My sweet Avery bug,
Eight years old. No way. I cannot believe it! How did this past year go by so quickly?! My sweet baby bug is EIGHT!! What a year it has been. You have grown so much. You are such a fun kid and you keep us laughing all day long. You are very particular. You know what you like and what you don’t — and you’re not afraid to let us know! That’s not a bad thing at all. Being assertive and standing up for what you believe in are admirable qualities.
You are now in second grade. Your favorite subject is science. We tried in-person learning at school for one month, however, you decided you wanted to homeschool again this year. Above anything else, we just want you to be happy, so for now, homeschool it is. Our plan right now it to just take this journey year by year. What’s best for you is all that matters.
After 18 months without traveling, we made not one, but TWO big road trips to our happy place this past year — Disney World! You LOVED the adventure of the road trip. You were perfectly content just looking out the window, taking in the new sights. This upcoming year we’ll be visiting Disney again, of course. You’ll be even more excited that we’re taking a Disney Cruise later this summer! Cruises are one of your absolute favorite vacations!
You recently started taking piano lessons, and you’re really enjoying it! You’re also super quick to learn, which has your teacher very impressed. You’re excited to be starting a Ninja Warrior program soon!
You still love outer space and want to be a “spaceman” when you grow up. I’m hoping for you to go to Space Camp in the future. I really think you’d love it! Blue is still your favorite color, and Easter is your favorite holiday — you LOVE that egg hunt! Halloween is definitely a close second, because you love our basement setup. You think Mickey Mouse shorts are the funniest thing ever. You love playgrounds and could spend all day in a bouncy house. Ice cream cake is your favorite food — and Mickey pretzels might be a runner up!
You are still very much my baby, and I love that SO much. You tell me I’m your favorite person and you’re going to marry me. You also say you love me the most, but love yourself more — which honestly, left me speechless. I loved that you said that! You love snuggling with me every single night — but I love it more!
You make me so proud. Being your Mommy is one of my favorite things in the world. You are such a sweet, exceptionally silly, happy boy. You are honest to the core and 100% YOU. You are the definition of JOY. I am so happy that you’re my little boy. I am thankful every single day to be your mom.
Eight is great! Happy birthday my sweet love bug. I love you most!