Harrison turned 5 this year and has grown up alot this past year.
He says the sweetest things and is always making us smile with his innocence and childlike faith. We know we can learn from him in this area! He prayed diligently for our rental homes' garage to grow bigger so our van could fit in, and he's positive God answered his prayer! (We always knew it would work out, but he was so worried because he could tell it was smaller, and we didn't have the heart to tell him any different.) He prayed all year long for our home to sell, and when it did, it truly was a joy to tell him God answered his prayers!
He loved working in his kindergarten workbooks this year and my only regret is not working more with him. Between the pregnancy and my "ickies" for 4 months and the stress from the house being on the market, I wish I had more time to work with him. He's a sponge and loves to learn! He especially loves math! Maybe this summer we can crack open his books and dive into them again!
He loves to get up early with his bog brother Brady, and I often found then building lego cities this winter before the hour of 6am. Sigh.... It wasn't cute then I assure you. I'm positive I'll have the opposite problem as they grow into teens. HA!
And maybe because he gets up so early, he still takes a nap almost every day. They are getting shorter as the last half of the year they went from 3 hours to half that time, but I still consider myself getting a pretty good deal considering his age. :)
Harrison loves Mickey Mouse and chose to have him as his birthday theme. Our children get "real" birthday parties at age 5 and age 10, complete with friends so he's been looking forward to this big year for awhile now! Pics of that big night to follow soon!
PS. Harrison's birthday shirt was made by my friend Lindsay, who's so talented she has an electric glow around her. Ha! Really, I think she does! Her website is: www.blueyodeyboutique.com She's on facebook as well as etsy, and I'm sure if you dig around with her shop's name, you'll find her! But beware, she's addicting! Gulp. And now, she monograms! Eeeek!
We are enjoying you and all your silly antics and are excited to see you GULP. start kindergarten this fall and ride the bus every day. Sniff. Sniff. I'm just so thrilled and my heart is overwhelmed with gratefulness to the Lord for the five years we've had with you and we pray we have many more! You've come a long way baby!! 5 1/2 pounds when we brought you home from the hospital, and now you're all caught up big boy and as healthy as the next kid! We love you Harrison Grant and always will!