October 31, 2009

7 is the number

I am not sure how it happened.

One day he was just a little guy and did things like snuggling up with his daddy to read a story...



..and then the next day he was 7!


And doing things like this






 


He is such a blessing to us and we praise the Lord for him every day.  He has grown and changed so much in the last year.  He has become so good at reading and is excelling in school.  He is exploring new interests, like his new focus, skateboarding.  Whatever he does, he does to the best that he can.  He is a very hard worker.  He is also a wonderful big brother.  He loves to play with his little sisters and make them laugh.  He is so proud of how he can carry them around and hold them to help me out sometimes.  He is also so good to include his youngest brother when he and the middle man play.  He watches out for him and sticks up for both his brothers when they run into trouble.  It gives us such joy to see the Holy Spirit at work in his life.  He finds great joy in doing jobs that I haven't asked him to do and then surprising me, like cleaning up the basement, picking up outside, helping a sibling, or helping to set the table.  We have been thrilled to hear of the good choices he is often making at school and how he takes a stand for the Lord there.  He also is developing such a tender spirit to those in need around the world, and toward those who have never heard the Gospel.  He is not perfect, but none of us are and I truly can't imagine life without him.  God is so good in how he plans out our families.





10 comments:

Tengesdal 4 said...

Kim- this is so cool... I feel like I know C. a little better!! Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

Amen!! We are so blessed to be his grandparents!! Great pics of how he has changed

Joy said...

Whoa, Kim, I saw the title "7 is the number" and didn't think you were talking about the age of C, because he can't be that old yet, it's going so fast! I remember him when he was 9 months old and you were moving up North. Wow, time has flown. Anyway, I thought you were talking about the numnber of kids...
I think my brain is messed up. It needs an upgrade. :)

shar said...

Yay! That first picture is crazy; I can't believe how different they BOTH look. Eeep!

Like Joy, when I saw the title, I thought you were talking about the number of kids, too, and then I was like, "Wait a minute..."

Speaking of people in need around the world--he's a firstborn, so he'll totally get stuff done. :) When he gets older, he can come travel the world with me.

Drifters said...

Kim we always enjoy your comments and picture's so much. Caleb is growing up way too fast, but so thankful he is such a good help to you.

Movers4life said...

Great post, a sweet little boy with a sincere heart and love for the Lord at a young age-very cool!!!

jillian said...

Oh Kim...

I gasped when I saw this one because I thought you were announcing a #7 on the way! But 7 for your big man... that is wonderful. Isaiah is more impressed than ever with your big guy because he has recently become super interrested in archery and a bit interested in skateboarding too... of course our boy is a long way off and yours is already really into these fun things. Way to go to you both for loving and encouraging him so well.... We praise the Lord with you for His grace towards this cool boy.

We love you guys!

Movers4life said...

Great post, a sweet little boy with a sincere heart and love for the Lord at a young age-very cool!!!

Susan said...

Amen!! We are so blessed to be his grandparents!! Great pics of how he has changed

Tengesdal 4 said...

Kim- this is so cool... I feel like I know C. a little better!! Thanks for sharing!