the boy turns four

oh, my boy!

silas is sleeping next to me as i type this.  he is a dream to sleep next to, even as he’s getting bigger.   he still manages to curl up in the perfect sized ball under my chin, or he wraps his arm around my neck and gives the best snuggles.

this boy has had me since day one.

he is fiercely determined to do all things active.

he got a new bike for his birthday and is already doing little wheelies on it.

he crashes a ton, but gets back up and tries it again.

he can do anything he sets his mind to.

he prays the sweetest prayers.

he still has a tiny lisp – calls himself “shilas”.

he adores playing with his sisters… then wants to box with them!

love that boy.

happy birthday, baby boy.


  1. 1

    Happy Birthday Silas!

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    Happy 4th Birthday to your little man! He is absolutely perfect :)

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    So sweet! Boys are so much fun! Before I had kids I always thought I would have a girl (maybe because I grew up with all sisters) But I am so GLAD God gave me a little boy. They are so special!

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    I’ve just stumbled upon your lovely blog. I look forward to popping by again for some more inspiration! I’m just new into blogging this year & have put together a daily blog on design, fashion, food, travel and anything pretty. and one on everything coastal
    I had a lot of fun putting them together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.

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    My girls are precious, but I have to admit, I was thrilled when we were blessed with our little man cub! Sounds like our little guy is a lot like yours. Happy birthday, Silas!

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    The “Thumbs Up” McDonald’s Picture is so cute!
    Happy Birthday to your son. My daughter will soon be 4. I can’t believe how fast the time goes after we have children.

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    Looks like a great day!

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    Boys are pretty special! Happy birthday to your little man!

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    God made little boys so loveable for good reason! Few other people could wear us out and get away with it like they do!

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    Tiffany Nelson says:

    Great photos of him, his eyes just say BOY BOY BOY.

  12. 12

    What a sweet post! He is too precious.

  13. 13

    Happy Birthday Silas!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is so cute, Linds…


  14. 14

    What great and adorable shots of them!

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    hApPy BiRtHdAy, SILAS!

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    Isn’t that mommy & son bond such a beautiful thing? I’m just two short months from my little man turning four and I’m dreading it. He’s my youngest too and I really wish the technology to freeze time existed! Happy Birthday to your GORGEOUS little guy!

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    What a sweet boy. Happy Birthday, Silas!

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    I never had a son, but I have two grandsons and they are such a blessing…Happy Birthday Silas!

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    Merideth says:

    It is really hard to believe he is 4. I remember him curled up in the sling as a tiny baby. He captures the hearts of everyone around him (as do all your wonderful children!) . What a blessing! Miss you and the family and look forward to your return.

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    Haha what cute pics! So sweet-

  21. 21

    These photos are great and really capture what being 4 is all about! I love love love it!

  22. 22

    So incredibly sweet!! Happy Birthday to Silas! :)

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    I just loved your post.. your little boy reminds me of my little one. They are just so sweet. I loved your pictures, happy birthday to your sweet boy!

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    Happy birthday to your sweet “Shilas” ;) That is soooo cute! I still think one of my fav all time pics of him is the bath-bubbles-goggles picture :)

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    That picture of him and Gracie {she’s the younger of your two little ladies, right?} is SO adorable! This just made me think of how fast time goes by with the youngin’s! Happy birthday “Shilas!”

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    I love it that you refer to him as the boy. We have one boy and 3 girls and he is “the boy” My boy turns 6 on friday!

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    Happy Birthday to your sweet boy! I love all the photos!

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    I love the picture of him drinking milk, so cute.

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    What a sweet little buddy! I can see why you love him so fiercely- look at those little buddy jeans- oh my, making me smile out loud. Hope you all enjoy the day!

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    He is TOO cute!! Love the McDonald’s picture!! :) Happy birthday to your little man!

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    THESE. ARE. SO. CUTE. Oh man oh man oh man. I can’t get enough of these pictures.

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    Happy Birthday to Silas!

    Those pictures are adorable.

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    Jill Duarte says:

    Wow! Has 4 years already come and gone???? Happy Birthday Silas! Lindsey, thanks for sharing your family. It has been a joy to watch your kiddos grow. I enjoy hearing about “the cousins” from “their cousins”. Take care and God bless!

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    Ahh happy 4th birthday!!!

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    Oh, that photo of boy, shampoo and goggles!

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    Oh, my Gosh, that is just so beautiful and sweet. Just. So. Stinkin.’ Sweet! Happy Birthday, Shilas! Darling child.

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    Happy Birthday sweet nephew Shilas!!! We love that boy!! Hope he had a great day….love you all! :)

  38. 38

    Awww Happy Birthday little man! This is the sweetest post! Makes me love my nephew more AND almost makes me want a boy someday! almost ;)

  39. 39

    What an adorable little man!
    Happy birthday!

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    Oh my goodness – he is the cutest little boy I’ve ever seen (seriously!) Happy birthday, Silas!

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    Ours just turned four as well! Happy birthday to yours! What a great collection of photos. I love the one of him sharing a drink with his sister. Adorable!

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    Oh, I love this post:) My little one just turned 5 on July 29th. He is still a fantastic snuggler to. Happy Birthday to your little one!


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    aww!! My brother turns 7 November 2!! He is the best snuggler too :)
    Hope it’s not to late to say happy birthday Silas!

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