My goodness, Braxton Cade,
What a memorable and action-packed sixth year you've had - and just like that, you turn 7. SEVEN years old! Mama isn't quite sure what to think of her baby being 7 years old. It happened in the blink of an eye.
How on earth will you top this past year? Only God knows and we are excited to see what He has in store for you these next 365 (oops - now 364!) days this coming year.
This past year, you....
* Fell even more in love with Star Wars, and added MacGyver to the mix of must-watch shows.
* Had the most EPIC piece of mail EVER arrive on our doorstep, from your all-time favorite baseball player (and former Royal) Mike Moustakas himself. Kid, you know how awesome it is to have a signed bat from Moose, but just you wait - when you're all grown up, you're going to realize how even more incredible this gift was (and still is!).
* Fell in love with baseball, enjoyed another season of basketball, and competed in your first year of swim team and the Salty Pup Triathlon. It's fun to watch your interests develop and blossom. You're definitely one who can be found outdoors hitting and playing imaginary baseball games and seconds later, shooting baskets or kicking and throwing footballs, kicking soccer balls, and then moving to the backyard to jump on the trampoline. We love your active and committed spirit, buddy!
* Started first grade and didn't look back. You love reading, writing, math - really anything that has to do with school (and we can't forget chili day, pig-in-a-blanket - though you take the "blanket" off - and soccer at recess).
Buddy, your daddy and I love you so much. As I mentioned before, you are committed to everything you do. You're kind, respectful, and compassionate wherever you go. We pray that this coming year, the Lord softens your heart and grows even more your desire to read His Word and ask questions. May you be curious as you dig in, my sweet little man of mine.
Love you, love you, love you, Brax-man. Happy 7th Birthday!