7 candles...weren't you just born the other day???!!!
With 7 boys running around, there was lots of warfare and battles. Thankfully, none of the "good guys" were injured or killed and were able to partake of cake and chips when all wars were over.
Elijah, you are a precious gift to our family! I will always laugh when I remember the little ditty you came up with regarding this birthday..."I'm seven years old on the seventh and I've lost seven teeth!" In true character, weeks before your birthday you began the planning stages by writing out what you wanted for your birthday breakfast, type of cake and frosting with rainbow sprinkles, items for gift bags and guests to invite. You are a boy who likes order and rules, yet you have a really goofy side. I love the way you laugh hysterically at your made-up jokes as if they really made sense, but I don't think you realize they don't make sense which makes it all the more funny to me! You are an awesome big brother who deserves the admiration of your siblings. You are so sweet with Sadie as you sing lullabies and talk with her to make her smile. You are determined and you know what you want, yet you are learning to compromise and be patient with those of us who are not on the same page. You are an eager student and make my job as your "teacher" easy. I love how skinny you are watching you desperately trying to keep your slim jeans from falling down. I admire that you want to please the Lord in your words and actions and take the initiative to read your Bible and devotional on your own. I still love your eyebrows. I am so proud of how hard you've worked to learn how to read and smile as I see you snuggled on the couch, shushing everyone while you get lost in your book. I enjoy our late night cuddles when you are having a hard time getting to sleep and I often wonder if you secretly enjoy it, too. You are growing too fast...slow down and be my little boy forever! I love you! Happy Birthday, Elijah!!!