Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Birthday Harry!

In honor of my nephews 8th birthday, I give you, "The Letter."

Dear Harry,

Today was your 8th birthday. You've grown quite a bit in the last few years.

 This is how your started out:

Since you were little, we've compared you to your cousin Bryce. You're just like him.

Here we are when you were just a little guy. I love that sweet, chubby face.

 Your sister has always been all over you. She just loves you so much.

You were just 14 months old when Brennan joined the family. You have absolutely no concept of what life is like without your little brother.

Your mom is your favorite person in the whole, wide world. Your dad is a close second.

You love telling Brennan that you've been to Florida...even though you were too young to remember it.

You can roll your tongue. I  think you get that from your dad.

You're practically a man.

Here are some more of your likes and dislikes at the ripe old age of eight.


  • Your mom and dad
  • Your brother and sister
  • Me!
  • Your whole family
  • Sports, especially lacrosse, baseball and soccer
  • Playing outside with your friends
  • Your mom's cooking
  • Orange juice
  • Macaroni salad
  • Smoothies
  • Ice cream
  • Riding your bike
  • Your dogs, Maisy and Otis
  • Monkeys
  • All animals
  • Swimming
  • Going on adventures
  • Going to the cottage
  • Boat rides
  • Hearing stories about when Mom, Auntie Essie, Uncle Tommy and I were growing up. 
  • Stuffed animals
  • Skylanders 
  • Sharing a room with your brother


  • Your brother and sister
  • Bedtime
  • Homework
  • Taking showers
  • Holding my hand in parking lots
  • Sharing (especially toys or food)
  • Not getting your way
  • Sharing a room with your brother

You're a kind, gentle soul who feels things deeply and always gives 100% in whatever you do. You make me proud every single day. I can't imagine my life without you. I love you more than I can put into words.

Auntie Laura


  1. Sweet, I love how the siblings feature hard in both categories. Perfection!

  2. Awww, so sweet. Happy birthday Harry!