I just had to write about how cute you were today Sawyer Michael! We went to Walmart to get a few things and since preschool starts in a couple weeks, I let you pick out your backpack. You were so excited about it, so proud of the one you picked, and when we got home, for the rest of the day you were wearing it and asking if you could pack it for school. I had to keep reminding you that we still needed to buy your school supplies and that we have time. You kept asking, "will it be when we wake up?" To which I had to keep telling you it would be a lot of "wake ups", 16 to be exact, until your first day of school. Emma read you your school supply list and when she got to the part about a spare outfit in a ziplock bag, the light went on that you could pack that today and so you raced to your room! We labeled your ziplock bag with your name and carefully placed your folded undies, socks, shirt and pants inside. You then put your backpack on the hook in your room and stared at for awhile, just happy you got to put something inside of it for school. As the day went on, you asked if we could play school. You wanted me to first be your mom and yell, "Sawyer, it's time to get ready for school!" so you could come out of your room with your backpack. We did this and you came out beaming. Oh sweet son of mine, if you only knew how much I enjoy your excitement about this new adventure you're about to go on. You won't always be so excited about school work as the years go by, but it's my earnest hope that your excitement for learning will only continue to grow. It's only natural that you want to get bigger, to do new things, to move forward. But as your mother, I want to thoroughly savor these precious times when you're four. Some day, you'll leave home and marry a wonderful girl, have a career, a life of your own, just as it should be. But right now, your life is with me, pretty much constantly, and I'm loving it! You are a gift, sweet boy, in more ways than you'll ever know! So as you take this baby step in two weeks towards the growing up that every boy must do, know that in your mamas heart, you will always be this boy! I love you!