My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Friday, May 21, 2010

Jonah turns 5!

Happy Birthday Jonah!


I’m so happy that Jonah was born.  He is my little buddy.  For the past 5 years he has gone everywhere with me, and he’s usually talking the whole time.  He has lots to say, and keeps life funny. (See several of my other posts for good Jonah stories!)

He has a best friend named Grant.   They could play together every day and never run out of creative things to do.  Currently the favorite game is dragons, but I think this picture was taken when they were being superheroes of some sort.   He loves Grant so much that he even named his chicken after him!


He loves to bring me his pillow and blanket every morning to “cuddle up” with me.

He is an obedient boy.  He is easy to take places because he stays by me and is capable of sitting quietly for long periods of time.

Jonah reminds us all to choose the right.  Sometimes when the other kids are fighting he’ll say “Guys!  You have to stop fighting so you can follow Jesus!”

He is eager to learn.  He loves to ask questions, read books, and go to school.   He often comes home from preschool so excited to tell me the cool stuff he learned.

He tells us all, frequently, that he loves us.  He told me today “I love being a part of this flamily.”

Our family is a happier, better family because Jonah is a part of it.

1 comment:

  1. I agree...happy birthday to your Jonah bug....what would your family be like without him...