Sunday, May 16, 2010

last day of five


five was a big year, HUGE!
it was the year i walked you to the bus stop on your very first day of school ever.
the year you spread your beautiful wings more than you ever had before.
you were brave sweet one.  (i was heartsick)
this was the year you fell in love with your teacher, made new friends, went to your first school birthday party, learned how to spell your last name (and that is no small task it IS 11 letters long!)  the year you tried lobster and shrimp.  the year you still choose tuna "sammiches" over pb &j.  you LOVE the ocean and nature.  you search for treasures everywhere we go.  (and most days you find them.)  you run like the wind and laugh like no body's business!  the end of your nose turns up when you really get going.  you are smart and artistic and creative and imaginative.  you love to pretend play and dress up.  you are the very best brother.  you are caring and gentle and kind and wise.  your soul is older than your 5 years,  you are intuitive and loving.  you are a wisher and believer.  you believe in magic and fairies and love building fairy houses.  you adore holidays and decorating.  you clean your own room like a pro.  you are a whiz on the computer,  you are timid of animals, you have an adventurous palette, loving fish and salmon and almost any vegetable i put in front of you.  you ask for wheat bread over white.  you love "pizza hunt"  and "treats".  just recently you became a reader! opening a whole NEW world to you.  you received your first comic book and carried it around like a beautiful treasure for days!   you still love superman and pirates; legos and playdoh; drawing and coloring;  and of course tattoos!  this year you outgrew every pair of pants with your long lean legs.  your eyes are the blue of denim just like a great pair of jeans, and your head a mess of blonde curls that i just can't keep my hands out of.  you love a bath & fit in the tub with your baby sister.  you still have "purple" (your blanket) and you and give it to anyone who is sad or sick because, "purple is magic, and purple makes you better."  you are always affectionate and still ask to hold my hand. (good sigh)
kellen you are so many things. 
you are so very special. 
you are magic
you make my everyday more beautiful.
hold onto your tenderness,  your heart is as wide as that ocean you so love.

may 6 be full of wonder and joy for you my love.  
xo, 
 momma


16 comments:

suzyQ said...

This is so precious. Can you teach me your secrets to photography?! Your pictures are so stunning... I spent like thirty minutes on your flickr page. I loved every single photo!

Anonymous said...

Aww, beautiful post! Happy Birthday to your sweet boy!

Faren said...

I have been following your blog for quite sometime now and your way with words just amazes me as much as your photo's! I wish I could express my love for my kids through words like you do!

Teresa said...

This is such a wonderful post! Happy Birthday to your sweet little boy!

Mary said...

aw, how sweet! happy birthday to your little man. :)

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jag said...

What a lovely gift of words for your beautiful little man...
Happy Birthday Kellen!!
xox

Jakki said...

beautiful words! I'm sure he had an amazing birthday!

truly blessed said...

sniff, sniff,
this is soooo beautiful.
sniff*
wishing a lovely boy and very lovely year.
sniff.

jodi said...

just the absolute sweetest. what a treasure for you and for your boy. xo

jana said...

adore it all :) completely. thank you for being so prolific, aware and tuned in.

MyFrogs said...

My 9 yr old still has a blankie and still holds my hand. I hope when he's 9 he'll still do the same. Happy Birthday to your sweet boy.

Julie Alvarez said...

Happy birthday, sweet Kellen!
(K, this post is too much. A good too much.)

Maegan Beishline said...

He sounds like such a wonderful boy, Kristin! Enjoy this day! xoxo

kollene carlsson said...

I reeeeally love this post... I love all of your little loves.. tears are pouring from my eyes and I just want to squeeze my girls after reading this... isn't this life the best life!!! thanks for making my afternoon...

Papillon Sky Photography said...

He is the luckiest little boy ever to have you as a mom. Look how your nurturing has helped him become just who he was meant to be. I hope to meet you and your sweet family in person one day!
xoxo!
Amy