Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Coleman is 9!

Coleman over the years. He's so grown up!

My firstborn babe turns 9 today and I'm finding myself oddly emotional over it all. Where has the time gone?!  My sweet little baby is now my sweet not-so-little kiddo. I keep asking him to stop growing but he says he can't help it. :(  So, I guess all I can do is learn to appreciate right now. With that in mind, here are my top 10 favorite things about Coleman.
  1. Coleman cares SO much about doing what's right.  He is determined to be the type of boy that his Heavenly Father wants him to be. He is always reminding us to pray and read our scriptures and is such a good example to us all.
  2. Coleman will do anything for his little brother. From the time Cooper was a baby Coleman has shared everything with him. We remind Cooper often how lucky he is to have such a loving big brother.
  3. Coleman is really creative and loves to write. He is constantly brewing up new ideas for scripts for movies, shows, etc.  And he is a very smart, witty writer. He loves when his stories make me laugh. And they do. Often.
  4. Coleman is so affectionate. He gives me (and Dad and Cooper) several hugs and kisses throughout the day. This morning he told me that he doesn't care what he gets for his birthday as long as he has Mom, Dad and Cooper. This boy has his priorities straight! :)
  5. Coleman has an amazing mind. I would just love to step inside his brain for just a moment to see how it all works.  He never forgets anything! And some subjects (ie. tv and movie ratings) he knows all the way down to the tiniest detail. It's fascinating.
  6. I don't even remember the last time Coleman got in trouble. He seriously does everything I ask, when I ask.  He doesn't lollygag or second guess me.  Such an obedient lad. :)
  7. This boy will eat ANYTHING. There is nothing that he won't try. He loves sushi, smoked salmon, and his grandmother's HOT Thai food. He is the easiest kid to cook for. I can make anything I want without a second thought as to if he'll eat it or not.
  8. Coleman is always putting others needs ahead of his own and this quality makes him a great friend.  
  9. Coleman is never afraid to be himself. He is who he is, he likes what he likes. And he doesn't try and change himself for anyone. I love this about him!
  10. Coleman is a kind, sweet and an amazing boy! I'm so blessed to be his mom and there's not a day that goes by that I don't remind myself of that.
Happy birthday to my sweet boy! I love you, Coleman!

Love, Mom


Anonymous said...

Thanks, greatest mom!


Papaw Bob said...

He is an amazing guy. I knew it all along.

Cumorah said...

So sweet! Happy B-day C! My oldest turns 8 tomorrow!

Jonathan's Mommy said...

I love this! Colman sounds like an awesome kid!

Amy Conklin said...

Coleman is SO sweet! Happy Birthday Coleman! We hope you had a great day!

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