He’s 4!

October 10, 2011 · 6 comments














My kid turns four today. All that cliché stuff about “where did the time go?” applies, but really he looks and acts so grown up these days that his fourth birthday isn’t a total surprise. Levi is smart and strong and kind and funny. He is everything we could have hoped for when we became clueless new parents four years ago.














Levi has the most intense sense of curiosity. He will try almost anything and is always asking questions. He’s been going to work with Henry at least one day a week since he was two, and at the end of those work days, he gives me a long list of things he saw or ate or learned. He also has an appreciation and understanding of ecological systems that’s deeper than many adults have, and he is never afraid to be hands on and get dirty.

Here’s my 9 pound 12 ounce newborn baby boy. He’s always been big (and cute).

Mr. Blue Eyes is going to be a charmer.












At his first birthday party he got his first chainsaw and his first taste of refined sugar. (I think he looks exactly like Charlotte in the photo on the right.)

He loves his crazy “pa”, and he’s always been up for an adventure.

By his second birthday, he has that “Levi” face that we still know and love.














Levi is pretty obsessed with trucks, heavy equipment, and logging machines, but he also like to pick out a pair of earrings for me to wear every morning, and he (unprompted) tells me I look pretty. He has also been the most gentle and loving big brother since the day Charlotte was born. He makes me laugh daily and can be genuinely helpful at times.

In short, he’s amazing, and I love him to pieces. (Sorry to be so mushy.)

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Anna Cools October 10, 2011 at 12:46 pm

That is the sweetest post; he is such a gorgeous little man! Happy birthday Levi! He makes me think of my three year old and first born whose birthday we celebrated a couple of weeks ago. My boy has me wrapped around his pinky with his little “Momma, you are so pretty”. Time flies so fast.


Amanda W. October 10, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Yay Levi! Happy birthday, kiddo.

(9 lbs 12 oz!!! Impressive, Mama!)


Kara October 10, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Happy B-day Levi!!


Amanda Tripp October 10, 2011 at 9:00 pm

He has the most amazing big blue eyes. Great post. Happy 4th birthday Levi :o)


abby October 11, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Happy birthday Levi! He does have such a sweet and self assured look in his eyes.


mae October 12, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Wow, he totally has “old soul” eyes!


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