September 09, 2012


Today, Kai turned two. I was unable to prepare any sort of celebration, as, true to my nickname, I have hurt myself again and I am laid up with a bad back. Nevertheless, Kai did have the chance to enjoy a birthday cupcake.

Kai is wonderful. Sure, he is already a typical two-year-old, with tantrums and a premature sense of independence, but that's just one facet of his blossoming character. He's an observant, polite, funny, affectionate, bright and happy little boy. Earlier today, while at my parents' house, he began walking down the street. My dad asked him where he was headed. Kai replied, "Park. Hurry." I might not have been able to give him a party, but he knows how to make his own fun.

Kai can count and he has been reciting the alphabet for quite some time. His vocabulary and comprehension amaze me. He is able to connect concepts, remember details and express himself to a degree far beyond what I would expect for his age. My capacity for loving him knows no bounds. I love watching him play, try new things, and squeal with joy; I love holding him and reading to him; I love seeing him off to sleep at night.

Happy birthday, my dearest boy.


Anonymous said...

It's been such a delight helping to care for Kai. I will miss him when I don't get to see him every day.
P.S. I love you, too, Haven and Keira.

Rob K said...

Oh, Jen, Kai is such a beautiful little boy. I've had such fun watching him grow via your blog and Facebook. You are truly blessed to have him and he is equally blessed to have you. Happy birthday, Kai! And Jen, you feel better ASAP!

cat said...

Oh my gosh! The icing has given him a Three Musketeers mustache & goatee!! THIS IS THE BEST PHOTO EVER! Kai looks like a renaissance painting!

Also.. how is he two already? Didn't you just have him last year? I swear I'm missing a year somewhere. Happy birthday to Kai, the Musketeer! You'll have plenty more birthdays to party down with him, not to worry! xoxox

Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to many more years of fun with Kai, Haven and Keira. It is beautiful how our heart just grows and grows as the family grows.