We recently celebrated Hummer's 5th birthday.
Some of my favorite pictures of our sweet little guy. . . .
On January 9, 2004, in Tallahassee, FL, our beautiful 3rd son arrived.
As with all of my other babies, I fell hopelessly in love at first sight.
He's always been a bit of a mama's boy, and I've never minded at all! :)
His brothers are crazy about him, too.
That year we moved to Arkansas, and there were big changes. Hummer tagged along while we went house-hunting, and by the time we moved in, he had just started crawling.
A few months later we celebrated his 1st birthday.
You just have to love that personality already coming out. This kid is a Character (don't know where he gets it)! :)
And now he's FIVE.
He particularly wanted a specific Wal-mart cake this year, and his wish was granted by a sweet friend (thank you, Janice!).
Just a little note about today. We made that yearly visit to Dr. Weed's for his well check-up, and this time he had to get his booster shots for kindergarten. I was SO PROUD of him. It was hard for him but he made it through without crying (his own goal)!
I can't believe how grown up he is. (Is it normal to be sad when your child doesn't cry about shots? Does anyone out there know what I mean? :)
We came home and I gave him a big bowl of ice cream, and the rest of the afternoon we worked together on setting up the new desk. He would hand me the tools or screws I needed and sometimes I'd let him be the one with the screwdriver. It was just peaceful together time that I tried hard to SAVOR. I will miss him SO MUCH next year.
a few things I love about this boy:
his breathtaking ability to sing on pitch and remember scads of songs (right now his big thing is the Articles of Faith songs--even there at the doctor's office while we waited he belted out the 4th Article of Faith song -- pausing to comment on the word "principles" - "Mommy, I know who the principal at school is!")
his heart-melting smile
his generosity with kisses (if he thinks you're nice, you get a kiss on the hand! No matter who you are - the librarian, Dr. Weed, the cashier at Wal-mart, etc.)
his ticklishness and contagious giggle
his gorgeous chocolate-brown eyes
his brilliant mind (already reads fluently and likes to write, too!)
his quickness to share (spent most of his birthday money on buying 3 GIANT calculators - one for him and one each for Exacto and Fluffy!)
the beautiful and very-natural way he has taken on the big-brother role with Benjamin (he ALWAYS mentions him in his prayers, he includes him in his candy sharing! "Mommy, that one is for Benjamin. Let's save it for him." When he grows out of a shirt, he'll make sure I save it for Benjamin to wear. etc.)
his awe-inspiring faith
I am so, so grateful for this beloved son of mine. Thank You, dear Father, for sending him to us!