Sweet baby boy! See, how I still call you that even though you are four? You are my only son, so I get to do that. Son, it has been so fun to watch you grow from a toddler to a little boy this year. Your sense of humor is in full swing now, taking these pictures was evidence of that you little stinker. Your language grows more every day, but secretly I want you to always say "prain pracks" for train tracks and "wishin" for fishin. You smile with your whole face prince, everyone who meets you tells me you're going to have the girls lined up. I try not to think about it, but it's so true my handsome man cub! You learned to ride a two wheel bike this year, earlier than anyone in the neighborhood. You're leaning out and shooting up, it's happening way too fast. I treasure these years with you home with me full time. Preschool will come soon enough, so please just stay this size for awhile. I love you Sawyer Michael, as much as any mother could ever love her only son. You bring joy to my life in ways you'll never know. I pray every day for your future, for the ways I hope God will get a hold of your heart and life and use you in big ways, for the wife and family I hope he will provide you, that in some small way, every day, I am pointing you to Jesus, that He is the only true fulfillment you'll find. The hat in these pictures we got for you when Daddy and I went to Ireland this summer. You look so cute in it I can hardly stand it! May your fifth year be full of all things a little boy longs for, plenty of adventures and the love of those of us who get to call you ours.