My little Jon is five years old today! Yes, those are my hands in the picture — I cropped myself out because, really, you wouldn’t want to see me in a swimsuit right now. I wanted to make a whole photo essay about his first five years, but alas, no scanner, and we didn’t go digital until he was three. (Matt, I need a scanner for Christmas.)
Jon has always been a beautiful, beautiful child, and smart as a whip, which is why he’s starting kindergarten next week. He has an infectious smile, and is so much fun, as long as I never tell him no.
It seems like just yesterday we were racing down the freeway in Ohio and I was praying I wouldn’t have him in the car (we made it to the hospital with one whole centimeter to spare). He was a big (8 lb. 8 oz.) beautiful baby, and looked cute from the moment he was born — when you come that fast, your head doesn’t get all squished. These five years have flown by, and now my little boy is going off to school.
We love you Jonathan! Happy Birthday!