birthday rules: shoes & helmet required. clothing optional.

dear sweet baby boy,
happy birthday!
oh how you melt my heart, and crack me up!
today when i said tomorrow’s your birthday, you said, “no way! mommy’s birthday!”
you are a very silly boy with such a sense of humor.

you’ve got mad skills, boy,
at just about everything your set your mind to.
you can jump higher and farther than boys twice your age,
you’ve got incredible balance, and anything with wheels is game in your eyes.
oh, you are such a boy!

people told me a boy would be different from the girls.
they were right.
you have my heart in a different way than your sisters do.
you melt me.
the way you wrap your arm tight around my neck every morning as we snuggle.
the way you walk up to me throughout the day and kiss my leg, just because.
the way you say no to me. yes, even then.

and you are becoming such a big boy!
you are so good at using your words, and telling us what you want.
i love that you don’t get frustrated very often.
and you are getting very good on the potty – we’ll make potty training official this week, ok?

but you are still my baby.
i love when you say, “rock. couch.” when you want me to hold you like a baby and rock you on the couch. thank you for not growing too big too fast.

and you are a lover!
not only to daddy and i, but to your sisters.
i love that you walk up to them in the morning and give them hugs and kisses.
that you demand hugs and kisses (“huds, tiss”) at every nap and bedtime.
i love that you go to gracie for comfort when you are sad.
i love that you even let lily hold you sometimes, even though you’re nearly the same size!
although it pulls at my heart, i love that you say throughout the day, “miss daddy. daddy work. tiss daddy. hud daddy.”

silas, you are an amazing boy.
i know our great big God put you in our family for a very special reason.
you fit. you changed us. you made us different. you make us better.

thank you, Lord, for entrusting us with this little boy.
train us in the ways we should guide him to be a man after Your own heart.
help us to steer his passion for life into a passion for Your word, for You.



  1. 1
    yingyangmom says:

    aww, thank God for baby boys, indeed! Happy Birthday, Silas! :)

  2. 2

    how adorable… boys are so much fun!

  3. 3

    Happy Birthday Sweet Boy! I hope you have a wonderful birthday.

    BTW – when i was pregnant with Landon (we did not know what we were having) but i was so nervous about having a boy. people said the same thing how a boy will change you. they were right. landon is so much like you described silas. he is my snuggler, the boy with the big heart but also so busy, curious, and full of energy.

    loved this post!

  4. 4

    so sweet. i can't believe he's on a skate board!!! really?? that's crazy! i'm thankful tucker hasn't even SEEN one yet! and i absolutely agree….little boys melt their mama's heart. he is such an adorable little *BIG* guy!

  5. 5

    Dude–you have some mad skating skills! Happy Birthday, Little Man! We love you and look forward to officially making you part of the family one day ;) And, if for some strange reason that doesn't happen, we will love you as a dear friend.

  6. 6

    So beautiful. What a great love letter to your baby boy.

  7. 7

    Happy birthday Silas! Boys have a way of melting their mama's hearts! I know I have 3! Silas and my oldest have the same birthday!! :)
    btw, I added you to my reader list in case you want to check out my boys b-day post..

  8. 8

    happy birthday silas!

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    Cathi Hamen says:

    Happy Happy birthday Silas!!

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    Jeannett Gibson says:

    Happy Birthday Si!!!! I am very impressed by your skills! You'll have to teach Hen…and he'll show you around a car engine in exchange! :)

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    unfinished says:

    such sweet words for a sweet boy. happy 2nd birthday silas! love you and all you can do big guy.

    nana & gramps

  12. 12

    happy birthday silas. hugs!

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    Melissa @ The Inspired Room says:

    Aw, that is one of the funniest things ever! Somehow with that diaper and helmet he totally looks like my son a few years back, melts my heart!


  14. 14

    How Sweet! all of it!!

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    Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful says:

    What a precious boy…and what a sweet heart tugging post!

    I just found your blog through Nesting Place and I'm in heaven. WHY did it take me so long to find you. Awesome blog…awesome shop … awesome crafts…LOVE it here! I will definitely be back.


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    Mama Mote says:

    So, is he the next Tony Hawk? Amazing!

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