Sunday, July 12, 2009


You know that saying "the days are long, but the years are short"? It was one SHORT year ago that I took this picture of my little buddy. Look at those chubby cheeks and hands, that sweet baby face... He had just turned 3. Today, he is four.Look at him now!

slim, taller, gone is that chubby baby face. I can hardly look at these precious pictures without tearing up. FOUR?

We were standing together this morning after a rousing version of happy birthday, and I asked him if he would just stay three for one more year. Please? " Mommy, I can't stay free, I very have to turn four..."

He loves to dress up- fireman, handy manny, spiderman, and pirates are his favorites!

he is the cutest, nasty ole pirate you'll ever meet!

Still loves balls, but has a special fondness for baseball. Loves to ride his bike, do puzzles, and play with any type of rescue vehicle. Still a precious and fun little boy, but quickly turning into a tougher, rougher boy!

He will start K-4 in a month. I'm sure he will love it. His little brother and I will miss him dearly. He is the best brother I know, to both his big sister and his wild little brother.
Happy birthday, Jacob. You are loved more than you could ever know. Can't wait to see what the Lord has for you this year.
Lord, help me to remember on those long days how quickly these years go by.


The Baugher's 3 said...

Happy Birthday Jacob! What a sweet post and great pictures...I can't believe he's four!! I'm lovin' the crab outfits too! :)

BKicklighter said...

Amen and Amen.
Thomas turns four next month. Your prayer is my prayer for the days and years.

Amanda said...

You have the most adorable kids! I can't believe he's four. It's so hard to believe that any of my friend's kids are elementary age now. I mean, it's really wild!

th77hunter said...

so sweet! Happy Birthday Jacob! Glad we got to celebrate with you!

Summer said...

i'm so crying right now...this was so precious--incredible beach pics of all the'll love this post for many years!! happy birthday, sweet jacob!