold doors open for strangers and I’m sure you’ll woe somebody someday with your pancake makin’ skills.
But let’s not jump that far ahead, yet. Okay? Please take your time growing. I’m not finished snuggling with you yet and Eliza needs her playmate to stay young and busy.
Gosh you love her.
It seems as though your most common question is, “How?” You’re so intrigued with how things work and we must always provide an answer. You always try your darndest to work out a problem in your head.
Your solution? “Mom, I know! We need scissors, cardboard and some tape!”
Whenever I go to the grocery store I always try to buy tape. You looooove tape. We’ve built so many things out of tape and cardboard. We’ve built a huge cardboard RV equipped with a table, windshield wipers, a window, headlights and a steering wheel. Still, you wanted more. We’ve built cardboard slides, cardboard marble runs, a huge hardboard mailbox (including one that involved the shop vac), and even a cardboard car wash. Cardboard for days! Never in a million years would I have thought that I’d be building so many things out of cardboard, but Henry, you make it so fun!
You love playing with your sister, building forts out of the couch cushions, Legos, Paw Patrol, PJ Masks, driving the Barbie Car, funny jokes, a good magic trick, putting underwear on your head and socks on your hands and dancing naked while your little sister does the same. You guys are nuts and Daddy and I LOVE it! You love pancakes, bacon, sausage, the crunchy tips of asparagus. You love chocolate milk shakes, chocolate doughnuts, chocolate steamers, chocolate candy…anything and everything chocolate. You’ll do anything for chocolate!
My hunny bunny, you’re full of love. So much love. You love your sister, Mom and Dad, both sets of grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends…you love them all so very much. You get along with everyone so well. You’re gentle and soft. You always have been and I know, I know you always will be.
You’re the best little boy. You’re the sweetest little boy. You’re my favorite little boy.
You’re my beating heart.
Oh, how are you five already? Gone are the infant and toddler days. You are ending your pre-schooler days, and while I’m not ready…at all…I must say that I’m anxiously excited for our next chapter together. The chapter you’ll be entering as a school-aged boy. Oh my Henry, you have so much to offer and I can’t wait for the the world to see it. You’ll move mountains…I know you will.
I love you so much it hurts.
To the moon and back, hunny…to the moon and back.
Forever and always,