My sweet Avery bug,
How is it November 18th already?! Weren’t you just turning 5 years old last month? I have to tell you, Five was one of my favorite years with you. Your personality has just continued to grow, and you are still my sweet little baby. I’m holding onto that for as long as you’ll let me. Trust me. You’ve been so excited to turn 6 years old. We counted down this whole past week. This morning when you opened your eyes, I sang Happy Birthday to you. The smile on your face while I was singing was so precious.
You started Kindergarten this year, and although I was really having a difficult time with that milestone, you were SO excited to be going to school all day just like your big brother. You LOVE school. You love your classroom and you love your friends! You also love to learn SO much! You soak up every bit of information you learn, and truly amaze me with your knowledge.
Your teacher tells me you’re quiet in the classroom, but that’s okay. You are the type of person who likes to fully take your time and observe the world around you. I remember your Preschool teacher telling me the same thing last year, and you know what? Once you were fully comfortable with your new surroundings, you came out of your shell and showed everyone that fun loving personality we all adore so much!
This past year you played T-Ball, and you enjoyed every second of it! You played during the spring and the fall session. You were SO excited to receive your very own trophy!
We traveled a lot this past year. We visited Walt Disney World (three times!), New Hampshire, and we booked a last minute end of summer cruise before you and your brother headed back to school! Although it wasn’t a Disney Cruise (your favorite), we still had a fun time! And don’t you worry…we’re headed on another Disney Cruise in just two short months! We also went to Universal Studios, because you LOVE anything to do with those silly Minions!
You are still obsessed with everything space related. The planets, spaceships, astronauts…they all fascinate you. In fact, your Daddy has been busy building you your very own spaceship playhouse in our backyard! You are super excited about this, and cannot wait to blast off to the moon!! You have actually asked me (on multiple occasions) when you can go to the moon. Who knows? Maybe someday you will!
You idolize your big brother, Lincoln. You think he’s just about the coolest kid ever. Anything he does, you want to do too…which sometimes makes me forget you’re 4 years younger than him! Sometimes you seem much older than your age, because you try so hard to catch up to your brother. But then I stop and remember that you are still so young, and hold onto that because I know that I will soon blink and you will be 4 years older.
You have the best imagination. You tell the most outrageous stories, and you’re just an all around fun and FUNNY kid! You are continuously making us laugh. If I ever want to smile, I just have to look at you. You exemplify happiness and pure JOY.
You give the best cuddles, and you still ask me to “carry you.” I will do that for as long as I’m able to. You are my baby, and that is something that will never change. When you were born, you made my heart grow even bigger, and everyday it continues to grow because of my love for you.
I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect piece to complete our family. You truly make our little family whole. Always stay true to yourself, and never stop being YOU…because you are perfect.
Happiest 6th Birthday, my sweet Avery Bug! Here’s to another year of adventure, fun, and LOVE!
Love you most,