This guy turned 8 today:


I’m not sure how this happened. I’m not sure how he went from this not-so-tiny thing who melted my heart immediately but never slept to this wannabe big kid who still melts my heart and doesn’t want to sleep. He’s pretty great. And by pretty great I mean utterly and completely fantastic. Not perfect. But still fantastic. This kid is full of passionate, full of life, determined, curious, smart, loyal, giving, kind, and really, really good at snuggling with his mama.

I love you J. I am so incredibly lucky to be your mom.