(Yes, I realize this isn’t ten photos from birth but I only have photos from 2 years old accessible at the moment so it will have to do) 😉
You guys, I can’t even believe my oldest turns 10 this week. I feel like I just found out I was pregnant with him, yesterday, and now here we are putting ten candles on his birthday cake. I am excited for him, because I know hitting the double digits is a big deal, but I would be lying if I wasn’t a little sad as well.
He is the kid that made me a mommy and began this most amazing journey of my life.
He is the kid who has taught me the good, the bad and the ugly of parenting.
He is the kid who will always be my first to have to deal with my victories, my shortcomings and my failures.
He is the kid who will always have the only memories of being completely alone with us before siblings arrived.
Logan has been a fiercely independent soul since the day he came into existence. He was basically born with a PHD in leadership qualities and bossiness. He can take care of anything and everyone and I literally don’t even worry about him for a single second. I know I could jet off for a week tomorrow and leave him at home and he would be just fine. The kid wakes up on his own every morning, without an alarm, makes his own breakfast, wakes up Mason, and even sometimes will make both of their lunches if I have completely forgotten. (Yes, sometimes I forget important things) He truly keeps Mason on time and functioning without even flinching. This of course is a lifesaver and HUGE help for a mom of 4 boys. I only have 2 hands.
Everything Logan does, he basically excels at. He is athletic and smart and determined. His tenacity and persistence truly always pays off and even though he can be lazy at times, he will work super hard for things he really wants or cares about. The expectations he sets for himself are high and therefore, can be a huge disappointment when he doesn’t achieve those expectations… but he never quits. On that same token he sets expectations for others really high and gets upset when others don’t meet them. I’m 100% positive he has gotten that from me since I tend to be the same way. It is both a negative and a positive quality and I’m hoping to nurture the positive aspects and teach him how that can propel him to be a good leader.
Currently, Logan is in yearbook club and is discovering a love for taking pictures. Hmmmm….wonder where he gets that from? 😉 He wanted to be in every single club known to man but we had to put some limits on how often I could be conducting carpool throughout the week. IF there was a football club he would have fought tooth and nail for that one…but alas no such thing exists.
By the way, I totally think something like that should exist. How fun would that be?
Anyways, speaking of football…the child is still obsessed. It’s his favorite thing in the whole entire world and you couldn’t possibly know him more than 5 minutes without realizing this. Every single art project and paper from school is somehow related and tied back to football. His dream of being in the NFL knows no bounds and I have no intention of standing in his way. Dream big or go home kiddo. If it doesn’t work out, I see some career related to football in his future. Perhaps an analyst, or journalist or something….he’ll get there.
He is the best brother to all of the younger three. Him and Mason knock heads the most but sibling rivalry is healthy and expected so I don’t read too much into it. He is always carrying Boden around like he is a doll and spends hours making him laugh and smile. Teaching Gavin how to catch or throw a ball is on his top ten list of things to accomplish before he is 11 and I have high hopes he will achieve that this year. 😉
Physically, he is tall and lanky and weighs 300 pounds. He is like a giant box of rocks and heavy as a horse. He is basically Jared in every way shape and form, except for the few ways I mentioned earlier. If there was ever a mini-Jared, it’s this kid. It’s almost funny because I can just look at Jared and see pretty much exactly how Logan will be in 30 years. Creepy but funny all at the same time. hahaha
I could go on and on and on about my Logan. He is seriously one of the best kids and I am so thankful for the 10 years I have been blessed to have with him. He is going to do amazing things in life and I can’t wait to see what the future holds and what the next 10 years looks like. It’s been one crazy ride so far!